The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier #jpgngv

In the first international exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier, the National Gallery of Victoria presented The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, featuring seven galleries with more than 140 superbly crafted garments in addition to photographs, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from runway shows, film, television, concerts and dance performances. I almost missed this amazing exhibition, which ended the 8th of February, and I’m thrilled I didn’t. Despite not being…

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NGV, the National Gallery of Victoria

Melbourne is full of wonderful museums. I was in the city recently and decided to pop into the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). The NGV has two locations. One is the Ian Potter Centre in Federation Square, which is a home for Australian art, presenting Indigenous and non-Indigenous art from the colonial period to the present day. It’s excellent and I highly recommend it. The other location is NGV International on St Kilda Road. NGV International houses collections…

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Winter Plans

Earlier this week, John, a twenty-something Brit living in Sydney, left a comment on my blog entry Winter is Coming, which led me to his blog and his entry on his first winter down under.

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The Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum

I haven’t been disappointed by any of Australia’s museums yet. The Melbourne Museum is Australia’s largest and one of the most interesting.

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Federation Square


We went to Federation Square yesterday and this is definitely one of my favorite places. Fed Square, as it’s colloquially known, is a large civic and cultural center. In addition to a number of bars, cafes, and restaurants, Fed Square has several cultural facilities including the Ian Potter Centre, which houses a huge collection of Australian art, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, or ACMI, which is dedicated to the moving image in its many…

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