Peter Walker Fine Art| Anthony Smerdon | SALA Exhibition opens

ANTHONY SMERDON will be presenting a collection of finely crafted models all inspired by classical antiquity and the Renaissance.

The Grand Tours were undertaken by Europeans during the 18th and 19th centuries in order to immerse themselves in the cultural legacy of classical antiquity and the Renaissance.

The purchase of objects and sculptures was an essential part of the Tour, and on return they were placed into libraries, drawing rooms and galleries, giving the grand tourist a memoir of their cultural experiences.

“In my sculptures I hope to evoke the memories of classical and architectural beauty. These architectural forms…

Douglas Stewart Fine Books | New Acquisitions August 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to our New Acquisitions list for August 2018.

Highlights include a first edition of Kippis’ Life of Captain James Cook (1788); a number of attractive early editions of Darwin’s works; some significant books on American conceptual and minimalist artist Sol LeWitt; Japanese woodblock printed games and maps from the Meiji period; a Federation period poster mentioning a play about the Kelly Gang, printed in West Maitland in the Hunter Valley; individual issues of The Lone Hand magazine; books on China and Chinese art; and a wide range of Australian printed ephemera.


To encourage orders placed via…

Behruz Studio | The Incredible Story Of Luke Irwin’s Discovery Of The Deverill Villa


Presented by Behruz Studio

There is no denying that the visual impact of Luke Irwin’s Mosaic Collection is matched by the outstanding discovery that lead to the design of these fascinating rugs. Every time someone comes into the showroom and sees our wall of samples of the Mosaic collection, the immediate reaction is one of marvel and intrigue.

In February 2015,…

The art of collecting wine

With the earliest evidence of its production dating back to 4100BC in Armenia, wine has played a significant part in the cultures and economies of many eras of ancient history. Today, we’re enjoying it in increasing numbers; suffice to say, our interest in wine has longevity, much like the liquid itself. 

Wine collecting can therefore be considered one of the oldest pastimes of all. And if you’ve ever thought about building your own collection – whether it be for personal interest or investment reasons – we’ve put together a list…

Christopher Day Gallery | Recent acquisitions

Please find below a selection of recent acquisitions

Garry Shead – ‘To See The Queen’  Oil 52 x 54 cm $48,000

An excellent example from The Royal Suite Series.

A larger similar work (92 x 122cm) very recently sold at auction for $208,636

Benjamin Edwin Minns (1864-1937) A Midday Break  Watercolour 24 x 36 cm $4,400

A wonderful glimpse from a by-gone era



Fiona and I look forward to seeing you in the Gallery very soon.

Open Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6pm or by appointment

Valentine’s Antiques and Gallery 369 | Joint exhibition

Please join us for our upcoming joint exhibition:

The Gentleman’s Collection: Contemporary Australian Art
Something Old, Something New: Andre Sardone, Metal Work and Sculpture

Brad Boyd, Balaclava Road – Caulfield, Oil

The Gentleman’s Collection: Contemporary Australian Art

Featuring works by David Bromley, John Cobby, John Tiplady, Evan Mackley,

Brad Boyd, Simon Mackley, Pro Hart

Something Old, Something New: Andre Sardone, Metalwork and Sculpture

Andre Sardone, Easy Sunday

Artist’s Statement:

My artwork is made predominantly from salvaged steel, be it from old farm machinery, waste from the local steel fabrication company, car and truck parts, railway components or whatever unique pieces come my way. …

Humble House Gallery | New website

Chinese furniture talk at Raglan gallery

Come along to Raglan Gallery in Cooma for toasty Tuesday talks. The gallery is hosting a short series on specialist topics and this year I have been invited to start it off. Other speakers in August are celebrity baker Anneke Manning and archaeologist Anne White.

Topic: The art and craft of Chinese furniture

When: Tuesday 31 July 11.30am

Tickets: $30 that includes a light lunch

Address: 9-11 Lambie St Cooma

Contacts: Sue Jardine 6454 6210

or Elaine Lawson 6454 6307

Talk to Sue or Elaine about series tickets.

New website

The new website is up and we’re happy to see the increased interest through…

Fresh @ Moorabool….

New additions.

We are pleased to offer some fresh additions to

As a subscriber, you have first look at our recent finds – and first chance to buy.

This week, a selection of Japanese scroll paintings, some Arts & Crafts metalwork, Victorian porcelain, and various other interesting & useful items….


Paul Rosenberg, Alard Pett & all @ Moorabool Antiques

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‘Arts & Crafts’ is the term we use to describe the design movement of the later Victorian age, where craftsmanship came to mean more than just decoration and simplicity was sough for, not hidden. The excesses of the ‘High Victorian’ style…

Colonial Gold – Rare 19th Century Goldfields Jewellery

By Hugh Batters

Little known but fascinating pieces of Australian colonial history will be unearthed at the Antiques Fair Sydney in August. Extraordinary examples of 19th century gold jewellery from the most exquisitely intricate to the, well, positively ordinary’.

Australia’s gold rush created instant wealth for the lucky few but even in the 1800s money didn’t necessarily buy taste. Like modern rap artists with their ‘bling’, ostentatious displays of riches were very much a part of Victorian society and those who rose from rags to riches almost instantly. By 1853 the…

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