Wattle on my morning walk

Beautiful blossom.  I always think of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. This is a piece of artwork by May Gibbs, the author of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. If you don’t know of the book it is an old-fashioned favourite of children in Australia. There is a link here to information and illustrations by May Gibbs.  Well worth a…

My first visit

We have lived in Gippsland for eight years and I am ashamed to say I have not visited the art gallery in Bairnsdale.  The Gallery is the East Gippsland Gallery and is housed in an 1868 building next to the Court House. I was prompted to visit after another member at the gym told me…

A well concealed hidey-hole.

One of the travels I had last year was to Heidelburg to visit the Heide Museum of Modern Art. Not looking too much like a museum but this is the original residence of Sunday and John Reed who donated this house, their new house and the surrounding land as the Heide Museum of Modern Art. …

The art of Robert Ingpen

I have written previously about my love of Robert Ingpen’s art. Today on the ABC website there was an article about Ingpen. A book has been released called Wonderlands and it chronicles the art of this wonderful illustrator.  I had noticed this book on a recent visit to a bookshop in Canberra and was intrigued…

Jean Paul Gaultier at the NGV

The Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria was an exhibition I was fortunate enough to have the time to visit while in Melbourne.  The actual exhibition space was very busy but I was still able to make good use of my time and get round the whole exhibition. The fashions were…

Mambo and Federation Square

Federation Square is the meeting place for Melbournians for all sorts of events.  While I was there it was during the Australian Open Tennis Tournament. The Square proves popular for those unable to get in to the actual event as they can watch all the action on the big screen. When I passed through the…