Sally Armfield Wins Botanical Illustration Prize

My very dear friend Sally Armfield has won second prize in the Yarram Courthouse Gallery native plant illustration exhibition. Her beautiful painting of a Kangaroo Apple is amazing and well deserving of a prize. Sally has been a botanical illustrator for many years, specialising in indigenous plants. And being the very multi-talented lady that she is, Sally is also a textile designer and we have worked on many interesting projects together, and hopefully will do so again in the future. I am also very lucky to have such a good friend.

The exhibition is on for another week, click on the link for more details.

Congratulations Sally!

STOP PRESS…..Sally has also won the People’s Choice Award for the exhibition.

Time to crack open the champagne!


Our native plants poster


45 Downstairs Gallery

There are two great exhibitions on at 45 Downstairs Gallery in Melbourne.

The first exhibition showcases the amazingly beautiful sculptural work of young indigenous artist Georgia MacGuire. Made form the bark of Malaleuca trees, the forms are eerily human and reference the cultural connection to country. Georgia is the Victorian Indigenous Art Award 2013 winner.

The second exhibition -Women In Design- was curated by Daniella Casamento with the assistance of the Design Institute of Australia. It celebrates the contribution Melbourne women make to our built environment. Representing a broad cross section of design fields including Architecture, Interior, Furniture and Textile Design. Look out for interesting knitted design “tubes” created by Jenny Underwood and Leanne Zilka. It was also nice to learn that one of my favourite sculptures in Melbourne was created by Susan Hewitt. Called “The Great Petition” it commemorates the 100 years of the Women’s Vote in Victoria (2008)

Both exhibitions are till the 22nd of February so don’t miss out!




Sea of Dreams. Port Philip Bay 1915-2013 (Part 2)

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery has a great exhibition on at the moment, and is worth the drive out to this beautiful part of Melbourne.

I went to Part 1 last summer so wanted to catch Part 2. It features some rarely seen gems as well as revisiting works by popular artists such as the Boyds, Nolan, Percival  and Clarice Beckett. The exhibition runs till 2 March 2014.

Go to for more details.