Almanac Art


We love to support those artists who are members of the Almanac community. We have featured the works of many artists to date in our books and on this website.


To find out more about their work, including purchasing, please contact the artists directly or us at [email protected]


Artists are also available to produce commissioned works.


Scroll down on this post to read more about these artists or link to their personal websites:




Kate Birrell
Visit Kate’s website HERE






Nick Howson
See Nick’s art HERE






Jim Pavlidis
Visit Jim’s website HERE.







Darren ‘DJ’ Williams
Visit DJ’s website HERE.




Kendra Heil
Visit Kendra’s website HERE.




More about the artists:



Kate Birrell


Kate is a painter living and working in the Melbourne suburb of Caulfield. The subject of her paintings are very much focused on day to day life. She is particularly interested in the Melbourne way of living.

Kate was initially drawn to footy as a subject for her art works when as a teenager she used to sketch one of her brothers playing in the backyard.

For more about her other work visit

Some of Kate’s work:




Nick Howson 


Nick Howson lives and works in Richmond, Melbourne. His paintings are held in prominent Australian collections. Nick’s work is best known for its sporting and historical themes. 



Roy Boy: Edinburgh Gardens oil on linen 36x50cm 



His public works feature at Richmond Station: the iconic mural ‘Tiger Legend’, a tribute to footy great Jack Dyer.

Peter Bedford mixed media wood sculpture 50x20x10cm


The game of football and its history has always captured Nick’s imagination. He came across old football cards and this began a quest to go deeper into the folklore of each club. Finding the stories fascinating, he began a suite of drawings to bring the legends to life. The cards were designed to pay homage to one of the most important ways that footy fans communicate with each other, swapping and collecting cards.


The printed set of cards are based on the historical 12 VFL clubs in their original colours, stripes and names.


A deck of 12 cards will set you back $30.00 or $50.00 with a box frame. 


Click here to view Nick’s footy cards



Set Shot:Arden Street, oil on linen  46 x 33 cm


Contact Nick about any of his art work HERE.





Jim Pavlidis

Jim Pavlidis is a well-known Melbourne artist.


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Darren DJ Williams

Darren “DJ” Williams

Darren has taken a really interesting path to become an artist. After leaving school to get a job, he was a forklift driver for many years before deciding to go to uni. He knew nothing of the world of tertiary education and, being a mature age student, did not really get into student life. He studied Anthropology and Australian History at Deakin University. He was taught Sports History by Almanac member, the highly-respected soccer historian Roy Hay. Other lecturers included John Perry who wrote a history of the Stawell Gift. He really enjoyed the old school lecturers who were brilliant story-tellers and had been in many fields doing research through Asia, Africa and the Pacific. He was invited to do honours in Anthropology. He wrote his thesis on the effects of tourism in Bali.


DJ continued to work in his day job while giving time to paint and draw and to do a mountain of work on footy history – more of that later. He is now having a crack at being a full-time artist. We wish him well.


Here are some of his recent paintings.  They are for sale if you are interested.

Click on the above painting to read a report of the 1909 game between South Melbourne and Carlton

You can contact DJ at [email protected]



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  1. Colin Ritchie says

    What a magnificent array of art from some very talented artists. Almanackers, we are so fortunate to be introduced to this wonderful art exposed to us on the Almanac site. They certainly reflect so brilliantly this incredible game of ours.

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