Author Archive | LizMclennan


The Theatre Research Institute bell-ringers at Salon Pretensious

The wonderful Theatre Research Institute put on a spectacular show at Salon Pretensious’s event at Reveries, Marong on Saturday 29th April 2017. Five performers undertook extreme acrobatics on a giant scaffold amongst the gumtrees at dusk. The campanologists or bell-ringers rang out beautiful electronic tones in front of an astonished audience. Ray and Deidre pulled […]


2016 Lot19 Spring Sculpture Prize

The Opening for the 2016 Lot19 Spring Sculpture Prize was held on a glorious sunny afternoon in Castlemaine on Saturday 15 October. Amongst my favourite works were the beautiful and intriguing ‘PODCAST’ sculptures of Paul Turbitt. Wonderful music was provided by the Thompson Foundary Band, three of the players featured here.


Woodland bird costumes (work in progress) 8/8/16

This watercolour which I’m currently working on is my largest work for a while (405mm x 265mm). My inspiration was the markings of local woodland birds that I’ve seen on recent bushwalks, painted on vintage dolls. The species represented here are Jacky Winter, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Flame Robin, Brown Treecreeper, Striated Pardalote although I am yet to spot a Painted Button-quail (foreground).

Drawing from Outsider series

Art Gallery of Ballarat: Pam Hallandal; Von Guerard; Last of England; Rick Amor Drawing Prize 24/7/2016

                PAM HALLANDAL Exhibition of Melbourne artist ‘Pam Hallandal watching’. Inspiring monumental drawings of charcoal, pastel and ink. Her use of space is really interesting, capturing moments of daily life from an outsider’s perspective.   EUGENE VON GUERARD (1811-1901) Artist and lithographer ‘Southern End of Tasman’s Island’ 1866-67 Colour lithograph. […]