• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 225 Years Top of the Pops, Alleluia

    The legacy of musical works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) straddled both worlds when, in Europe, composers were able to convert drama and religion into sounds of unparalleled intensity. It is wide ranging, as are his influences.
    He’s also still top of the pops as well; a new box set dedicated to his works has recently become the biggest CD release of the year 2016.
    Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition sold 1.25 million CDs globally in the first five weeks since it was re
  • Treasures from Versailles – Dazzling Display, NGA Canberra

    The exhibition Treasures from The Palace of Versailles will be at The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra, Australia’s national capital from December 9, 2016.
    Exclusive to the NGA the dazzling display will be showcasing masterworks of art and design created prior to the Revolution in France, many for the chateau at Versailles, which gained for France supremacy in the arts throughout the eighteenth century.
    It’s a once in a lifetime experience.
    Pierre Mignard,
  • The Founder: McDonald’s – Art of Realising an American Dream

    Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc in The Founder, courtesy Weinstein Company
    American businessman and philanthropist Ray Kroc (1902-1984) was a smooth fast talking operator in the days when salesmen had it tough on the road during the late 40’s, 50’s and 60’s going door to door and store to store, endeavouring to sell their wares.
    They wanted to make a lot more than just a buck or two, although to achieve their aims they would need more than just a little luck.
    Ray’s life is mun
  • Arrival – Accepting an Alien Gift, Learning from Experience

    Linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) in the film Arrival asks the question that appeared first in the award winning novel,  Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang (1998), which has been adapted for the silver screen by Eric Heisserer.
    “If you could see your whole life laid out in front of you, would you change things?” Would your answer be, as  it always should be, No?
    Humanity can, with the hindsight of history, often seem as if it is balancing on a precipice at the edge of darkne
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  • The Crown, 1:4 – An Act of God, Wearing the Mantle of Change

    In the acclaimed television series Netflix The Crown as the story of a young Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) (b.1926-) and her consort Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh (Matt Smith) evolves, many of the initial difficult decisions are now behind them.
    Phillip converted from Greek Orthodox to the Anglican religion, renouncing his allegiance to the Greek Crown to marry the woman who had stolen his heart. Prince Charles and Princess Anne have been born while they lived at Clarence House.
    Where they will l
  • Xmas Gift Giving – ABO & Pentatonix CD’s, Nourish the Spirit

    That great festival of love Christmas is nearly upon us once more when giving gifts that nourish the spirit is high on my list. It is that time of year when we ask ourselves has the meaning of Christmas truly become lost, buried under a mountain of tinsel and toys?
    I like to think not, and for me there isn’t a gift quite like that of marvellous music.Making music magic can take many forms and my two albums of choice to take with me to Sydney for this year’s family Christmas celebrati
  • Xmas Gift Giving – ABO & Pentatonix, Nourishing the Spirit

    That great festival of love Christmas is nearly upon us once more when giving gifts that nourish the spirit is high on my list. It is that time of year when we ask ourselves has the meaning of Christmas truly become lost, buried under a mountain of tinsel and toys?
    I like to think not, and for me there isn’t a gift quite like that of marvellous music.Making music magic can take many forms and my two albums of choice to take to Sydney for this year’s family Christmas celebration are e
  • Children’s Picture Books for Christmas – Published in 2016

    Christmas is a time for sharing and creating new memories. Discovering new books and fostering a love of reading is motivation for giving the gift of books at Christmas.
    This year’s selection has evolved from picture books published in 2016.
    However there are a vast array of titles and browsing in your local bookshop will lead to further finds and much enjoyment.
    Pig the Winner by best-selling creator of Pig the Pug and Pig the Fibber, Aaron Blabey will be a children’s favourite.
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  • Cirque du Soleil: Kooza – A Premiere Experience at Brisbane

    Kooza: Charivari: photo by OSA images, costume by Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt©2007, courtesy Cirque du Soleil
    This was my first Cirque du Soleil experience. Reading reviews, along with friends and family’s praise from previous experiences, I had high expectations of something great!
    Brisbane’s Lisa Skinner, world class gymnast and Olympian featuring in Kooza by Cirque du Soleil, Opening Night Brisbane November 24, 2016, courtesy Cirque du Soleil
    It was opening night here in Bris
  • The Shadow Box – Resolute Theatre, Dramatic and Courageous

