Celebrating the end of lockdown with fresh art

07 December 2020
Art on Display

With lockdowns finally coming to an end in Melbourne, some of our amazing clients have

started to request fresh artworks to be displayed, to welcome people back into the


A sincere thank you to all of our clients who have stayed with us through and beyond lockdown, to continue to support our vision, to create better environments for people, and to support local artists.

Acute Accounting

Karen Hopkins

Nullarbor Desert Lines
Acrylic on Canvas

“This paintings inspired by flying over the Nullarbor which I have done a few times the most significant time for me personally was when moving to Melbourne from Perth. Sometimes when I paint a poem comes to me simultaneously or shortly after about the artwork this one below accompanies this artwork: Nullarbor Desert Lines - (Beginnings and Endings) Like unfathomable messages to the heavens, infinite lines criss-cross., meander, wave, and tangle across the desert. Starting, stopping, twisting, turning, leading nowhere. Punctuating life’s beginnings and endings. Silent energy echoing through remote vastness. -KH

Acrylic on canvas

In this painting Stillness, I have tried to capture a feeling of being in still presence hopefully inviting a meditative feeling of peace and calmness. My work is inspired by nature - I work from photos I have taken visual memories or sketches aiming to take the viewer on a journey to a place that connects us all. The poem accompanying the painting was created simultaneously. Stillness Water, stillness, depth… still yet sinking deeper in a space of transformation somewhere between heaven and earth.

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Mirabela Varga

Brighton Beach Vista
Acrylic on stretched canvas

A captivating aerial view of the iconic bathing boxes in Brighton looking into the distance to Melbourne’s city skyline. The perfect day for Melbourne’s beach bums and windsurfers enjoying the bay’s delights. Soft, textured waves appear to move as people swim and busk in the warmth of this inviting scene. Iconic and delightfully represented through her impressionist depiction of Brighton Beach huts and beyond.

Andra Tucker

Acrylic paint and impasto medium on canvas

Conveying the idea of waves without being too obvious and clichéd was a challenge, as was getting the contrasts of colours. Once Tucker got that ‘right’, the shapes and the finishing details of the coloured accents happened in a flurry. That’s what Tucker loves about creating abstract work - that it can be so spontaneous and fun, whilst also serious and challenging.

Peta Tranquille

Acrylic on Canvas
Acrylic on Canvas

Woolloomooloo. Woolloomooloo tunnels, train bridges and roads close to the buildings near the city of Sydney. When Peta visited family in Sydney she was instantly curious about the tunnels, train bridges and how close the roads were to the buildings in and around the city. This is one area that she felt had lots of elements to play with on the canvas. The different shapes and colours have been linked to the physical area and the play on shadows gives an interesting depth to the piece.

Esplanade. ”My interpretation of the Brighton Bathing Boxes on the beach and surrounding area”
Peta moved to Melbourne about 6 years ago and almost every weekend visited tourist spots. One of those destinations was the Brighton Bathing Boxes on the beach. Peta’s love of colour was very satisfied when she first set eyes on the colourful beachside. This is her interpretation of the colour she soaked up that day. It is a map featuring the following major roads; Dendy Street, Esplanade and New Street. The map also includes the railway line that passes through the area. The colour has been wrapped around the sides of the canvas and the canvas is ready to hang. The map is oriented North.

Joe Blundell

Entanglement Of Nature
Oil on canvas

Blundell’s series of paintings of Melbourne is about the passage of time, and distillation of how he experiences the city visually – his unique take on it if you will. Every artist sees things in their own way. Anyone who has had the privilege of standing in front of one of Monet’s haystack paintings will probably never look at light and shadow in the same way again. That’s art.


Joy Chiang

Imagine If
Acrylic and ink on canvas

This artwork is the joining of dots and the colour bridge between my works on paper and canvas. A moment in time that solidified my confidence in the emotions of my strokes and colours. The title helps sums up my excitement on taking new risks and embracing new opportunities full of hope and happiness. The experimental nature of this piece was so fun to create that the hardest part about the process was knowing when to stop, now that it’s complete, I can’t imagine it to look any different.

Geoff Cunningham

I Miss Being A Tree
Hand-cut stencil, aerosol and acrylic on canvas
Gossip Galahs 2
Hand-cut stencil, aerosol and acrylic on canvas

I Miss Being A Tree. Cunningham once saw the statement “I Miss Being A Tree” written on a power pole - it both amused and saddened him at the same time. It’s a simple statement, but one that personalizes this once-living organism that is now nothing but a means for conveying our electricity and driving instructions. Hidden behind the initial humour lies his statement about the dangers of short-term monetary gain over long-term environmental pain.

Gossip Galahs 2. Geoff Cunningham loves this building in Albert Park, and only recently noticed the old signwriting on the side and felt compelled to paint it. Of course, he also had to add in his favourite Australian bird, the galah!

Geoff Harrison

From left to right
‘Arctic Summer ‘, ‘Storms Over The Goldfields ‘, ‘Radiant Island’, and ‘The Steppe’
Stencil & Spray paint on paper

Arctic Summer. The scene is set in the northern arctic region but it’s a composite image. The sky is from another scene. I often do this to achieve the particular light that I’m after.

Storms Over The Goldfields. Summer in the goldfields area of Victoria, somewhere north of Maryborough in the mid-2000s. I was living up that way at the time and after the storms cleared I got in my car and took a few photos.

Radiant Island. The ornamental lake in Melbourne’s Botanical Gardens. It was a cool, almost drizzly morning and then the clouds peeled away to reveal a searing early March sun.

