an afternoon in the Yarra Valley with Arkley, cider and cheese

an afternoon in the Yarra Valley with Arkley, cider and cheese

The Howard Arkley exhibition at Tarrawarra Museum of Art in the Yarra Valley is excellent and I highly recommend it. I knew only the suburban house paintings and it was fascinating to see the breadth of his work. I was particularly impressed by his later paintings of the built environment featuring factories and freeways rather than suburban houses.…

Jean Paul Gaultier at the NGV

Jean Paul Gaultier at the NGV

The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the NGV is spectacular, wonderful and fascinating. I recommend it and you’ve got about 3 weeks to see it before it closes. The exhibition design is excellent, with mannequins on a train moving endlessly around a catwalk you can sit around and watch like the real thing, and videos of faces projected onto the faces of static mannequins with accompanying audio.…

cultural highlights of New York City

cultural highlights of New York City

In my two weeks in New York City I was fortunate to experience many cultural events.

Theatre

Our first event was Inflatable Frankenstein, experimental theatre from the group Radiohole. It was heavily technologically dependent, with live video projections of performer’s faces on the backs of their heads, brains being made from stage gloop and lots of other weirdness.…