Empty by Rone on Johnston St

Empty by Rone on Johnston St

Three years ago I wrote about the potential demolition of the former Lyric and Star cinema on Johnston St. Now it is about to happen, but first the space has hosted a remarkable exhibition by Rone, titled Empty, featuring an enormous mural of one of his characteristic portraits of young women, with many more smaller examples on canvas and photos of other in situ works on display.…

Naked for Satan vs crime hotspot

Naked for Satan vs crime hotspot

Revised plans for the proposed rooftop expansion of Naked for Satan are available on the City of Yarra website and your opportunity to object to them close tomorrow, Monday 15 August. When the original plans were published earlier this year, we didn’t have an important piece of relevant information – the publication of metropolitan Melbourne crime hotspots in late July.…

Naked for Satan proposes massive new development

Naked for Satan proposes massive new development

Naked for Satan plan to add two storeys to the building behind them, which fronts onto Victoria St. Then they want to join their existing rooftop bar to this development via a skybridge over and a tunnel underneath the laneway. It sounds ambitious to create another huge bar and restaurant for 400 patrons when some existing ones in Fitzroy are struggling.…