    Anthony Gooley and Jeanette Cronin in Shadow Box at the Old Fitz Theatre, Sydney
    What an amazing decision by producer, director, dramaturg Dino Dimitriadis, in association with Red Line Productions to include The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer in the 2016 season at the Old Fitz Theatre Sydney.
    Dino Dimitriadis explained the choice “it’s a beautiful piece and I instantly knew that it needed to be produced. It is an elemental story that charts the triumph of the spirit as the body det
  • Allied: Uniting for a Common Purpose in Wartime and in Life

    Brad Pitt plays Max Vatan and Marion Cotillard plays Marianne Beausejour in Allied from Paramount Pictures
    A handsome intelligence officer and vivaciously lovely but deadly female, what is there not to like about the two main characters brought together for Allied, a beautifully costumed and crafted film.
    Wing Commander Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) and Marianne Beauséjour (Marion Cottillard) are both caught up in the maelstrom of the defining events taking place in their generation.
    Working toge
  • The Crown, 1:2 & 3 – Different Times and Difficult Decisions

    Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and Matt Smith as Duke of Edinburgh in Netflix The Crown
    Each time there is massive generational changed, the British monarchy, an ever ageing institution needs to remain vital, alive and in touch with the people, while showing a lead in matters of morality and integrity,
    It falls to someone to bring it into a new age of modernity and in The Netflix TV Series The Crown, we learn how well that has been achieved by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigni
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  • Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion – The Met Fifth Avenue, NY

    Viktor&Rolf, Cutting Edge Couture, Spring–Summer Collection 2010, courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkMasterworks: Unpacking Fashion an exhibition on show now in The Costume Institute at The Met Fifth Avenue, New York until February 5, 2017, features acquisitions of costume to their historic collections, many made over the past decade, purchased from designers who have advanced fashion as an art form. Before that time the focus of the collection was mainly Eurocentric. The
  • NOËL! NOËL! – Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Irresistible

    There is nothing quite like the annual Xmas celebration NOËL NOËL given by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra for its friends, fans and followers each year. It is all about ‘beauty, fun and glorious music’, which is completely irresistible.
    Paul Dyer is a skilled and masterful programmer and his choices drive the success of any concert the ABO perform whether it is in a local village hall or a grand opera house, it is all about how the music touches the heart and minds of
  • Anne Schofield Antiques – Give Love Jewellery for Xmas, 2016

    Anne Schofield in her antique jewellery boutique on Queen Street, Woollahra in Sydney
    Aphrodite or Venus as the Romans knew her, has been an inspiration for many images on love jewellery for centuries. Where her feet touched the ground, beauty abounded and her divine duty was to make love and inspire others to do so.
    Evidence that love and jewellery were associated in the ancient world, abounds. And, if love is said to exist at all, and in all circumstances, then we could rationalize so do objec
  • The Crown, 1:1 – Bringing Monarchy into an Age of Modernity

    Coronation portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II, 1953, Cecil Beaton (C) Victoria and Albert Museum, London
    Netflix TV Series The Crown, the defining story of the early life of Elizabeth Regina and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, members of her family and the House of Windsor, revolves around the wearing of a Crown, the best possible piece of headgear to wear imaginable. Especially when it has been made for her father King George VI (1895-1952) from golden cardboard trimmed with rosettes of crepe
  • Mudgee: Rural Bliss as Rose Chills with Art, Beauty and Wine

    It’s just a three and a half hour drive from Sydney to Mudgee and its wealth of attractions. The Mudgee region is part of Wiradjuri country and includes the eclectic towns of historic Gulgong, artistic Kandos, foodies delight Rylstone and many other rural villages.
    When you drive into town you may be confused in thinking you have just arrived in Whyhope, the fictional town for Channel 9’s great current hit TV Series Doctor Doctor featuring actor Rodger Codrser (Underbelly, Rush, Pube
  • City of Stonnington, Melbourne – Threads of History Captured

