Let it Bee: In Conversation with co-founder of Australia’s Daylesford Organics, Kate Ulman

Kate Ulman: “In 2001 we spent months driving around Victoria looking for properties to buy and move into, when we found ourselves walking through an organic apple orchard just out of Daylesford. I picked an apple and passed a bit of it to six-month-old Indi who was on my back, and when we saw herContinue reading “Let it Bee: In Conversation with co-founder of Australia’s Daylesford Organics, Kate Ulman”

The Finkelstein Files: Beyond The Trees

If trees are carriers of symbolic possibilities, the exhibition Beyond the Trees is a powerful and poetic response to our emotive connections to our planet. Climate change, the environment and the preservation of diversity are ‘hot’ topics. The life sustaining essence of trees is explored deftly by Victor Majzner who eschews these living monuments ideals of endurance andContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Beyond The Trees”

The Finkelstein Files: Art Appreciation 101

Why does art matter?? For without perspective, life would be awfully dull!  It is our most expressive form of sharing. Art matters because it illustrates the human experience—the wonder of it, the bewilderment of it, the whimsy of it, and so much more. We would not be connected so deeply without the existence of art. The artsContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Art Appreciation 101”

The Finkelstein Files: Y-ello? Is it Me You’re Looking For??

Finally the layers come off, our winter coats are swapped for lighter moments of turning our faces toward the sun again and soaking up all that luminous sunshine, blue skies, chirping birdies and the scent of flowers and bees busily humming. Not a moment too soon either, as Melbournians, we are well within our rightContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Y-ello? Is it Me You’re Looking For??”

The Finkelstein Files: The Fine Art of Investment!

Wondering how to maximise your tax return for your business and feel like you’ve come out somehow on top?! With Australia’s tax breaks available to businesses which turnover under $10 million annually, owning your own art collection has never been so simple. Michael Fox, a leading Melbourne tax accountant specialising in the arts explains, “TheContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Fine Art of Investment!”

The Finkelstein Files: The Art of Michelle Breton

Above: Michelle Breton, Honey Dreaming, 2017, Mixed Media on Italian Canvas, 153 x 137cm, P.O.A Above: Michelle Breton, Trompette au Soleil, 2017, Mixed Media on Italian Canvas, 153 x 137cm, P.O.A Michelle Breton’s ouevre relates to deep inward feelings rather than appealing to the intellect –  a visceral expression of motifs. Organic is form and matter,Continue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Art of Michelle Breton”

The Finkelstein Files: Looking Through Rose-Coloured Glasses

Above: Thierry B. , Entirety, Dreamscape Series, Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen, 152 x 122cm, P.O.A Above: Thierry B. , Suddenly Clare, 2016, Dreamscape Series, Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen, 200 x 300cm, P.O.A Above: Thierry B, La Vie En Rose, 2018, Euphoria Series, Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen, 152 x 122cm, P.O.A Above: Art patron admiringContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Looking Through Rose-Coloured Glasses”

The Finkelstein Files: Wings of Desire

Artwork by: Thierry B Euphoria Series, Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen, 183 x 183cm. Interior Styling by David Hicks Artwork by: Thierry B Euphoria Series, Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen, 152 x 152cm, Private residence, Toorak.   Euphoria paintings by Thierry B emphasise free, spontaneous, and personal emotional expression. They exercise a freedom of technique and execution toContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Wings of Desire”

The Finkelstein Files: A Few of My Favourite Things!!!

In the last post for the year, 2017 has been a rollercoaster ride for many. I for one, am looking forward to a complete summer break with my favourite little peeps, my twin 8 year old’s.  It’s all about having fun and being in the moment, taking our time, and few plans except soaking up theContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: A Few of My Favourite Things!!!”

The Finkelstein Files: Monochromatic Schematic

With art we travel. What leads us to search out meaning for the walls of our inner harbours and our exterior retreats? What combination of space, surface and colour lead us to a feeling of extended openness, of belonging to our surroundings, of expansion of space and the glimmer of inexplicable lightness. As we travelContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Monochromatic Schematic”