Friday, February 13, 2015

Exciting News


As of today I have a new home for my blog, I have moved it to my website;

This way you can catch-up with all my comings & goings in the one place.

Click this image to take you there!


Monday, January 26, 2015

Double Entendre: Under the Southern Cross - Exhibition Opening


After months in the planning the opening of our show has come and gone. Thank you to those who attended the opening and who purchased works.

Lou and I would like to say a special thank you to Loretta Quinn for opening our exhibition.

I will post further images of the show over the coming days.

Most of the show catalogue has been posted to my website; including images and price listing for those that cannot make it to the exhibition. The remaining images will be added to the website shortly.

Should anyone require further information regarding the exhibition I can be contacted via email:

The exhibition continues through to 15 February.

Double Entendre: Under The Southern Cross
Antonietta Covino-Beehre & Marie-Louise Anderson
Brighton Town Hall, cnr Carpenter & Wilson Streets, Brighton.
Opening Hours
Wednesday – Friday 11 – 5
Saturday & Sunday 1 – 5


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Double Entendre – Under the Southern Cross; Show Installation

‘Double Entendre – Under the Southern Cross’ an exhibition by
Antonietta Covino-Beehre and Marie-Louise Anderson starts tomorrow 14 January through to 15 February at The Gallery, Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, Brighton Town Hall, cnr Carpenter & Wilson Streets, Brighton.

The exhibition opening is on Saturday 17 January 2015 between 2-5pm.

Here are a few pics of the show set-up.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Rings Road Art Studio - Printmaking for Beginners Course

I will once again conduct a 8 week course - Printmaking for beginners at Rings Road Art Studio commencing Tuesday 3rd February through to 24th March.

In this 8 week course, students will be guided through the basic foundations of printmaking. Via practical demonstrations, students will experiment with lino and woodblock printing techniques, ways of etching and working with copper, monotype prints, and experiment with colour reduction. The course allows students to create their own limited edition set of artist prints created with a method of their choosing, as well as develop a portfolio of experiments demonstrating their knowledge in the different ways of printing, and image reproduction. The course will encourage students to conduct visual and technical investigation of the aesthetic possibilities offered by the printmaking process itself.

For course registration details contact Rings Road Art Studio:
Studio Address: 1 Rings Road, Moorabbin 3189
Phone: (03) 9553 5536

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Double Entendre: Under the Southern Cross

The Gallery - Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre
Corner Carpenter & Wilson Streets (Entry on Wilson Street), Brighton, VIC 3186
17 January – 15 February 2015

Bringing together bodies of work by Antonietta Covino-Beehre and Marie-Louise Anderson, Double Entendre: Under the Southern Cross reflects the experience of an Australian way of life in relation to the land/landscape. This Access Gallery exhibition will include digital prints, etchings, lithographs, small installations and sculptures.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Inkmasters 2014 Print Exhibition

My work ‘I dream of Paris I & II’ was recently part of the Inkmasters 2014 Print Exhibition.

Further images of the Inkmasters 2014 Print Exhibition can be viewed on Inkmasters Facebook page.

Installation shots by Artist-in-Residence, Silvi Glattauer

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Page.Print.Post: 50 Years of Artists Books

A number of Antonietta Covino-Beehre’s ‘Artist Books’ are included in the exhibition Page.Print.Post: 50 Years of Artists Books at the Post Office Gallery, Ballarat. 
The exhibition opens Wednesday 16th July and continues through to the 9th August. 
The exhibition will be opened  by David Dellafiora, Co founder Field Study International, on Saturday 19th July (4-6pm). 

PAGE.PRINT.POST: 50 years of Artists Books curated by Debbie Hill and Geoff Wallis, offers a rare insight and overview of the development, range and ambition of the Artists Book over half a century. Featuring books, postal art and other 'alternative spaces' from the 1960s to the 1980s, the exhibition presents a range of significant works from a host of private and public collections in Australia and the UK.
Dedication - Ded' iska Shan

Respice Adspice Prospice

Aperto / Chuisa

Monday, June 23, 2014

New Look Website:

After 5 years my website has been overhauled and refreshed. Head over to and see how we have updated the site and given it a fresh coat of paint, so to speak. 


Tuesday, June 17, 2014


A number of Antonietta Covino-Beehre’s ‘Artist Books’ are to be included in an upcoming exhibition Page.Print.Post at the Post Office Gallery, Ballarat.
The exhibition opens 16th July and continues through to 9th August. The official opening is 4:00pm Saturday 19th July.

Further exhibition details to follow. 


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Out & About: Heather Shimmen


Exhibition Dates: 13 May - 1 June 2014
35 Derby Street Collingwood VIC 3066
Open 7 days 10am to 6pm

Media Release

Heather Shimmen’s work goes beyond traditional printmaking techniques through her construction of intricately detailed and highly technical multimedia works incorporating linocuts. Shimmen fuses subject and technique by layering media with fractured and reassembled imagery creating engaging works of beauty and intrigue. Each work is unique, even within an edition, with variations in the hand colouring, cutting, printing and stitching of the various elements within the work. 

The now redundant biological classification, Insectivoria (describing mammals which feed primarily on insects) forms the basis for this exhibition, with Shimmen blurring the distinction between insect and mammal resulting in hypothetical, hybrid fantastical creatures. Shimmen’s work is eclectic by nature, playing with relationships between human and animal worlds, sourcing imagery discovered in all manner of places, from reproductions in scientific publications to actual insects found under decaying logs. 

Shimmen often incorporates entomological elements with the female figure inspired by folklore and historical tales. Central to this exhibition is an investigation into true, but often preposterous, tales originating from the Australian bush and high seas, resulting in stories translated into a series of portrait cameos that evoke the past and hint at a possible future. “Distortion and refraction within the images are but part of a continued exploration of relationships and interrelationships between the female form/s and the natural world. Responses to this world - of the unpleasant but often minuscule living being - are one of an innate but irrational fear. These women protagonists do not live in a cocooned place separated from this uncomfortable domain but are intertwined around and within it. They are extraordinary creatures.” – Heather Shimmen 2014