    Threads of History exhibition, Pop Up Gallery, Northbrook, photo: Carolyn McDowall
    The enthusiasm curator Ellen Porter and co-curators Janet Buick and Simone Sharpe have for the beautifully realized intimate exhibition ‘Threads of HIstory – Dressing Stonnington Through Time‘ that they have mounted from infancy to old age is infectious. On display in the Pop Gallery of Northbrook, one of the heritage mansions in the City of Stonnington in Melbourne, it is apparent from the momen
  • Valuing Arts and Creativity in Australia – Challenging Times

    The value of the arts and creativity in Australian life is all about inspiring and challenging audiences, stakeholders and supporters to foster relationships and innovate collaborations that lead to academic and economic benefit.
    A creative education helps to drive industries, commerce and the economy bringing about a culture of giving, partnership and investment, mentorship and entrepreneurship, which should be supported by all levels of government.
    There is no doubt we are living in challengi
  • Poldark Season 2: 9 & 10 – Conflict, A Feud, Passion & Drama

    The age of romantics and revolutionaries, the era in which the BBC One TV series Poldark from the books by Winston Graham written and created for television by Debbie Horsfield is set, is a period in history full of conflict, a feud, passion and drama. The late eighteenth century early nineteenth century was a time for great characters; of reform, revolution, scientific discovery, dazzling artistry, literary excellence, military milestones and both political and social scandal.
    The wild, powerfu
  • A Life In The Theatre – Plenty to Laugh About, Rose’s Review

    A Life In The Theatre a play by David Mamet, first opened at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in February 1977. Then a slightly adapted version debuted in New York in October of the same year. Edith Oliver expressed a very optimistic and pragmatic opinion about this version in the New Yorker.
    “Mr Mamet has written – in gentle ridicule; in jokes, broad and tiny; and in comedy, high and low – a love letter to the theatre. It is quite a feat, and he has pulled it off.”
  • David Hockney: Current – NGV Show, a Language in Images

    England’s living national treasure artist David Hockney at the National Gallery of Victoria, November 10, 2016, photo by Belinda McDowall
    Contemporary art, painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer David Hockney (b.1937 -) is heralded as England’s most famous living artist. Growing up in Bradford Yorkshire, his first one-man show was when he was 26 years of age in 1963. Now in 2916 he has a major solo exhibition of his work over the past decade on display at t
  • [Untitled] Stonnington Literary Festival – Think, Talk, Read

    [Untitled] – Stonnington Literary Festival 2016,  Melbourne, November 16 – 23, 2016 is all about expanding people’s experiences of literacy through a myriad of inventive ways and is held annually in the City of Stonnington, which incorporates the cities of Malvern and Prahran within greater Melbourne.
    It covers part of the indigenous Boonwurrung language area associated with the Yalukit-willam clan and comprises the inner south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, located some 3
  • Under the Same Moon, Jan Cristaudo Exhibition, Rose’s Review

    Jan Cristaudo: Exhiibition Under the Same Moon, courtesy artist
     The vitality and effervescence of colour in the exhibition, Under the Same Moon an exhibition by Jan Cristaudo at the Incinerator Art Space, Sydney recently was extraordinary.
    The splendour and power of the colour palette  etched across her paintings with confidence, warmth and the miracle of nature and its changing hues and moods.
    The clarity of her artistic perception is wondrous embedded as it is in optimism, joy and a
  • Avi Avital, Australian Brandenburg: Haunting Art of Mandolin

    Full of Baroque exuberance and beyond magic, the sheer brilliance of the five star performance by mandolinist Avi Avital and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (ABO) in the acoustically superb Elisabeth Murdoch Recital Hall in Melbourne on Saturday night November 5, 2016 will remain indelibly etched in many minds.
    Combining verve and action, Avi Avital is a charismatic much in demand rock star mandolinist who is electrifying to watch in concert, as he coaxes his especially crafted Mandoli
  • Portrait of the Artist – On Show, The Queen’s Gallery, London

