The art of pushbikes…

“Riding along on my pushbike honey, when I noticed you. Riding down town in a hurry honey, down South Avenue. You looked so pretty, as you were riding along you looked so pretty as you were singing this song. Round, round wheels going round round round Down up pedals going down up down But I…




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The Art of being a Dog

Dogs are so much part of every city and Melbourne is certainly known for the love of a dog, with the inner city suburbs leading the way, sometimes there are more dogs at cafes than humans. Why do we love dogs so much, OK there is the saying – man’s best friend, or member of…




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Comedy Festival Melbourne is the pride of Australia!

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Melbourne goes crazy for the next 25 days with the 31st Comedy Festival… Get this, more than 2,000 comedians from 15 countries, with many international superstars of comedy side by side with the new breed and many first-timers, a whopping 544 shows, performed in 100 venues, totalling more than 6,860 performances,…




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The Art of books…

Who said books are dead!…last weekend the NGV staged their annual “Melbourne Book Fair”, which brings together established and emerging art publishers, artist, writers and designers, staged in the Great Hall NGV International (the celling is spectacular), with workshops, forums there was even a launch party featuring DJ Cale Sexton. The buzz around this book…




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In Melbourne Style

Designer, artist, photographer, author, illustrator, publisher, award winner, unique retailer, Gallery owner, awesome person…   Where do you start to describe Maree Coote! About eight years ago, I was working on Clarendon Street, South Melbourne and outside my office window I noticed a new store was setting up, it was looking really interesting…so off I…




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Musings On A Party

Why do I have this love affair with Melbourne?   On the week that I will be going live with my blog, which I am even doing a launch for the blog (any reason for a party), I feel I needed to reflect on why I’m having this love affair with Melbourne. This reflective mood…




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Vienna Therapy/Nychos street artist.

This city blows me away!!! I was a guest at the launch of Vienna now/forever, boy what a way to promote the city of Vienna!! There was the usual drinks and nibbles, followed by a speech from someone from Vienna tourism, she then introduced us to Nychos, the international street artist from Vienna. WOW… Then…




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Asia Topa – Arts Centre

Melbourne has many theatres and galleries that are supported by the state government, plus support from federal government funded arts bodies. The Arts Centre is state government funded and with its showcase theatres it’s at the forefront of the arts in the southern side of the Yarra river, it’s the starting point of the arts…




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Visual Arts in Galleries

This week I attended an artist exhibition launch at a gallery, I walked the laneways of Melbourne to check out the latest street art, a friend purchased a FAB painting from a gallery, I visited a pop up gallery to view an industrial sculpture exhibition and on my arts radio program on JOY94.9 I interviewed…




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White Night

Lets get stuck into one of the spectacular events that makes this city the thriving cultural mix it is… On one summer’s night in February, performances, projections and exhibitions build to a crescendo of amazing entertainment between 7pm – 7am. Sponsored by the state government, the WHOLE city becomes a huge arts hub!    …




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