The Steppe. The sky is loosely based on a photograph I took of the Melbourne city skyline from Kew. The vast grassy plain is largely an invention and I was aiming for a sense of peace and timelessness, a sense that the only thing that matters is the here and now.

Rose Marshall

Loops One
Oil Paint

Loops is typical of Rose Marshall’s process. An acrylic figurative piece on an upscaled canvas was the first step. Then the whole canvas was reworked using thick, luscious globs of oil with a brush and palette knife. For resolution, big lines and circles dominated. Complicating an interpretation of a work by having numerous layers allows a painting to always remain open to the viewer. Each viewer is allowed confidence to have their own response, not a dictated response. The aesthetic is a conscious, meditative, and complicated interpretation.

Grace Bailey

From left to right
‘Free Spirit’, ‘Taste and See’, and ‘Gentleness’
Acrylic on canvas
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Free Spirit. Most people see the fox as representative of slyness, but actually, when you stop to study them, they’re clever and very beautiful. Perhaps it represents those people who are misunderstood…

Taste and See. Taste and see the goodness that surrounds us all.

Gentleness. The deer is a metaphor for the human trait of gentleness. The colour green is used to amplify the sense of serenity.

Logan Moody

Crush Series
From left to right
‘Crush #1’, ‘Crush #2’, ‘Crush #3’, and ‘Crush #4’
Stencil & Spray paint on paper

Logan Moody’s Crush series taps into the nostalgia of food and beverages, whilst also commenting on consumerism. Finding beauty in the mundane of everyday city life has always been at the heart of Logan’s work. This image has been created using hand-cut stencils and aerosol paint to build an almost photorealistic effect, the details capturing the viewer and creating a sense of wonder. Believe me, when I say, it is a very time-consuming process!

Corinne Young

Evening Light Through the Sentinels0
Oil on canvas0
Entanglement Of Nature
Oil on canvas

Evening Light Through the Sentinels. Who doesn’t love to get outside amongst nature? I painted this after coming back from a lovely evening walk along the Yarra Trail in Templestowe. Just like in this painting, the sun cast long shadows, but I couldn’t help noticing the contrast of colours in the tree trunks. As I walked, I couldn’t help feeling like I was being watched, even by those trees with missing limbs after being battered around by the strong winds. There is a real mixture of Eucalypts here, but mainly Red Gums, Yellow Gums and Candlebarks; and with the light reflecting off them it really was something!

Entanglement Of Nature.
This is an oil painting on a custom-made canvas panel, in a black pine floating frame. It comes with D rings, felt pads on the corners to protect your wall, and strong wire ready to hang.
No matter where my walks take me, I am always fascinated by the beauty of trees. In particular, I love their raw naked sculptural beauty. That time when their bark has dropped and their smooth new bark is revealed. Watching the light dancing around them is so mesmerising I can’t help but be absorbed by the moment. I guess that what mindfulness is in part about – to focus on the present – to check-in and see how you feel. Being around these beauties reminds me of the unique qualities, like these trees, that we possess. I hope this painting helps to take you inward to check in on your soul.

Baluk Arts

Graeme Beamish-Bonnington

Whitchety Grub and Barramundi
Acrylic on Canvas

Graeme “Kunda” Beamo paints animals, stories and events significant to his experience. Green Tree Snakes, Googah (Goanna), Green Tree Frogs, Barramundi, and Whitchetty Grubs are familiar icons in Beamo’s work as are special events such as corroboree, initiation, dancing, and family gatherings.

Adult GooGahs
Acrylic on Canvas

Kunda Beamo was born in Melbourne in 1941 and is of Yamadji descent. He is a self-taught artist who draws inspiration from reclaiming his identity and culture. Kunda Beamo’s work has bee included in numerous exhibitions, museums and art awards in Queensland, around Australia and overseas. Kunda’s work represents people, elders, spirits, dancers and animals portrayed in a combination of both contemporary and traditional techniques.

Jadah Pleiter

True Blue Dingo Country
Acrylic on Canvas

Jadah is a Palyku (Pilbara) artist residing in Victoria. After completing a bachelor of dramatic art and post-grad and masters in Community cultural development Jadah has had a long career in theatre and performance. She currently works as the Arts and Cultural Development officer at Cardinia Shire Council where she manages public art commissions. Jadah was a principal artist in the Gods Dreaming project which was published in 2016 and has toured through indigenous communities across Australia for two years. Influenced throughout her childhood by the artistic success of her aunt Sally Morgan and her stepmother Jody Broun, Jadah draws on her rich upbringing to express through visual media the stories she wishes to tell. This work evolved as meditation in my country and the aesthetic colours of the Pilbara. I wishfully imagine myself as the dingo roaming wild and free to enjoy my country.


Jordan Richardson

St Kilda Cafe
Mixed media and photographic collage on canvas
Richmond Skipping Girl
Mixed media and photographic collage on canvas
Flinders Street Station
Photos on a canvise frame

We often hear about photographs being a snapshot of a moment. They capture what was present at the very time a photographer takes the image, what they miss are the moments that came before and after. Jordan Richardson applies the hand-on process of collage to his photography. Taking many photographs of the same site, he collects images of building in different lights, before reassembling them with photographs of graffiti, into fractured, re-constructed images. This process gives the artworks a sense of movement and energy, as they reflect an impression of the building over time and reimagined, graffiti-covered -more than merely a snapshot of a single moment. This treatment has made Flinders St Station even more iconically ‘Melbourne’. It is a vibrant, colourful mass of line, pattern and colour.

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