Category Archives: Melbourne

Little Free Library

I first came across the idea of the Little Free Library on Alys’ blog. When I read her post Little Free Library Debut I was smitten, just like she was when she saw her first one. (Alys is renovating her Library … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Originally posted on Anne Lawson:
Last Saturday was ANZAC Day, the day in which we remember the men and women who have fought for Australia, and New Zealand, in many overseas wars; remembering too the many who are still serving. This…

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I went to three exhibitions in three days last week. The first was the Archibald  Prize Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most … Continue reading

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Botanic illustration and flower painting

Jan McDonald, the Rare Books Librarian at the State Library of Victoria, uses two books from the collection to show the difference between botanic illustration and flower painting. One book contains depictions of Australian plants collected by scientific illustrator Austrian … Continue reading

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At the Herbarium

With all my prattling here on the blog, I don’t think I have told you about my Tuesday mornings at the Herbarium.Today I just want to fill you in on the importance of herbaria; next time I will be a … Continue reading

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Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei at the NGV

The NGV [National Gallery of Victoria] has an outstanding exhibition at the moment (on until April 24th) of work from And Warhol and Ai Weiwei. The gallery’s publicity says: Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, developed by the NGV and The Andy Warhol … Continue reading

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My sketchbook — Yarraville, North Melbourne and the Incinerator

Some pages from my sketchbook…. The first are of the Incinerator Gallery in Moonee Ponds. You can tell by the name that originally it was an incinerator. It is a special because it was designed by Walter Burley Griffin. Many … Continue reading

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Jean Paul Gaultier

Photos from the recent Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the NGV Melbourne. Such wonderfully playful creations. And to finish off, a slide show showing the amazing models. The face was projected onto the model and it looked like she was … Continue reading

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An outing for my homemade sketchbook

Before I show you what I sketched, let me tell you about the exhibition where I sketched. Outer Circle: The Boyds and the Murrumbeena artists shows the work of members  of the Boyd family, one of Australia’s artistic dynasties. The Boyd name … Continue reading

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No cuts to the ABC or SBS

The ABC, the Australian Broadcasting Commission, is our national broadcaster. It is a mighty fine institution, with TV stations, national and local radio stations and a big online presence. It has news bureaux in a number of important parts of … Continue reading

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