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Jan van Fucht,
a man of many talents.
In the 19th century the Zuiderzee was much larger than the present IJsselmeer . Where once the waves lapped, today there are polders. Crossing the Zuiderzee then, was quite an undertaking. Jan van Fucht’s grand parents were Friesian and decided to ‘migrate’ to the province of North Holland. Little did they know that their grandson would cross, not just seas, but oceans time and time again. Several people suggested that artist Jan van Fucht should be included in the series of articles about Dutch artists. Prior to writing this article I received a CD which contained a comprehensive set of images of Jan van Fucht’s paintings.

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Fiona Vermeeren,
A young woman with a bright future in art..
PETER SCHIPPERHEYN His art and vision
A couple of weeks ago I popped into my little car and took myself off to meet Fiona Vermeeren, a talented young painter. Surrounded by her bright, colorful, interesting and beautiful paintings we had a discussion on what I hoped to write about her. We talked about her exciting forthcoming trip to Zaltbommel, in the Netherlands, where she will exhibit her paintings, the only non Bommelaar artist to be included in the Annual Art Tour.

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What a time to unveil a sculpture. With the Commonwealth Games just finished and the Grand Prix starting that weekend what hope would you have of receiving media cover for the launch of a sculpture, even one as controversial and large as Peter Schipperheyn’s. Despite the competition from these sports events and the inclement weather, hundreds of people turned up on the 1st of April at the Mc Clelland Gallery and Sculpture Park in Langwarrin, Vic.for the unveiling. Melbourne newspapers carried stories and photographs about Peter and his work on the days before the event and several radio interviews have been held. Simon Ambrose, Mc Clelland Gallery,said,

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