• Baroque or Rococo?

    Whilst there are similarities between these linked art movements there are a number of distinctions between Baroque and Rococo style. A succinct summary of each is helpfully explained by an article recently published by INVALUABLE, giving a definition of each art period and listing some of the key players. Learn more about the key differences between […]

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  • NAIDOC WEEK 2018

    Lauraine Diggins Fine Art recognises the celebration of Naidoc Week (8 – 15 July 2018) which this year focuses on the important role women have played and continue to play as influential role models. We see this in the community of Utopia where the women artists in particular have forged a presence on the international […]

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  • Constance Stokes : greatest draughtsman

    Bella d’Abrera, granddaughter of Constance Stokes was a recent guest on the Sky News program Outsiders (Monday 25th June) where she spoke about the importance of Stokes’ rigorous academic training and the impact of travelling and seeing important artworks in London and Paris and how that shaped her art. “She was able to use one […]

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  • Chinese and Indigenous Australians: an artistic relationship

    Our Country 2017 - Zhou Xioping

    Zhou Xiaoping Our Country 2017 ink, oil on rice paper laid down on canvas 130 x 95 cm Eugene Yang reports in the ABC news that this year marks 200 years since the first arrival of Chinese migrants to Australia in an article exploring the connections between Chinese and Indigenous Australians – including the work […]

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  • An opportunity to view : Andrew Sayers Room with a View

    Canberra Museum and Art Gallery are celebrating 20 years of collecting visual art with an exhibition showing until 17 June 2018, featuring Room with a View by Andrew Sayers from the CMAG collection which curator Deborah Clark describes as “like haiku” with its simplicity of line and form capturing a sense of light, space and […]

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  • A Closer Look At…..ZHOU Xiaoping – the art of collaboration

    EXHIBITION: ZHOU Xiaoping: The Cross Cultural Influences of Chinese & Indigenous Art 3 March – 21 April 2018 ZHOU Xiaoping’s referencing of indigenous culture has come from his own experience and immersion in the Australian indigenous landscape, through his relationships with Aboriginal people, and his genuine interest in indigenous culture and art – it is […]

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  • Cultural Consul’s visit from the Consulate-General of The People’s Republic of China, Melbourne

    It was a pleasure to receive a visit by Bin ZOU and Xiaohong ZHANG, Cultural Consul’s of the Consulate-General of The People’s Republic of China in Melbourne and Marty MEI, Press Secretary to the Premier of Victoria, Hon Daniel Andrews. Our guests enjoyed the diversity and unique artistic style of Xiaoping ZHOU’S exhibition, The Cross […]

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  • Ming Meets Morris Meets Macropod – A Peabody Essex Museum Collection piece

    The outstanding works by ceramicist Stephen Bowers continue to gain the interest by international collections. Ming Meets Morris Meets Macropod is a recent acquisition by the Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts, USA. Ming Meets Morris Meets Macropod 2018 jigger jolley, white earthenware, underglaze color, clear glaze, on-glaze, ‘distressed’  burnished antique gold, 2.5 x 35.7 cm. Against a back […]

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  • Good Weekend Magazine 17-18 March 2018

    ZHOU Xiaoping exhibition featured in the Good Weekend magazine 17-18 March 2018. Read here  

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  • ZHOU Xiaoping Videos

    For those who were not able to attend our recent opening (or those who wish to relive it) a video is now available to view. We were delighted that Senator The Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications and Minister for the Arts, was able to officiate the proceedings and speak with such feeling about ZHOU […]

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