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Famous ceramics restorer to lecture at master class in March

Internationally famous ceramics restorer and conservator Penny Fisher will be the guest lecturer at a master class in ceramic restoration from Monday March 17 to Friday March 21 at the Living and Learning Centre 6B Henry Street, Pakenham.

The five-day course (from 10am-4pm each day) is being run by course convenor Alison Berton, who runs a small antiques and collectibles business in Melbourne’s south.

The course, which costs $995 and includes extensive notes and a comprehensive...

Mossgreen announces new Australian art department

Mossgreen has formed a new Australian art department, led by respected art specialist Jon Dwyer.  

Jon is widely regarded as a leading authority on Australian art, having worked in the industry for over 30 years.

He started at Leonard Joel before going on to become a director at Christies.

Mossgreen’s auction calendar will now expand to include two curated multi-vendor Australian art auctions each year - in June and October - while continuing...

Sotheby's London Chinese department head to visit Australia for valuable Chinese artefacts

Director and head of Sotheby’s London Chinese ceramics and works of art department, Robert Bradlow, will visit Sydney and Melbourne in early February to seek consignments for Sotheby’s Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction, to be held in London on May 14.

Sotheby’s achieved global sales of US$362 million for Chinese ceramics and works of art in 2013, which was an extremely successful result.

One outstanding result was at the 40th anniversary sales in...

Australian Galleries shows Jock Clutterbuck's Ontology

Australian Galleries will show Jock Clutterbuck’s Ontology Exhibition in November and December at 35 Derby Street, Collingwood.

A sculptor and printmaker of national significance, Clutterbuck is known for his sophisticated abstract forms executed with precision and detail, while still maintaining an impression of underlying esoteric mysticism.

Both his sculptures and works on paper draw on cartouche like arrangements with a demarcated outer perimeter...

Kate Bergin unveils latest works

Following a hugely successful sold out show at the 2012 Melbourne Art Fair, award winning artist Kate Bergin will launch her highly anticipated exhibition at the spectacular new Mossgreen galleries – the former Armadale Picture Theatre in Melbourne at 926 High Street, Armadale - from 6pm-8pm on Thursday October 31.

Gaining continuous critical acclaim for her unique twist of the traditional ‘still life’, Bergin’s paintings are full of movement, humour...

The Sydney Punchbowl


Hordern House, in conjunction with the State Library of New South Wales, announce the creation of a replica of one of the unique treasures held in the State Library - the so called Sydney Punchbowl.

This fine large porcelain bowl was manufactured in China around 1820, decorated with a panoramic scene of Sydney Cove around the outside and a group of Aboriginal figures on the inside and finished with exquisite floral and gilded banding.

This bowl holds...

Philips Auctions introduces Chinese website

Philips Auctions has introduced a website and regular newsletter written in Chinese for its growing Chinese clientele.

Managing director Tony Philips said many Chinese auction goers knew a little about attending auctions but were not overly familiar with the conditions of sale or schedules and often had difficulty communicating with auction house staff.

“The new Chinese site mirrors the English one except they now can read it in their own language, which...

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