Tuesday, November 18, 2014

White Cockatoo/Little Corellas in Richmond

This was at around 8 am on the morning after all that rain, the other day. Two white cockatoos (Little Corella's) were sitting on the TV antenna next door. It was still raining. The cockatoo on the left made its way to the one on the opposite end and after a not so subtle approach, a little pecking of the other and preening of itself it gently placed its wing over its body. Such a wonderful thing to see so I just had to share some of my photos. Oh, just had an email message from my son who thinks it is a Galah.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day Richmond 2014

I was still at home at 10.55am this morning and rushed down to the Richmond Town Hall hoping to be part of REMEMBRANCE DAY in which many people stop what they are doing to remember not only those who had participated in WW1 (the population of Australia at that time was about 4.9 million, and about 429,000 Australians enlisted), but the moment when the hostilities ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day or the 11th month in 1918.
I arrived with a minute to spare and heard the last stanza of the Ode of Remembrance, which is always poignant.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

The bugler played The Last Post and a woman sang Advance Australia Fair. I took some photos as the hands of the clock turned 11am. You will notice that Adam Bandt, Federal Member for Melbourne Greens was in attendance.

Afterwards all the members of the public and dignitaries who turned up for the event were treated upstairs to refreshments, sandwiches and other assorted brunch type fare. I hadn't been in that part of the Richmond Town Hal before so I was delighted to see the amazing Art Deco interiors. I spoke briefly with the only men there who were wearing medals. One had served in Malaysia in the 1950s, the other was a Vietnam Vet. Overall it was an enjoyable, if not solemn occasion.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Here's the acrylic painting I submitted for the CAMBERWELL ON CANVAS exhibition, which will showcase a painting from each of the exhibiting artists in selected shop fronts on Burke Hill from the 15-30 November. The theme is what I like about Camberwell. My painting, which is approximately 18 X 24 inches is for sale for $200.00 and is currently in the Afghan Village Restaurant in 923 Burke Road, Camberwell.
You can vote for my entry by going to this link

Dome of Our Lady of Victories Basilica. Julie Clarke (2014)
A reminder also that my photo-montages are still on show in the Degraves Room of the City Library, Flinders Lane, Melbourne until end of 30 October and are also for sale. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Blood Moon ~ 8 October 2014: Photos by Julie Clarke

I feel extremely lucky to have seen the Lunar Eclipse last night, however that luck was due to the fact that I was willing to go outside and look at the sky every ten minutes or so I finally got some photographs of the Blood Moon, which was an amazing sight. Here it is at the beginning of the journey:
Blood moon 8.15pm: Photo Julie Clarke (c) 2014
and here it is when the Earth's shadow has almost covered it:

Blood moon 9.15 pm. Photo: Julie Clarke (2014)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

FOLD ~ Julie Clarke ~ installation view

I spent nearly two hours this morning measuring the long wall in the Degraves Street Reading Room of the City Library and pinning up ten photo-montages. I wish I could tell you that it was easy, but it wasn't and I wish I could tell you that the images are perfectly level, but they're not, some sustained a little damage around the edges when they fell to the floor ~ certainly an  imperfect job, but I'm pleased that so far the images have generated interest and I've received some wonderful responses from those who have seen them, particularly from Rosemary (librarian/artist) who made me feel really comfortable and welcome, even though it was very cold in the Reading Room.  Here's an installation view. If you are visiting Melbourne or live here maybe you will consider seeing the works they are on show until 30 October.

Julie Clarke
Degraves Street Reading Room,
253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.  Melways Map 1B N9.
2 ~ 30 OCTOBER 2014
Opening hours: 8am to 8pm Monday to Thursday.
8am to 6pm Friday. 10am to 5pm Saturday. 12pm to 5pm Sunday

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Can't think of a title for this post

I should tell you that I do not follow the football and I took those photographs of the AFL Grand Final Parade primarily for my son who is an avid Hawthorn supporter. That said, I did watch the Grand final and was happy that the Hawks beat the Swans. I'm loving this warmer Spring weather, which is keeping me away from the computer and luring me out into the sun. Tomorrow morning I will be installing my photo-montages at the City Library ~ this will include measuring up a 12 meter wall, finding the mid way point, pinning up the first image and then each following one being placed approximately 40 cm before the next. I'm stressing out a little because I invariably place things a little crooked on walls ~ must be my eyes! I'm at the Richmond Library this afternoon checking out (on the internet) images of viruses and bacteria. Fascinating stuff. More info to follow another time.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Hawthorn Footballers at 2014 AFL GRAND FINAL PARADE

So, yesterday I was on my way to see Hyper-Natural at NGV International and had to walk through, or rather by, thousands of people who we waiting for the AFL Grand Final Parade to begin (and by the way it was fantastic smelling all those wonderful perfumed concoctions and feeling the light spray, also tinged with some fragrance as I walked through the NGV garden). I managed whilst walking to the NGV to take some photographs of the coach of Hawthorn and some Hawthorn footballers. Here they are ~ GO HAWKS! All photos copyright to me.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Exhibition details

Details of my exhibition are on the City Library website at the following link

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