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Claire: Illustrator  A Melbourne diary: Drawing, comics, brooches, vintage. Illustrator of 'Meet...Nellie Melba' published 2016

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The Blue Chalk Sticks I foraged a few weeks ago have finally thrown down roots 👍✨💚
#bluechalksticks #succulents

First 3 dresses are up in @tunabaketreasures
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I'll be working my way through them this week....if I don't change my mind as soon as I put them on 😬
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#tunabaketreasures #vintagedresses #1940s #1960s

Eirene Mort (1879-1977) Australian artist, as I mentioned in a previous post was involved in the organising of the Women's Work Exhibition in Melbourne in 1907 and a co-creator of the programmes cloth cover.
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Studying painting in Australia, Eirene travelled to the UK twice to gain valuable art skills in: etching, woodcarving, embroidery, illustration and decorative arts.
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Setting up a studio with fellow artist and life long friend Nora Kate Weston, they promoted a préraphaélite aesthetic and we're strongly influenced by William Morris. This studio became one of Sydney's earliest centres for professional design and applied art. The same year Eirene was a founder of the Society of Arts and Crafts of New South Wales and was a vice-president until 1935
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Founding many guilds and schools all relating to various art forms, Eirene was also a teacher and highly regarded for her own work. Contemporary reviews praised her skilled craftsmanship, her attention to detail, and her witty and inventive use of Australian motifs. She constantly sought to improve the quality of Australian design.
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Words adapted from Australian Dictionary of Biography
#tunabakedrawings #eirenemort ##illustration #womeninhistory #australianwomen #womensworkexhibition

The Yarra River; 'Yarra' also an Australian colloquial term which was used to mean 'crazy' as there was a psychiatric hospital at Yarra Bend (round the bend) not particularly PC times the late 1800s.
#yarrariver #theyarra #yarra #australianslag

That's all folks, all my hanging space (besides a few coats in my daughters wardrobe).
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A small IKEA wardrobe that can't fit anymore dresses, so I might be getting rid of some soon 😣
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#vintagedresses #vintagelover #1930s #1940s #1950s #1960s #1970s #tunabaketreasures

Following on from yesterday's post about the Australian Women's Work Exhibition of 1907 in Melbourne, this is Ruby Lindsay.
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Ruby was one of my Women of Talent and Interest last year and it turns out she was the artist who illustrated the front cover of the WWE cloth-bound programme, along with Eirene Mort (I'll pop a picture up in my stories of the cover) and if you want to read more about this brilliant illustrator who's life was sadly cut short, take a look under her name in the #
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#tunabakedrawings #rubylindsay #womensworkexhibition #illustration #australianwomen #womeninhistory

Besotted with this delicate lady; would she be attached to a body with the hook at the bottom of her neck?
#vintagedoll #vintagetoy #doll #dolls

I have been on a bit of a research binge leading me to discovering that there was an Australian 'Women's Work Exhibition' in Melbourne in 1907. The exhibition was organised by Pattie Deakin (wife of the Prime Minister) and Lady Alice Northcote (wife of the 3rd Australian Governor-General).
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The exhibition showcased the work of women musicians, arts and crafts women with over 16000 exhibits from Australia and around the world housed in the Royal Exhibition Building.
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Opening on 23rd October 1907 (running for 5 weeks) 15000 people crowded into the Exhibition Building all eager to view paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, leatherwork, weaving as well as taking part in essay competitions on various progressive topics, speaking to women store owners and inventors.
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One of the crafts women was Ellen Nora Payne (pictured above) 1865-1962 Woodcarver, she went on to win 3 prizes and a medal for her wood carvings. Training in Melbourne and Goldsmiths' College in London her work reflected the contemporary revival of medieval forms and the fashionable Art Nouveau.
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I am so excited to read about this fantastic exhibition and hopefully read more about the women who exhibited.
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Words adapted from Aust Dictionary of Biography, Juliaritson.com and auspostalhistory.com
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#tunabakedrawings #womeninhistory #womensworkexhibition #illustration #ellennorapayne #australianwomen

It's that time of the month...
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#tunabakedrawings #illustration #boblife

The cutest, greenest bag/purse I purchased from @clarafoxvintagenorthfitzroy with some birthday money from my mother-in-law 💚💚💚
#vintagebag #vintagepurse

In a bit of a funk with drawing at the moment so thought I'd try something different 🎱
#tunabakedrawings #sharpie #sketch #selfportrait #illustration #vintageillustration

It's cold and wet outside so I'm keeping my hair dry and frizz-free and wearing this cool 70s dress I bought years ago and should wear more often 🌨❄️🌧
* disclaimer, a vintage dealer friend saw my dress today and said it's probably 30s cross stitch that's been adapted into a different style dress 👍
#truevintageootd #clochehat #gordonhatshoppe

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