The visual journal of the Australian Artist Julian Wigley.

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  • November 2, 2013

Molly, 5 years later

Molly Wigley. Warrandyte, Victoria, 1940 Photograper. Albert Tucker. 1914-1999 Details. Gelatin silver contact prints. Held by State Library of Victoria. Reference: http://digital.slv.vic.gov.au/view/action/nmets.do?DOCCHOICE=2107550.xml&dvs=1382597191823~121&locale=en_US&search_terms=&adjacency=&divType=&usePid1=true&usePid2=true  … Read More

  • October 24, 2013

Molly selling badges. Adelaide 1935

Mum selling badges. Reference http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/129297240?searchTerm=Molly%20Burden&searchLimits= Still looking for drawings or works by Molly Burden… any out there?… Read More

  • October 24, 2013

Sister Christabel

Another sister, Christabel Wigley, creates large sculptures. This one is called  “Crossed fingers” . It was the  Montalto prize winning work  last year . Part of the Montalto Permanent Collection. Christabel Wigley 2012. Montalto Pemanent Collection… Read More

  • October 24, 2013

Sister Anita

My sister, Annie Mertzlin, has a new show of paintings at Kick Gallery, Peel Street, Collingwood.  Finishes November 2nd. Still life- Anita Mertzlin 2013… Read More

  • October 24, 2013

A selfie

iPad mash using mixed apps   A saturday doodle made a little after  finishing Jo Nesbo’s latest book, “Police”. No spoilers. Read More

  • October 5, 2013

Life from the TV

Amazing diving sequence without weights,walking on the bottom of the earth. Read More

  • October 1, 2013

Fishing in the Hilton Lobby

Photo mash on iPad… Read More

  • September 25, 2013

Piano player playing in the hotel lobby

  • September 20, 2013

2050. iPad drawing

  • September 18, 2013

Front to back doodle

Brushes drawing on iPad made in Darwin on Saturday night. Read More

  • September 15, 2013

SP post 2013 election.

iPad drawing using Brushes… Read More

  • September 12, 2013


Posted on September 6, 2013 by julian Searching for art work done by our mother Molly Burden. Love to hear from anyone who has knowledge of the whereabouts of any surviving drawings or paintings. In November 1938 my mother and my father, James… Read More

  • September 6, 2013

Thinking of dead bees

Dead bees cannot be good for our world…Business self-interest always trumps what’s good for all. Please vote wisely this Saturday 7th September. Read More

  • September 4, 2013

Talk on “silver bullets” and other important matters.

Enjoyed giving a talk on “Why Aboriginal Housing ?”  at the State Library to the Architects Co operative-Melbourne. A journey of 40 years. Forgot to get pics but happy to survive the session, and sensible questions followed. And a hello to some faces from the past. Excerpt… Read More

  • September 2, 2013

In the studio.

  • August 27, 2013

From the studio

Proofing prints. Studio work diary. Testing a series of inkjet papers… Read More

  • June 22, 2013

Under glass

Working on a process for making handmade prints. Read More

  • June 21, 2013

Community Housing Design Tool.

A consultation tool used for community housing projects-1980-1990’s. Community housing projects. The family arranged the preferred house layout to suit their needs. This was then recorded for future reference. This consultation process assisted the team to elicit information, identify a range of accommodation and amenity requirements, and sometimes specific community… Read More

  • June 19, 2013

Remote area housing

Washing on clothesline, paths surrounded by bare ground, and verandahs with  kitchen sinks. Remote Northern Australia. NAHS projects from a decade or so ago. Lightweight construction to sleeping areas and mass construction to living areas. The floor plan is of a house located a long way from… Read More

  • June 18, 2013

Digital to paper-process

The nerve racking rubbing procedure exposing the image. Bringing the digital doodles to life on paper adds another dimension to liquid data. This drawing was finger drawn on an iPhone using Brushes, and then transfered via an inkjet printer to a treated paper grounds for reworking with traditional… Read More

  • June 15, 2013

Technique under development

  Working in the studio.Incorporating new digital technologies with  past traditions once used by Degas and others. Read More

  • June 9, 2013

Global Mobile Digital Art

David Scott Liebowitz’s book  is published. Two of my drawings  “Breathing under water” and  “Headache” get to see some light in David’s book, Mobile Digital Art: Using the iPad and iPhone as Creative Tools (Publisher: Focus ;2013 There is also a section on how I drew… Read More

  • May 30, 2013

Mobile Digital Art Book arrives in Australia

The book, Mobile Digital Art hit Australia’s shore today. David Scott Leibowitz’s fine compilation of 70-mobile digital artists from around the world  is a big and colourful tome full of pictures made using the iPad and iPhone. The book contains work-through examples,  including my own creative process using these digital tools. Read More

  • May 30, 2013

The strength of drawings

John Berger’s tribute to Cartier-Bresson. 2004 “At every railway crossing in France there is a solid notice, a panel with writing on it which reads: ‘Attention! Un train peut en… Read More

  • October 9, 2009

Justice in Paradise

Story in Subtopia by Bryan Finoki OK, I dug up some scoop on the migrant detention facility that’s being developed on the ‘œLeeward North’ side of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base directly adjacent to the ‘Windward’ side where the terrorist suspects are being held at Camp Delta. I somehow missed… Read More

  • December 4, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut explains

    Angel at my shoulder (c) Julian Wigley 2010 It feels like there has been a proliferation of leaders with psychopathic personalities in many aspects of our lives since the 1980’s. History tells us they are always walk amongst us. Kurt Vonnegut description of PP’s rings so true as we recoil… Read More

  • January 2, 2006