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: 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: 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: The Art of Michelle Breton

Caravonesque,  Mixed Media on Italian Canvas, 183 x 183cm. 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, the works are resolved instinctively and intuitively. Filled with movement and chaos and control, Breton is a master of the abstractContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Art of Michelle Breton”

The Finkelstein Files: The Sublime Ms.Shaw

Artist Kate Shaw has an enduring fascination with interplanetary colonisation and what it might mean. Through a series of vibrant, psychedelic landscapes, she suggests these yearnings are a complicated combination of hope for new beginnings and a sense of hopelessness about a planet we seem certain we’ll lose. “My practice re-interprets notions of what constitutes landscapeContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Sublime Ms.Shaw”

The Finkelstein Files: Beyond The Woods

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 Woods”

The Finkelstein Files: Where The Infinite Dwells

When you have this dapper man greeting you at the door for a preview for national exhibition about to unfurl, you just know you are in for a ride of a night! Mo, is painter Kate Elsey’s partner in the truest sense of the word. Accompanying Elsey on most of her artiness trips made forContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Where The Infinite Dwells”

The Finkelstein Files : Sfumato Superbo

What is it that continues to resonate with me some 10 years after first clapping eyes on Alexander McKenzie’s quietly evocative mood-scapes? Its fairly true to say that I am a groupie. Hard-core. Let’s rewind a little, to 2007…. At 4.30pm on a weekday afternoon, I hear the squeal of the gallery stock room roll-a-doorContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files : Sfumato Superbo”

The Finkelstein Files at sea with Graeme Altmann

Well hello Mr. Altmann! It always feels like I am visiting an old mate, when Graeme and I hang out together – that’s just the kind of genial guy he is. The Highett based Arthouse Studio is home to a swag of mid-career artists all busily beavering away. The 1950’s Madmen-esque brick building affords this compendium of painters,Continue reading “The Finkelstein Files at sea with Graeme Altmann”