    Assistant Curator of Paintings Lucy Peter admires Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait in a Flat Cap, on display at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace in Portrait of the Artist, Royal Collection Trust, © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016
    What do some of the most notable painters in the history of art and cultural development such as Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 – 1669), Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 -1652), Francesco Melzi (1493-15
  • The Fencer, a Film by Klaus Härö – Fine Art of Sportsmanship

    Winner of Best Film and Cinematography at the 2016 Finnish Academy Awards, the 2016 Golden Globe Nominee for the Best Foreign Language Film and 2016 Academy Awards Shortlist– Best Foreign Language Film and more, The Fenceris distributed in Australia by Palace Cinemas commencing November 24, 2016.
    The Fencer is a true story based on the life of the renowned fencing master of Haapsalu, Estonia, who has now become a legend thanks to novelist Anna Heinämaa’s wonderful screenpl
  • Before the Flood – DiCaprio Call to Action on Climate Change

    Leonardo di Caprio visited Pope Francis at The Vatican, Rome to discuss climate change
    Before the Flood, an outstanding environmental documentary made by a passionate advocate, the United Nation’s Messenger for Peace and Academy Award winning American actor and film producer Leonardo DiCaprio and Academy award winning American actor, director, producer and writer Fisher Stevens, is a stirring, motivating informative call to action on climate change.
    Leonardo DiCaprio is not new to learning
  • South Africa: The Art of a Nation – The British Museum

    Coldstream Stone, ochre, stone, c. 7000 BC, © Iziko Museums of South Africa, Social History Collections, Cape Town
    The British Museum at London has a new exhibition, South Africa: The Art of a Nation now on show until February 26, 2017.
    It traces the cultural and social evolution of South Africa through 100,000 years of art from some of the earliest examples of human creativity to the cutting-edge styled contemporary works that have emerged today.
    The southernmost country on the African con
  • David Campbell Dazzles in Dream Lover – Bobby Darin Musical

    Hannah Fredericksen as Sandra Dee and David Campbell as Bobby Darin, in the hit musical Dream Lover, Lyric Theatre, Sydney 2016
    Australian singer, stage performer and television presenter David Campbell in the musical Dream Lover now on show in Sydney, radiates a charismatic and spellbinding interpretation of Bobby Darin, the legendary American Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and Oscar nominated actor.
    David Campbell was an impeccable choice to perform this very complex, demanding and em
  • Discover Monet’s Garden at Giverny – Join Elizabeth Murray

    Monet’s Passion, his garden at Giverny, photo by Elizabeth Murray
    The life, heart and soul of his garden were inextricably bound up with that of French Impressionist plein-air painter Claude Monet (1840 – 1926).
    Hand coloured image from a famous photograph of Claude Monet in his garden courtesy Elizabeth Murray
    He captured and conveyed first and lasting impressions in his garden at Giverny in Normandy, captivating the world for over a century through his dazzling works of art. He ref
  • Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver, Structure & Order at Tarrawarra

    Sonia Payes, Bronwyn Oliver 2006
    The first comprehensive survey of the works of Australian born and much admired sculptor Bronwyn Oliver (1959-2006) will be on show November 19, 2016 to February 5, 2017 at the Tarrawarra Museum of Art.Situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Yarra Valley in Victoria, some fifty works, drawn from both public and private collections, will be on display. Oliver was renowned for attending to detail.
    She channelled structure and order in a passionate pursuit of
  • StreetFunder – StreetSmart Australia, Supporting Our Society

    Become a StreetFunder today. Help StreetSmart Australia support and fund grassroots projects that benefit those experiencing homelessness.
    StreetSmart Australia supporters believe no one should be without a safe and secure place to call home.
    Launched by CEO Adam Robinson in 2003 StreetSmart Australia has annually conducted major fund raising events CafeSmart and DineSmart to aid those helping those in need, supporting our society.
    They take action against homelessness, raising funds to enable d
  • Beauty Quest – How To Be Real Again, says Jo Bayley

