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Our Art’s Desire – A note from the editor.

It is nearly fifteen years since we launched TML with suitable cork pops in New York and London.

We started with grand ambitions.

Those of you who have followed us from the beginning, or have looked back through our archives, will have seen articles on the latest Ferrari or Rolls, Lear Jet, Longines or IWC watch, Paris design or Riva boat. 

We have many letters of thanks from those fabulous luxury houses for our coverage and reporting.

As the world has spun over that time we have adjusted our focus. 

The last decade and a half has changed many a plan.

Probably yours as well. What a ride we are on.

But we have some good news for the future.

An area we feel passionate about, but does not seem to be fully covered, at least not is the style we prefer, is the world of Art, particularly Australian Art.

Not just painting and sculpture, but film and performance.

We cannot claim to have the experience, knowledge or descriptive skills of the late Robert Hughes of Time magazine, Waldemar Januszczak of The Times or John MacDonald of the SMH but we think we have a way to stir your imagination.

We believe our approach of encouraging the artists themselves to speak freely about life and work will give our readers insights not previously available. Artists adventures in their own words.

Australian Art

We’ve spoken with, reviewed and admired some of Australia’s most respected artists and one or two who have just started their art journey. Craig Ruddy, Brett Whiteley, Frano Allan, Vanessa Stockard, Aunty Fay Moseley, Pierre Otth and Kate Florence.

In upcoming months as we set out on this trail you will see handsomely illustrated articles on Australian art in its many forms as it comes to our attention.

We will also be introducing a column titled ARTMIKE where we invite an artist to have their say on a topic of their own choosing. It should be raw and unedited, hopefully revealing, perhaps controversial, but at least stimulating for our readers who love everything from a pencil sketch to a hall-filling installation, from a pendant to an opera.

Come with us on our new art  journey.

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Ian MacTavish

Mr MacTavish is a celebrated writer and one of Australia's more respected Wine reviewers, appearing regularly in national magazines, in print and on line. So far, he has never been heard to say 'no' to a wee dram.


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