Boyd ceramics

Merric Boyd 1888 – 1959 Jug with Landscape and Grape Design Vine Form Handle 1916 ceramic, height: 18.5 cm

The Glen Eira council Gallery is currently hosting an exhibition featuring ceramics from the Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery in Murrumbeena. The AMB Pottery was established in the 1940s by Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd (son of ceramicist Merric Boyd and grandson of artist Arthur Boyd) along with John Perceval and Peter Herbst. Other artists who contributed included Neil Douglas, Yvonne Boyd and Betty Burchell. Designs ranged from the functional – cups, plates, bowls – to the more decorative – vases, platters, jugs – often with beautiful details of native flora and fauna.

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art has a small selection of sought after ceramic works by members of the Boyd family. We welcome your inquiries.

Stories in Clay Glen Eira Gallery

The Melbourne Fair : come and visit us from 8th – 11th August 2019

We are pleased to again participate in The Melbourne Fair at the Caulfield Racecourse with a preview Gala Opening on Thursday 8th August.

Featuring a selection of Arts, Antiques, Jewellery, Books, Vintage Fashion and more.

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art will showcase Australian painting, sculpture, decorative arts and works on paper, with artists including  Yvonne Audette, Stephen Bowers, Rupert Bunny, Gus Dall’Ava, Max Dupain, Emanuel Phillips Fox, John Glover, Janet Green, Mike Green, Hans Heysen, Percy Lindsay, Michael McWilliams, Ambrose Patterson, Andrew Sayers, Roland Wakelin, Zhou Xiaoping a selection of indigenous painting from Utopia.

We have a limited number of complimentary tickets for both the Gala and general entry, so please do contact us to secure your tickets for The Melbourne Fair 2019. Telephone 03 9509 9855 or email ausart@diggins.com.au

Thursday   8th August     6pm – 9pm   Gala Opening
Friday         9th August     11am – 6pm
Saturday    10th August   10am – 6pm
Sunday      11th August    10am – 5pm

https://themelbournefair.com.au

Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

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 Yunupingu. Angelina Ngal from Utopia is sometimes incorrectly known by her late husband’s surname.

“In recent years, women have been at the forefront of contemporary Aboriginal Australian art. The innovative pictorial and conceptual tapestries included in Marking the Infinite demonstrate why. Through a weave of intimate marks, the nine artists map their knowledge of sacred Country, but such is the generous expansiveness of their works that they are not curtailed by these bounds. It is energising to think that women from one of the world’s oldest cultures, working in remote parts of Australia, are making some of the most globally relevant art today.”     Sally Grant, Australian Book Review, 28 August 2018

Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia is on display until 9 September.

To view further details please click here

and to read the review by Sally Grant published in the Australian Book Review please click here

Constance Stokes at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is showing an exhibition of paintings by Constance Stokes until 17th September bringing together work from her early days as an art student at the National Gallery Art School, in the late 1920s, through to paintings made in the early 1980s. The exhibition includes over 35 paintings covering the breadth of Stokes’s artistic practice across 60 years, exploring stylistic developments and highlighting Stokes’ stunning portraiture and use of colour. Click here for further details.

To view works currently available by Constance Stokes at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, please click here to view our stockroom. Illustrated above:

Constance Stokes 1906 – 1991  Persimmons c.1975  red ink and pastel on paper  38 x 28 cm

Robert Clinch and The Goggomobil D’Art Project

Our forthcoming exhibition: Robert Clinch and the Goggomobil D’Art Project 
will open on Saturday 25th March including unveiling the car.
The iconic Goggomobil Dart car and distinctive painted paper darts by Melbourne contemporary realist artist Robert Clinch collide to create a unique objet d’art in this intriguing project resulting in a remarkable painted art car.
The classic 1960s Australian designed and built Goggomobil Dart sports car is an aesthetic object in itself. Here it is transferred to another level, peppered with paper darts by Robert Clinch.
In addition to the feature car, the exhibition will include drawings and paintings and a preview of a forthcoming documentary about the project by Karl von Moller.

The exhibition will be on show until 6th May 2017.

Patchwork, ironic, serious and kitsch: the best of the Archibald finalists by Joanna Mendelssohn

Read Joanna Mendelssohn’s article from The Conversation about the 2016 Archibald including Michael McWilliams’ The Usurpers (Self Portrait).

“The Tasmanian artist Michael McWilliams’ The usurpers (self portrait) is a magically elaborate study in a similar mode to that of the Italian Renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Every element is an import to Australia. Sheep, cattle, pigeons, carp, trout, rabbits, rats, mice, fruit and grain, all combine to form the artist’s face.

The usurpers hangs at the entrance to the exhibition, a long way from the winner’s circle, but it is probably the painting that most visitors will remember.”

Patchwork, ironic, serious and kitsch: the best of the Archibald finalists