Reading, See & Do

The Strays and the Heide Museum of Modern Art

This weekend, my partner and I visited the Heide Museum of Modern Art. It sits at the edge of park lands that we have visited many times. I’ve never been prompted to visit Heide because although I know that modern art encompasses several movements, many of which I love, I tend to immediately associate modern… Read More The Strays and the Heide Museum of Modern Art

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Windows to the Sacred

Windows to the Sacred: An Exploration of the Esoteric is a beautiful and provocative exhibition of alternative forms of spiritual practice. I had a chance to visit and was excited to see art by esoteric icons such as Rosaleen Norton and Aleister Crowley. The exhibition also featured art from James Gleeson, Danie Mellor, and Robert Buratti who… Read More Windows to the Sacred

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Bohemian Melbourne

It’s been hot in Melbourne lately. One great way to beat the heat is to step into the beautiful State Library of Victoria. There’s always something good going on there and this summer there’s a fantastic exhibition that shines light on Melbourne’s cultural misfits. Bohemian Melbourne celebrates the lives of writers, visual artists, rock stars and other… Read More Bohemian Melbourne

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The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

In the first international exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier, the National Gallery of Victoria presented The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, featuring seven galleries with more than 140 superbly crafted garments in addition to photographs, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from runway shows, film, television, concerts and dance… Read More The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

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Strictly Ballroom #StrictlyStage

Strictly Ballroom is the film that catapulted director Baz Luhrmann and his set and costume designer wife Catherine Martin to fame. It was the film that first brought Australia to me when I was a teenager living in Miami. Now that I live here in Australia, I’m excited to experience it in a whole new way. This much beloved… Read More Strictly Ballroom #StrictlyStage

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Night Noodle Markets, Melbourne

The Night Noodle Markets are part of Good Food Month, Australia’s largest food festival. Over 17 summer nights, Birrarung Marr is transformed into a hawker market featuring delicious Asian food. You’ll find fare from Korea, Vietnam, China, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, India, Malaysia and Burma among the 30+ food stalls. If you love Asian food, you can’t miss it. If… Read More Night Noodle Markets, Melbourne

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Worldwide Photo Walk 2014

Last year, Theo and I went on the Worldwide Photo Walk. We loved it and decided to do it again this year. Scott Kelby’s Annual Worldwide Photo Walk takes place in cities around the world. Photographers from all walks of life and skill level gather to explore, shoot, and just hang out. Our local organiser was Robert Groom.… Read More Worldwide Photo Walk 2014

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Metropolis Bookshop

A long time ago, my sister-out-law took me to a fantastic bookshop. At the time, I didn’t know Melbourne and the location of this store did not register in my freshly relocated brain. We walked there, stepped into the building, walked up three flights of stairs, browsed for an hour, paid for our purchases, walked out, down the stairs, out of… Read More Metropolis Bookshop

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Open House Melbourne 2014

Open House Melbourne is a celebration of Melbourne through design and architecture. It’s an annual free event in which over 100 buildings are open to the public. Some of these such as the State Library of Victoria and Melbourne Town Hall are open to the public year round, but they may open special areas that… Read More Open House Melbourne 2014

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The Melbourne General Cemetery

Last week I popped into the Melbourne General Cemetery. It was a nice day and my partner was meeting with a client in nearby Carlton so I thought I’d take the opportunity to visit it. Cemeteries have a sombre beauty to them and are always interesting to explore. The Melbourne General Cemetery was established in 1852 and… Read More The Melbourne General Cemetery