• 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]