    Cupid blindfolding Beauty, The Huntington Gardens Collection
    In this fickle world we live in I wonder, what is beauty?
    How do we define the concept of real beauty in these crazy times?
    Cupid blindfolding Beauty, The Huntington Gardens Collection
    To quote the Australian Collins Dictionary, Beauty (noun) combination of all the qualities of a person or thing that delights the senses or the mind.
    Have we lost the true definition of the word in these superficial times, and can we get it back?
    As the
  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 2017 Season: Musical Diversity

    Composing music full of imagination without words during the fifteenth century in Europe blossomed bountifully. Orchestras of all types gradually became established in Europe, England, America and finally by the early twentieth  century in Australia.
    The resultant great wealth made during the industrial revolution and locally in Melbourne, Australia throughout the gold rushes of the nineteenth century, fuelled a demand among the growing population for live music experiences to be presented
  • Poldark: Season 2, Episodes 6,7 & 8 – Sex Money Hope & Grace

    BBC One Poldark Season 2, the story of Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) and his wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) living in late eighteenth century Cornwall in the South of England, is now more than half way through, thoroughly engaging our emotions on every level.
    Great performances from a talented ensemble of actors working with truly wonderful scripts adapting Winston Graham’s original and much-loved novels engages our attention and ensures our continuing to follow the characters we have lear
  • Guitar Trek – A Little Lunch Musical Feast, Rose’s Review

    Established 1987, members of Guitar Trek include Timothy Kain (standard guitar), Minh Le Hoang (standard guitar), Bradley Kunda (standard and 12-string guitars) and Matt Withers (standard, dobro and bass guitars), courtesy artists
    Guitar Trek is Australia’s premier guitar quartet and they performed at the final lunchtime concert for the 2016 Sydney City Recital Hall’s A Little Lunch Music program.
    These concerts transform lunch time into an opportunity for enjoying and celebrating ve
  • Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists – Cutting Edge Couture at NGV

    Viktor&Rolf photographed in their atelier, Amsterdam, September 2016 photo © Team Peter Stigter
    Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm Rolf Snoeren and Viktor Horsting, Viktor&Rolf, Amsterdam 2008 © Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm
    Pushing the boundaries between art and fashion, the avant-garde design duo from Amsterdam Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, have after 25 years of basically being totally rebellious and following their own path, gained critical acclaim for their extrav
  • Australian Brandenburg Orchestra – Avital, Foxtel & KPMG

    The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (ABO) is innovating partnerships with corporate and entertainment producers that will aid their aim of giving access to the glorious music they play to as many people as possible.
    Founded by Artistic Director Paul Dyer, together with Managing Director Bruce Applebaum in 1989, the ABO challenges and inspires both audience and performer alike, thriving on the support of its partnerships.
    ABO Artistic Director harpsichordist Paul Dyer, together with To
  • To Tame or Not To Tame – Embrace Your Inner Style Maverick

    Right to left, Jo Bayley, Carolyn McDowall and Belinda McDowall, The Culture Concept Circle
    “Women always try and tame themselves they get older, but the ones who look best are often a bit wilder”
    I adore this quote from fashion doyenne Miuccia Prada, and it got me thinking, why do we have to conform to societies ideals when we get to our best years yet?
    As women we spend our teenage years usually following the pack, trying to work out which tribe we belong to.
    Are we preppy, hippie,
  • Opera in the Vineyards, Hunter Valley, 2016 – Meldi’s Review

    Thunder clouds were hovering when the annual Opera in the Vineyards event was presented for the nineteenth time at the Roche Estate in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales on the weekend of October 8, 2016.
    But the weather gods were smiling. The rain mainly held off and opera enthusiasts were able to enjoy a fine night of opera tunes while sipping some very fine wines from the Roche Estate collection.
    A stellar cast of four singers – Sopranos Natalie Aroyan and Amelia Farrugia and ten
  • Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio – Humanistic Reality

    Valentin de Boulogne (French, Coulommiers-en-Brie 1591–1632 Rome), Cardsharps, Ca. 1614-15, Oil on canvas, 37 1/4x 54 in. (94.5 x 137 cm), Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, reproduced courtesy The Met Fifth Avenue, New York
    The exhibition Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio now at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York until January 16, 2017 and after that at the Musée du Louvre at Paris from February 20 – May 22, 2017, is a very special event
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show – Eric Carle’s Triumph

