ART FIX | Art entertainment for isolation

“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.”

– Joan Miro

To visit:

Salon des Refusés at S.H. Ervin Gallery


The Salon des Refusés exhibition was initiated by the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald Prize which were not selected for display. The project has established an excellent reputation that rivals the selections in the ‘official’ exhibition held on the other side of town. The S.H. Ervin Gallery’s selections are also noted for their quality, diversity, humour and contemporary examination of our country’s wide ranging portraiture practices.

The exhibition will run until Sunday 29th November. 

Click here for more information.



To bake:
Sunflower Focaccia by Lorraine Elliot on ‘Not Quite Nigella’ 


With summer just around the corner, a fresh and fruity focaccia bread is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Inviting us to get artistic with toppings, fillings and flavours Lorraine Elliot shares her simple six-step recipe from the cooking blog Not Quite Nigella, for this gorgeous sunflower adorned focaccia.

Click here for the recipe and instructions.



To read and watch:
Auction Theoreticians win Nobel Prize for Economics 


“Their discoveries are of great benefit to society — auctions are everywhere and affect our everyday lives … (their work) benefits sellers, buyers and taxpayers around the world.” – The Australian

Taking the 2,500 year old practice of selling goods to the highest bidder, the groundbreaking work on auction theory and ‘the winner’s curse’ by Robert Wilson and Paul Milgrom is applicable to many complex situations and has transformed how we see the world and how it works. 

Click here to read the full press release, or watch the prize announcement above. 



To view for the first time:
The Torlonia Marbles: Collecting Masterpieces at the Musei Capitolini, Rome


The largest private collection of classical sculptures has been unveiled for the first time in nearly a century. The Torlonia Marbles belonged to the private museum of Prince Alessandro Torlonia and his father. From 1875 the Torlonia family amassed 620 Greek and Roman statues, vessels, reliefs and sarcophagi, previously known to the outside world through only a single catalogue published in 1884. Ninety of these magnificent works are now on display for the public in a free exhibition  at Rome’s Musei Capitolini – there is also hope that an international tour may one day take place.

Click here to visit the website and find out more about this monumental event. 


To enjoy for the last time (in Paddington):
Lucio’s Paddington

After almost 40 years, Lucio’s in Paddington is due to close its doors in early 2021. Hosting the likes of Paul McCartney, Al Pacino and countless others, Lucio’s is known not only for its award winning dining experience (it has retained a two chefs-hats status for a number of years) but also their phenomenal art collection. The collection has been built throughout decades of friendships with many of Australia’s most famous twentieth century artists including Sidney Nolan, John Olsen and Tim Storrier to name a few. Lucio’s wonderful collection can be enjoyed in his eponymous restaurant until January 2021. Book now for one last taste of his exquisite food and a final glimpse at the legendary art collection.

Click here to find out more about Lucio’s art collection. 


In 1998, to celebrate 15 years of being in Paddington Lucio asked 15 of his artist friends to paint a ceramic plate in a style and medium of their choosing. Each year another plate has been added and now this unique collection is proudly displayed  in the restaurant’s front room.