Dancing Umbrellas

Rebecca Baumann and Damiano Bertoli at Heide. Dancing Umbrellas. I always mean to go to Heide more.


Darebin Art Prize

Finalists /
Samara ADAMSON-PINCZEWSKI/  Rushdi ANWAR/  Justin BALMAIN/  Damiano BERTOLI/  Kate BEYNON/  Nicole BREEDON/ Jon BUTT/ Nicholas CHILVERS and Hanna CHETWIN  /  Nadine CHRISTENSEN  /  Zoe CROGGON/  Julie DAVIES and Alex RIZKALLA/  Elyse de VALLE/  DAMP/ Ara DOLATIAN/  Leslie EASTMAN/  Phil EDWARDS/  Simon FINN/  Carly FISCHER  /  Patrick FRANCIS/  Wanda GILLESPIE/  Tim GRESHAM/  Michelle HAMER/  Katherine HATTAM/  Linda JUDGE  / Cathy LAUDENBACH/  Jordan MARANI/  Kent MORRIS/  Noriko NAKAMURA  /  Petra NICEL/  SimonPERICICH/  Elvis RICHARDSON with James HAYES/  Louise RIPPERT/  Kiron ROBINSON/  NatalieRYAN/  Bill SAMPSON  /  Rachel SCHENBERG/  Vivian Cooper SMITH  / Tai SNAITH/  Dell STEWART/  Sophia SZILAGYI/  Georgia SZMERLING/  David WADELTON/  Daisy WATKINS-HARVEY  /  Alice WORMALD

Charlotte DAY / Director, Monash University Museum of Art
Nick SELENITSCH / Artist
Claire WATSON / Curator, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Opening night (winner announced) Thursday 10 December / 6-8pm

With special guest speaker
Associate Professor Robert NELSON / Monash University

Darebin Art Prize / 2015
11 December / 2015 — 21 February / 2016

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
Cnr Snake Gully Drive and Prospect Hill Drive / Bundoora
Wed-Fri / 11am-4pm | Sat-Sun / 12noon-5pm

Free Admission


Big Pop Tropical Night Market

Popcraft Studio is hosting a Tropical Night Market on Saturday 12 December between 5pm
and 9pm.
This festive market will feature 20 hand-picked makers, designers and artists and an immersive multimedia experience with site specific sculpture and video projections by Scott Morrison, Eddy Carroll, Erin & Gus and Pauline Tran.

The market will feature the work of local ceramicists, jewellers, textile designers and artisans
including: Julie B ceramics, Pegs Marlow, Rosanna Ford, Beck Jobson and Ramona
Barry, Emma Greenwood, John Brooks, Ainslie Macauly, Lucreccia and Cecilia
Quintanilla , Sunday Morning Designs, Linnet and Mary Good, Shuh Lee, Dell Stewart, Lisa
Hilli, Cat Rabbit, Grafa Garden, Stella Has Knits, Tai Snaith, Oracles, Yoshie Burns and



We had some time in Tasmania in winter. It was bright and fresh.


Fertile Ground

This is a detail from my weaving for Fertile Ground 2014. An exhibition of work by Artists in Residence at the Australian Tapestry Workshop in 2014.

Lyndall Watson, Michelle Hamer, Storm Gold, Caroline Phillips, Vicki Mason, Natasha Dusenjko, Troy Emery, Gillian Lavery, Dell Stewart, Emily Ferretti and Nikos Pantazopoulos.

Opening tomorrow, Tuesday 24 March 6- 8pm.
Exhibition runs from Wednesday 25 March to Friday 1 May and the workshop is well worth a visit, I love it there.


TV eyes

It's the end of the year. I'm sharing some videos I liked this year, for various reasons, some clever, some dumb. Happy New Year!

Murlo — Into Mist

I often hate the look of it, but 3D can be so good, mostly when it isn't trying to replicate the real world.

M.I.A. & The Partysquad - Double Bubble Trouble

I always love M.I.A. videos, and this awesome mess is directed by M.I.A. herself.

This one's a fashion film, but you know, I like it. Sparkly amazing kid from that Sia video. Contemporary dance makes sense in music videos, and fashion makes sense on film, with music. 

Flying Lotus - Kill Your Co-Workers

I love the animated gore when the bots go bad.

Liars — Mess on a Mission

I often love Liars videos too.

Major Lazer ft. Laidback Luke & Ms. Dynamite - Sweat

卡莉怪妞 -- Kira Kira Killer

I couldn't do a music video collection without a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu one. Not my favourite, but still worth watching.



Happy Christmas to all. We had a sweet time, baby knows about presents now. How delightful.


Emerald Hill

I'm a little slow to let you know about this, but I am giving a free workshop for children this Sunday from 10 til 4 at the Australian Tapestry Workshop as part of their program for the Emerald Hill Festival. 

In this drop-in workshop, Dell Stewart will give you a hands-on introduction to stop-motion animation as well as an opportunity to contribute to a group project. It will be shot using elements from around the workshop, including, bobbins, yarn, cones, tapestry samples and found objects. Dell has delivered various animation projects and workshops, most recently Animate/Inanimate at Tarra Warra Museum of Art (2013), Intersteller Exchange at Craft (2013) and Animal Self Portrait (2011) at Artplay.



This charming band are playing tonight! Supporting Inevitable Orbit and Mad Nanna at Dane Certificate's Magic Theatre in Brunswick.