• Vale Kathleen Petyarre


    We were saddened to learn of the death of celebrated Utopia artist Kathleen Petyarre on 24 November 2018. Recognised as one of the premier contemporary painters of the central and western desert art movement, Kathleen’s work was executed in the finest detail, depicting the travels of Arnkerrth, the Mountain Devil Lizard. Since her prize winning entry […]


  • McWilliams on show at John Glover’s Patterdale Farm

    McWilliams cupboard Patterdale Farm

    “The old King Billy pine cupboard has been decorated by Tasmanian contemporary painter, Michael McWilliams, who began his career painting on old furniture from his family’s antique business. The painting above the cupboard is a watercolour of Nile Farm as it was in 1962, painted by a Launceston local.” A recent article celebrates the heritage restoration […]


  • Janet and Mike Green Exhibition Opening and Artist Talks

    Missed the pleasure of our most recent exhibition opening? Eager to hear an insider’s view about the artworks? Videos of the exhibition opening for Alice and Beyond: Recent work by Janet and Mike Green, with opening remarks by Rod James, along with individual conversations with both Mike and Janet, are now all available for viewing […]


  • In Conversation with Mike Green

    Mike Green Drought's End 82 x 109cm

    Enjoy a brief teaser of the video, In Conversation with Mike Green, which will be uploaded in full to our website next week, along with In Conversation with Janet Green and the exhibition opening speeches. ALICE AND BEYOND: Recent Paintings by Janet and Mike Green 17 November – 15 December 2018


  • Sidney Nolan documentary screening Tues 6 November

    Sidney Nolan ABC TV 6 Nov 9.30pm

    Following last week’s documentary on John Peter Russell (which you can now catch on iview), this Tuesday 6th November the ABC is screening a documentary on Sidney Nolan at 9.30pm. Nolan’s iconic imagery, especially his Kelly series, is ingrained in the Australian psyche. Everyone feels they know Nolan, but that is far from the truth.


  • John Peter Russell documentary screening Tuesday 30 October

    John Peter Russell documentary

    In conjunction with the current exhibition of John Peter Russell at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, a documentary about this fascinating artist will be screened on ABC television Tuesday 30th October at 9.30pm. Australia’s Lost Impressionist examines the relationships and influence of John Peter Russell within the French avant-garde in the late 1880s. Part […]


  • Vale Mirka Mora

    We pay tribute to Mirka Mora who recently passed away, aged 90, and was remembered and celebrated on Tuesday at a State Memorial at the Palais Theatre. Remembered and celebrated for her joie de vivre and for the indelible impression she has made on Melbourne city, through her personality; her art and the sophistication brought […]


  • Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

    Angelina Ngal painting at LDFA 2009

    An exhibition featuring the work of Australian indigenous women is currently on show at The Phililps Collection in Washington, USA. The nine artists are from a variety of areas highlighting a diversity of artistic practices and include Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Carlene West, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu, and Nyapanyapa […]


  • The Melbourne Fair

    LDFA at The Melbourne Fair 2018

    August is Art Fair season in Melbourne! Lauraine Diggins Fine Art again participated in The Melbourne Fair which was on show 9th-12th August at Caulfield Racecourse and showcased over 50 specialist dealers focussing on  fine art; furniture; decorative arts; books, prints and posters; jewellery; fashion and vintage couture. It has been described as an Aladdin’s cave […]


  • Vale Charles Blackman OBE


    We pay tribute to Charles Blackman (1928 – 2018) who passed away Monday 20 August, aged 90. Represented in the National Gallery of Australia and in all public State Galleries, in addition to numerous private and corporate collections, his work is celebrated and widely recognised throughout Australia and internationally. Blackman was a self-taught artist and found inspiration […]