Melbourne Now!
Art

Melbourne Now!

The National Gallery of Victoria is usually one of my first pit-stops when I’m back in Melbourne. I’ve spent many a blissful afternoon there on art-class pilgrimages or to take a breather from my day. Last December on a trip to visit the parentals I was lured back to the NGV by Melbourne Now, an … Continue reading

Ick bin Berliner
Travel

Ick bin Berliner

Countless artists, musicians and writers have flocked to Berlin over the years to recharge and seek inspiration: Christopher Isherwood, David Bowie, Nick Cave, Iggy Pop (the city seems to come with its own soundtrack). In the 1920s Berlin was all about the decadence and modernism of Weimar culture, the stomping ground of intellectuals and artists … Continue reading

Rudolf Stingel at Palazzo Grassi
Art

Rudolf Stingel at Palazzo Grassi

One of my favourite exhibitions during the 55th Venice Biennale is Italian-born, New York-based Rudolf Stingel‘s solo at the Francois Pinault owned Palazzo Grassi. The exhibition takes wall-to-wall carpeting to a whole new level, as every inch of floor and wall space (that’s 50,000 square feet of floor and 30,000 square feet of wall in … Continue reading