Harvey Galleries

The Art of Dr. Seuss presented by Harvey Galleries was in the Block Arcade in Melbourne providing a couple of rooms of delightful limited edition prints and artwork which children (and I suspect many adults like myself) to gaze for long extended moments during the heat of a Melbourne summer.  The prints were full of […]

Masterpieces from the Hermitage

An exclusive Melbourne exhibition highlighting the innovation and vision of Catherine the Great, her passion for arts and enlghtenment on til 6th November 2015.  This is a small part of an amazing collection – including her dinner set, cameos, artworks featuring works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck, and bathroom accessories made from spun gold.  It […]

The Weir

A powerful storytelling play set in a small rural pub in Ireland.  This play is raved about, great reviews and booked out for many performances so went in with much expectation.  The acting by Melbourne Theatre Company was very confident and at times the audience was holding its breath waiting for the story of the […]

Showcase of Champions

An evening out at Hamer Hall in the Victoria Arts Centre, Melbourne listening to Australia’s top barbershop quartets and chorus champions was a very enjoyable evening.  Each winning group providing a different selection performance, and Melbounre’s own singer Denis Walter as presenter.  These were exciting performances but I must say that when the guest quartet, […]

National Gallery of Victoria

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Visited January 2013 – a great place to stay cool   An outstanding gallery with amazing exhibitions, this time it wasRadiance: The Neo-Impressionists.  Luminious landscapes, stunning portraits in a style that at first appears to be like Monet’s impressionism style, but differs in that the paint is dabbed on the canvas instead of using […]

National Gallery Victoria

I visited the National Gallery of Victoria in January as I do every time I visit Melbourne.  Always having a great selection of artworks in its permanent collection which are on display over several floors including the Joseph Brown Collection which I have several favorites.  This includes abstracts to landscapes of all mediums, well worth […]


Eltham, Victoria, Australia Visited January 2013 – a must see Montsalvat is an artists centre created from a heritage listed property including 12 acres of established gardens, wonderful historic buildings with many studios and workshops.  Only 20 minutes drive from Melbourne CBD this is a beautiful place to stroll amongst the trees, often accompanied by peacocks, discovering artworks amongst […]