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Artist feature at Pedestrian Space

Artist feature at Pedestrian Space

I was pretty chuffed when I was recently approached by Annika Lundkvist to become one of the Friday feature artists on her website, Pedestrian Space. Obviously I checked out the other artists and they are fabulous, so I feel very honoured to be sitting online amongst...

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Urban sketching around Tasmania, part 3: Hobart

Urban sketching around Tasmania, part 3: Hobart

We had a really comfy Airbnb in Hobart overlooking the Derwent River. The natural consequence of the view was a big hill, so we timed our outings to walk downhill into town and then at the end of the day we caught an uber back up again! This was the view from our...

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Sketching Brunswick Street, Fitzroy: signs of the times, cancellations, click and collect, black lives matter

Sketching Brunswick Street, Fitzroy: signs of the times, cancellations, click and collect, black lives matter

Walking down Brunswick Street from Alexandra Parade (still in my 5km limit), I tried to spot signs specific to Melbourne in 2020. Situations we could never have imagined – such as long postponed acts at the Evelyn Hotel, or closed shops with instructions on click and collect. The Black Lives Matter posters on the walls of the fire brigade credit union stayed long enough for me to capture. A few days later they were gone, showing just how important it is to record these moments in history.

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Sketching Brunswick Street, Fitzroy incognito: masks, 2 hours and a 5km limit

Sketching Brunswick Street, Fitzroy incognito: masks, 2 hours and a 5km limit

As lockdown 2 started to settle, and we were allowed out of our homes, I headed back to the top end of Brunswick Street. I wanted to illustrate the impact of the pandemic on the local community. I sat under a verandah at the corner of Westgarth Street and drew locals chatting on a mosaic chair wearing masks. Some things don’t change though. The building housed a butcher’s shop back in 1925 and it still does today.

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