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Pamela Irving


Pamela Irving has worked as a full time artist for over 30 years, she lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her sense of humor, love of irony and respect for storytelling are apparent in her varied body of work – from prints and paintings to large-scale mosaic installations.

Pamela Irving is well known for her quirky images of dogs, cats, birds and other mythical creatures. Larry La Trobe, her sculptured bronze dog, is situated in Melbourne’s City Square- its been there for the over 20 years, and has become a well-loved icon of Melbourne. Larry, is her dog-formed alter-ego. Larry has been Irving’s faithful companion throughout her long successful career.

Family holidays to exotic and foreign lands, often influence new works which see Larry appearing in many guises in her art.

Pamela’s love of ancient mythology, patterns, traditional textiles, primitivism and above all sense of bold colors may be seen in all her works.

Pamela’s art has infiltrated many other public spaces around Melbourne, including her enormous mosaic reverie at Luna Park, titled ‘Dreaming with Open Eyes’, this works covers over 200 square metres of the Luna Palace Building inside Luna Park, Melbourne.

Her paintings and prints depict many of the characters which appear in these mosaic murals.

From antipodean Australia, Irving has developed an international reputation as a mosaic artist. She has presented her work at numerous International Mosaic Conferences, has had numerous international commissions and participated in many solo and group exhibitions. Pamela’s works are represented in public and private collections nationally and internationally, including that of the City of Melbourne, Museum Victoria, Art Bank, etc. Pamela Irving has a Bachelor of Education and Master of Arts from the University of Melbourne.

Pamela Irving is bursting with enthusiasm with her latest works and her more recent foray into giclee printing. There are more than 50 images, A3 (approximately 35 x 47 cm) which are now available in print form. Her fine art quality giclee prints are all numbered and hand signed, they are an edition of only 30, printed on 100% rag acid free paper and are all $110. These prints are becoming highly collectable and look beautiful framed.

Pamela Irving works from her studio and gallery at 68 Patterson, Rd, Bentleigh, Melbourne, Australia.

Drop by, or contact her at pamela.irving@bigpond.com.au or you can purchase her works from her website.

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