Artist Profile: Leila Jeffreys

Written for Art Edit Photographic artist Leila Jeffreys wants to get people to reconnect with nature. “I want them to feel a sense of its value and to know that it sustains us,” she says. “It’s a reminder that we are not the only species on this planet and that these other societies have just as… Continue reading Artist Profile: Leila Jeffreys

Artist Profile: Katie Ravich

Written for Art Edit Artist Katie Ravich spent much of her childhood exploring the beach and bushland close to home. “I loved to [make] miniature worlds with mosses, leaf litter and sticks and house cicada shells and Christmas beetles beneath these creations,” she says. “I think this is where my fascination with studying the miniature landscape beneath… Continue reading Artist Profile: Katie Ravich


Written for Art Edit CALIFORNIA-BORN, Perth-based artist Dave Calkins grew up in his abstract painter uncle’s studio. It’s where his passion for painting and the use of bold colours was born, and where he first discovered his creative side. “I have explored several areas of self-expression to arrive back at my first primal love – painting,” says Dave.… Continue reading ARTIST PROFILE: DAVE CALKINS


Written for Art Edit “QUIRKY, WEIRD AND WHIMSICAL” is how multifaceted artist Peter Day describes his work. The Sydney-born painter and sculptor says he has been practicing as an artist since he was just four years old. “I still have some of my first drawings – some I have turned into paintings,” he remembers. Peter’s paintings are an… Continue reading ARTIST PROFILE: PETER DAY


Written for Art Edit VICTORIAN-BORN ARTIST Geoff Todd’s father, a dairy farmer, would spend his morning tea break completing crosswords in the daily newspaper, sketching in the margins as a way to resist young Geoff’s chatter. It was from here that Geoff’s own artistic flare took flight. His first solo exhibition was held in 1969… Continue reading ARTIST PROFILE: GEOFF TODD


Written for Art Edit AS A CHILD, Gold Coast-based artist Annette Raff would draw to keep herself entertained, tossing each drawing aside as the fun was in the ‘doing’ rather than the finished piece. “My parents joke that I drew before I walked,” she says. That said, Annette’s pathway to becoming an artist hasn’t been entirely… Continue reading ARTIST PROFILE: ANNETTE RAFF


Written for Art Edit SYDNEY-BORN ARTIST David Pavich is drawn towards the vastness and variety of the Australian landscape. “There are the harsh, dry, arid regions of Australia, which provide an eerie atmosphere,” he says. “And other times lush regions, which generate certain feelings of paradise.” His paintings are built up from layers of oil paint, but… Continue reading ARTIST PROFILE: DAVID PAVICH


Written for Art Edit “I FIND BEING an artist is like having a diary for the world to view,” says South Australian artist Angus Martin. The painter – whose practice revolves around fluid figures and lines strong enough to move Matisse himself – uses his craft to capture the feelings that arise from love and relationships. The… Continue reading ARTIST PROFILE: ANGUS MARTIN


Written for Art Edit Since graduating from the South Australian School of Art in 1985, the bones of Louise Vadasz’s extensive portfolio have come to rest on the dramatic landscapes and seascapes of the state’s nature-rich Southern Vales region. Although her practice draws from a long history of local contemporaries – who have been equally as inspired by the… Continue reading ARTIST PROFILE: LOUISE VADASZ

One of Melbourne’s Most Innovative Bar Owners Launches a Gallery-Bar Hybrid

Written for Broadsheet He’s the man behind acclaimed Bar Americano and world-class but now-closed Der Raum, Bar Economico and Bar Exuberante. And he believes the commercial art gallery model is broken. Matt Bax has created standout hospitality concepts and experiences, but he’s also a self-taught artist – his father was an artist and art teacher… Continue reading One of Melbourne’s Most Innovative Bar Owners Launches a Gallery-Bar Hybrid