Art collection

Street art Darwin

Aussie posters Darwin Artist, Peter Drew, is travelling the continent reminding Australians of their heritage. Some of the posters attracted defacement within 48 hours. Simple, direct and current. More pics… Read More

May 14, 2016

Jim Wigley at work

Working on molds for puppet heads. Photographer Unknown. Part of photo series of Jim making puppet heads with Hymie Slade in the 1950s. The studio location could be at TV Channel 7 circa 1956 or earlier working on theatre props. If You have any info let me know ūüôā… Read More

April 16, 2016

Jim Wigley Obituary

Another obituary written by Phillip Jones The Australian 29th July 1999;… Read More

July 22, 2015

Rembrandt’s etchings at the Morgan Library

Rembrandt, Self Portrait in a Cap, Open-Mouthed, 1630 Etching. The Morgan Library and Museum has released a number of works online. Wonderful set of Rembrandt self portraits… Read More

July 16, 2015

My 39 year old eco flyer at Heide Museum of Modern Art

Funny and a delight to see an old flyer I did in 1975 promoting the Radical Ecology Conference used by Emily Floyd in her abstract poster series. Discovered during a recent stroll through the Heide Museum of Modern Art. Jim would see the Heide joke. Emily Floyd. Exhibition… Read More

April 11, 2014

Henry Darger at MONA

Second visit to the apple Isle and MONA. There were several works drawn by this artist that caught my eye. Photo of Henry Darger taken by David Berglund. Read More

February 25, 2014

Molly selling badges. Adelaide 1935

Mum selling badges. Reference 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


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

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