Just in: Pictures of Peter Kingston’s Toast-rack tram

Peter Kingston has just sent me these images of one of his artworks. The piece is a quaint and nostalgic toast-rack tram, heading for Bondi with a smattering of cartoon and real-life characters on board. Peter has long been a champion for the retention of Sydney's architectural and maritime history. As such, he is a lover ...

New Charles Blackman Photographs, exclusive to Artwriter

These rare photographs of Charles Blackman and his first wife, Barbara Blackman, were sent to me this week by their son Auguste Blackman, who gave me permission to publish them on my website. The photographs were taken by Auguste at the Blackman Hotel in Melbourne this month, the day after the hotel's official opening at which ...

Peter Kingston Interview

This week I interviewed Peter Kingston at his home on the Lower North Shore. Peter was putting the finishing touches to his work for the inaugural Sculpture at Sawmillers exhibition, taking place on September 18 and 19 at Sawmillers Reserve, McMahons Point. Peter is one of Sydney's best-known artists, who exhibits at Australian Galleries in Paddington. ...

Stephen Vitiello, recording The Sound of Red Earth in the Kimberley

Stephen Vitiello Interview

Stephen Vitiello, recording The Sound of Red Earth in the Kimberley

August 2010 If you visit Sydney Park in St Peters any time before September 12, 2010, be sure to have a look at the artwork by Stephen Vitiello. Or should that be “listen” to the artwork, for Vitiello is an American sound artist and the auditory realm is his artistic home. The title of this work ...

Charles Blackman & Judy Cassab drawing a model Marina Finlay.

Charles Blackman Interview

Charles Blackman & Judy Cassab drawing a model Marina Finlay.

August 13, 2010 Today I interviewed Charles Blackman, at the home of Judy Cassab in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. The interview was for the Daily Telegraph where I work as visual arts writer. By sheer happenstance, my timing could not have been better. Ten minutes before I left the office for the interview, which was to ...