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Art Melbourne 2012

It’s nice to dip into the world of art occasionally, as it’s (sometimes) more cerebral than fashion. Yet I still find myself drawn to similar themes that are presently occurring in my own comfort zone; femininity, pastels, florals and dreamscapes. Trends are such a trap. Here’s a few artists and works that I think you should take time out to ponder should you find yourself in the almost overwhelming, Alice-in-Wonderland-like space that is Art Melbourne. My only super-subjective criteria being pieces that make me stop and stare or those which I would happily hang on my own walls at home.

‘Pale Ale’ by Julian Meagher at Lindberg Galleries

‘Pale Ale’ by Julian Meagher at Lindberg Galleries (above)

Illusions and pastels: Emma Hack’s ‘Mirrored Whispers’ Collection

Ladies & flora: Wendy Ng at Manyung Gallery

Hyper-realistic giant budgerigars: Leila Jeffreys at Iain Dawson Gallery

Disturbed waters that calm me: Ai Shah at Lethbridge Gallery

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Art Melbourne is on until 9pm tonight, from 10am to 5pm this Saturday and Sunday only. At the Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton. It’s comforting to know that I can afford (oft-times at a stretch) the pieces I really truly adore here. If you’ve already visited Art Melbourne this year I’d be interested to read which artists captured your interest in the comments below…

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