Category Archive: Culture & Society

Hockney at NGV.

At almost 80, David Hockney is one of Britain’s most avid and highly regarded creators; an investigator, experimenter, developer. Rising to stardom during the Pop art movement of the 1950s and 60s, Hockney… Continue reading

Le Corbusier Pavillon Zürich

Impeccable clean lines, painfully sharp primary colours and elegant finishing’s of minimalism bring the simplicity and practicality of Le Corbusier’s five points of a new architecture together in a blissful, magical place.

Mitte’s Maedchenschule

Berlin’s first Jewish girls’ school or Maedchenschule was built in Mitte during 1835. Renovated by prominent Jewish architect Alexander Beer in 1930, the school developed its new home on Auguststraße with a dominant… Continue reading

Cindy Sherman visits Berlin at the me collectors rooms

Inhabiting the gray area between what is plausible and the absurd,  what is fact and what is fiction, American artist Cindy Sherman takes on the role of both actress and photographer, subject and… Continue reading

Bauhaus at Dessau

Words are not really required to describe the Bauhaus at Dessau. The building and workhouse of the Bauhaus Arts School (1919 – 1933) signifies the movement, the philosophy and the years of influence… Continue reading

L’call-ing

I am a big fan of locally sourced, handmade products not to mention being able to fly the made in Melbourne flag. With so many wonderful artists, designers and makers in Melbourne and… Continue reading

Berlin Art Week 2015: ABC Contemporary

As part of Berlin Art Week 2015, the ABC Contemporary show at Station Berlin in the heart of the industrial parkland at Gleisdreieck UBahn in Kreuzberg’s far west is on again. This annual… Continue reading

Heidi Museum of Modern Art.

Hidden amidst the rolling green hills of Heidelberg, tucked away alongside the industrial landscape of the Eastern Freeway is an ever changing form and presence of culture; Heidi. Since founders Sunday and John… Continue reading

Shameless self promotion – Aus Writers’ Centre Best Blogs 2014 Competition

Hello Loyal followers, Pay close attention to this public announcement… No, I’m not going to enlighten you with my coffee obsessions, travel stories,  cycling rants, foodgazims or Melbourne commentary but, if you like… Continue reading

Water aerobics 1.0

Do you ever think it would be great to splash around in a pool, dance to some rocking 80s tracks and feel like you’ve had a great workout all at the same time?… Continue reading

A few of my favourite things this Christmas

Is your gift-giving list this Christmas longer and more difficult to achieve than in previous years? Is your Grandfather that one year older and challenging to buy for? Does your Mum want [to]… Continue reading

Summer wares

I certainly don’t profess to be a fashion expert, nor do I have the design skills to know what clashes, what matches and what compliments. But, I do love fashion and find a… Continue reading

Street walking.

It has become apparent that no one knows how to walk in a straight line. In Australia, unlike the rest of the world, we have absolutely no sidewalk rules, which results in pedestrians walking, bumping… Continue reading

2am coffee breaks, early morning bike rides and tired eyes – It must be Le tour de France.

Tired eyes return to Melbourne mornings in July as avid cyclists and amateurs hover over their television screens with baited breathe for three weeks of sleep deprivation, caffeine driven work days and trips… Continue reading

What is culture? Who wins, and who loses, as culture globalises in China?

The vast effects of globalisation though international economic trade, law, technology and intervention have heightened suppression on vulnerable minority groups and cultures around the world. This is explicitly evident in regions where fundamentalism… Continue reading

Brack’s commute.

John Brack is probably one of Australia’s most well know and highly regarded artists of our brief but rich art history. Brack was a Melbournian who both provoked and created controversy in his… Continue reading

I am a cyclist

I am a cyclist. Yes that’s right, a professional road cyclist… I kid, I kid – but I do ride my royal blue, slightly masculine looking treadly everywhere, everyday, weather permitting. Almost one… Continue reading

A token female dilemma

I have short hair. Very short boy’s hair. In case you have not guessed, my hair means a lot to me. I used to have mermaid hair, it was so long I would… Continue reading

The very best item to pack

The one thing you can never leave home without when travelling is a head torch.Forget a change of underwear and a rain coat, aside from your passport- a head torch is all you… Continue reading