This issue, we spent 5 minutes with Ella Perrottet, who sees the most diverse range of art every week in her role as Art Assistant.

FAVOURITE MAKER / ARTIST
I love Australian Women Artists, with my favourite being Anne Marie Graham. I was lucky enough to meet and write about her for Leonard last year and have been in love ever since. My other favourites would have to be Dorrit Black, Margaret Preston, Cressida Campbell and Aileen Brown.

FAVOURITE WORK OF ART / OBJECT
My absolute favourite painting of all time would have to be Margaret Preston’s Implement Blue 1927, in the Art Gallery of NSW. I just love the geometric forms and the muted palette. I also love relief prints, especially from the 20s, 30s and 40s.

FAVOURITE COFFEE / WINE / COCKTAIL!
Surprisingly, I don’t drink coffee so it’s wine all the way. After spending some time living in Tuscany, my favourite wine has to be Chianti

FAVOURITE COFFEE / WINE / COCKTAIL!
Surprisingly, I don’t drink coffee so it’s wine all the way. After spending some time living in Tuscany, my favourite wine has to be Chianti.

YOUR IDEAL DAY IN MELBOURNE?
If it’s a nice morning, I would head to the local tennis courts for a game, followed by a trip to Heide Museum of Modern Art and lunch at Tahina in Northcote, an ice cream at Messina. I would finish the evening with a movie at the Astor, maybe Singing in the Rain.

FAVOURITE BOOK?
Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.