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March 2015

Melbourne art afficionados, diarise this!   THURSDAY 4TH JUNE at 6 – 8pm…A Miles Evergood exhibition will open at the CHARLES NODRUM GALLERY, 267 Church Street, Richmond. The art of Evergood will be seen juxtaposed with that of his contemporaries. A stunning idea. The event will begin with the MELBOURNE LAUNCH of the Evergood book MILES EVERGOOD: NO END OF PASSION. Rebecca Forgasz, director of the Jewish Museum of Australia, will do the honours. Gael Hammer will be there to talk about the works and the book and for BOOK SIGNING.

For more details, phone the gallery 9427 0140


21 JULY 2014

The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, State Member for Vaucluse, has written to Gael Hammer to congratulate her on winning the Woollhara Writers’ Fest non-fiction award. “I am proud to have a person of your achievement in the Vaucluse constituency…” she wrote.


20 JULY 2014

Gosford City Art Gallery orders MILES EVERGOOD: NO END OF PASSION for the bookshop. Gael Hammer to speak to the Central Coast Art Society on 22 October.


5 JULY 2014

MILES EVERGOOD; NO END OF PASSION is the non-fiction winner in the Woollahra Writers’ Fest

Judge Kate Fitzpatrick told the author that it was the stand out entry. The judges noted the level of research and scholarship involved and the quality of the writing. They also said it was a really beautiful book. There were 3 short listed finalists in each of the three sections – fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Each finalist was asked to say something about the inspiration for it and to read a small section from his or her book. Each winner was awarded a generous cheque.


20 MAY 2014

Australian Ambassador Kim Beasely in Washington DC was presented with a copy of MILES EVERGOOD: NO END OF PASSION for the Embassy library.

Jeremy Jones chaired an event at the Embassy and gave Beasley a copy in appreciation.


27 MARCH 2014


Miles and Polly arrived in Brisbane in July 1931. They lived in a house in Bowen Terrace facing the Brisbane River. He was overcome by the brilliance of the colours in Queensland and could not paint enough.

The Veranda is from the house where they lived. It is a marvellous evocation of Brisbane in early summer. Watercolours of the period show a coral tree and a jacaranda tree in full brilliant bloom.

Now the Museum of Brisbane has appropriately acquired a view, alas no longer there, of the river. The Queensland Art Gallery has bought three works on paper of Brisbane scenes.


8 March 2014

Josef Lebovic Gallery, 108a Anzac Parade, Kensington, Sydney, in the same block as Peters of Kensington …. has an exhibition of Miles Evergood works.

Several have sold. It will be on until 28 March.

Museum of Brisbane has bought the beautiful Veranda, on the cover of the exhibition catalogue. Evergood books are now available in Canberra at the bookshops of the NGA, the Portrait Gallery and the National Library.
One will be in the Library of Congress in Washington DC.

Do you have one???


8 January 2014

Eastside radio link to the podcast. You can listen any time to the broadcast with Sylvia Rosenblum. It has been well received.

Here is the link:


27 December 2013

I have just returned from Brisbane where the reception for the book was amazing. Orders have come from both the Queensland State Library Bookshop and the Queensland Art Gallery Bookshop.

I took the opportunity to visit some of the sites that Miles painted. After more than 80 years, Nudgee Waterhole looks just the way he painted it. It is a nature reserve next to the Australian Catholic University.

Howard Smith’s Wharf, entered for the Wynne Prize in 1932 also exists. Trees Miles painted have been removed for development, but the cliff and the roof of the wharf remain, close to  the Story Bridge. There is even a house from his period still standing, with the same veranda style as he painted when he lived in Bowen Terrace.

Clearly Miles availed himself of ferries on the Brisbane River, allowing access to Toowong and Pinkenba,  So did I. It is a beautiful city today, as it was then, with jacarandas and flame trees still enlivening the river banks.