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Art for charity’s sake

A bushfire relief charity auction and exhibition will be held in Newport next month. Altona artist Simpson Myers has teamed up with the RedWest Creatives...

MY PLACE

What is your connection with the Sunbury and Macedon Ranges area? I have a lifelong connection with the area. I spent my childhood at Mount...

Reko Rennie to jointly judge Footscray Art Prize

A proudly Footscray born-and-bred artist is relishing the chance to help judge the inaugural Footscray Art Prize. The $17,500 prize, launched on Friday night, offers...

Big ideas on art for a little audience

Art for the young and young at heart has found a new home in Footscray. A new gallery – called ‘little … No BIG’ –...

Inner-west studios throw open their doors

Studios across the inner west are opening their doors to the public this month for a weekend of art and adventure. The Open Studios in...

Witches weave colourful message in new art lesson book

Witches and wizards whipped up a colourful Halloween welcome to a Yarraville school on Monday for the launch of a new book. Wembley Primary School...

Artist Josh Muir shares dark journey

Rising artist Josh Muir hopes his harrowing journey can inspire other young people to keep hold of their dreams whatever their struggles might be. Visiting...

Footscray artist Steven Rhall veers off the grid

The multi-layered history of an iconic Melbourne site has inspired the latest work by Footscray artist Steven Rhall. Rhall is one of a handful of...

Artists win $10,000 documenting ancient Maltese art

An ancient Maltese tradition practiced deep in the heart of St Albans has won two artists $10,000 in The Substation’s contemporary art prize. Sonia Leber...

Geoffrey Ricardo to create a strange trail along Kororoit Creek

Renowned Brooklyn artist Geoffrey Ricardo has been awarded a $330,000 commission for public art works along the Kororoit Creek shared trail at Altona North. His...

Chieko Hester immerses herself in Gisborne’s art scene

Japanese-born origamist Chieko Hester tells reporter Matt Crossman it wasn’t until she moved to Gisborne that she immersed herself in the art world.   How long...

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Illegal rubbish dumping spikes

Bin contamination and illegal rubbish dumping have spiked in Maribyrnong following COVID-19 restrictions. Maribyrnong council is advising residents not to leave home to donate goods...