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at the Sydney Opera House was an enchanting celebration of four of Eric Carle’s picture books. The show was timeless theatre that entertained and delighted all generations.
    The stories about friendship and finding your place in the world were told with a rare and simple beauty. Toddlers, children, parents and grandparents beamed with the joy of instant recognition of their favourite characters.
    Eric Carle is an acclaimed writer and illustrator of children&r
  • NGV 2016 Architecture Commission: M@Studio’s Pink Car Wash!

    The NGV 2016 Architecture Commission Winner M@ STUDIO Architects vision for their twenty three metre long ‘Car Wash’ entry …haven’t you always wanted to run through all that foam… is now on display in the delightful back garden area at NGV International on St Kilda Road Melbourne until April 2017.
    The instillation is quite surreal, a blinding neon pink playful re-invention of the suburban ‘car wash’, one inspired by an exi
  • Hokusai – The Great Wave at the NGV, Discover True Beauty

    Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese 1760–1849 The great wave off Kanagawa c. 1830 from the Thirty-six views of Mt Fuji series 1826–33 colour woodblock 25.7 x 37.7 cm (image and sheet) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1909 (426-2)
    Having had an affinity and fondness for the aesthetic of Japanese Art from a young age, I was delighted to learn the NGV International will present an exhibition of works by Japanese master artist and printmaker Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
  • Fashion in Motion: House of Holland on Show at V & A, London

    Fashion in Motion, Henry Holland at the V & A © House of Holland
    Costume from eye patches to crop tops to maxi dresses, from sunglasses to T Shirts, Clothing, Denim, Eyewear, Bags and Jewellery reflects trends that will grow and the passing fancies of a season designed by London based fashion guru, businessman and blogger from Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester Henry Holland.
    Fashion in Motion, Henry Holland at the V & A © House of Holland
    The House of Holland is about to celebrate
  • Max Beckmann in New York – The Met Fitting Tribute to Artist

    Max Beckmann (German, Leipzig 1884–1950 New York), Departure, 1932-1933 Oil on canvas Central panel: 84 3/4 × 45 3/8 in. (215.3 × 115.3 cm) Left Panel: 84 3/4 × 39 1/4 in. (215.3 × 99.7 cm) Right Panel: 84 3/4 × 39 1/4 in. (215.3 × 99.7 cm) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Given anonymously (by exchange), 1942 SL.9.2016.18.3 © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
    Opening on October 19, 2016, and running through to Feb
  • The Language of Ornament – National Gallery of Victoria 2017

    Michael Graves (designer) Alessi, Italy (manufacturer) Coffee and tea service designed 1983, manufactured 1985 sterling silver, painted aluminium, opaque synthetic polymer resin, silver, plastic, glass (a-i) 27.3 x 41.4 cm diameter (overall) ed. 17/99 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased, 1984 (D22.a-i-1984) © Michael Graves
    A rich selection of objects from the National Gallery of Victoria Collection, including a coffee and tea service designed in 1983 by Michael Graves and man
  • Julie Edgar – Birds of the Air: Portraits in Feathers

    Birds of the Air – Portraits in Feathers is an exhibition by Australian artist Julie Edgar (b.1951) now showing until October 28, 2016 at the Kinross Arts Centre located in the historic Manse of Toorak Uniting Church in Melbourne.
    A great limestone Pelican from the artist’s garden greets everyone at the entry, engaging the spirit and inviting you to have one commissioned to grace your garden too.
    Julie Edgar is showcasing prints, drawings and sculptures in this very accessible show.
  • Poldark: Series Two – Risking the Heart, Episodes 3, 4 and 5

    Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza in BBC One Poldark
    Intelligent acting, fine scripts, wonderful characters Winston Graham’s insightful exploration of the human condition in his novels, that tell the story of the Poldark family of Cornwall during the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, has been skilfully brought back to television.
    Set in the stunning Cornish landscape, in the first series Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) returned from war in America to rescue D

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