Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

The archive for “Events”

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Once More Into The Valley Of The Dolls, Dear Friends

Posted upon the 19th of September, 2008

The dolls are in and Totem is getting ready to go! My creation and more than a hundred other, better ones will be displaying in the Fracture Galleries from the 25th onwards, as part of the Fringe. Huge lauds to Sayraphim for organising it all! Methinks I might wax eloquent on my little totem once […]

Fantasmical News!

Posted upon the 7th of September, 2008

Dr Patti Smith, queen of punk, Cavalier of France’s Order of Arts and Letters for her contributions to romanticism, will be appearing as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival in October! As well as two concerts with the Patti Smith Band, there’s a film of her work by Steven Sebring, a Q&A of the […]

Dolls with Souls / From Pinot Noir’s Personal Files, Under “F”

Posted upon the 10th of June, 2008

Things are improving here, bit by bit. By way of a simple post, untaxing on the body and the nerves, I’ll tell you about an interesting artistic project happening here in Melbourne. Omnific Assembly are calling for contributors for an exhibition called Totem, a collection of sculptures of artists’ selves – not merely self-portraits, but […]

Behind The Red Door

Posted upon the 31st of March, 2008

Neat-o! Red Door Burlesque is coming for another season! I just got a note-ette in my mail – season 2 starts April 6th. The Order of Melbourne, every Sunday – homepage here.

Art Continues To Be Everywhere

Posted upon the 20th of February, 2008

I have an awesome artistic friend called Lyndsey. She inspires awe. So does her mum. No, this isn’t a ‘History Today’-style jibe. Her mum, Linda Hughes, has created an amazing line of jewellery, and recently appeared in a beautiful, surreal little piece on ABC Sunday Arts! Have a look. Yay Linda! Yay Lyndsey!

Every Human Being Is An Artist

Posted upon the 15th of February, 2008

Today, we pottered along to the National Gallery of Victoria and saw the exhibition Joseph Beuys & Rudolph Steiner: Imagination, Inspiration, Intuition. Educators both, the bulk of the exhibition is collections of their blackboard drawings from lectures and actions. The effect is fascinating, with Steiner’s lists and diagrams lining the walls, Beuys’s actually heaped in […]

I Have Hair

Posted upon the 19th of December, 2007

Do you have hair? Yes? No? Either way, get yourself down to The LockWorks! The LockWorks on Little Collins St offer cuts, styles, colours, all kinds of extensions – I’m fairly sure they could install a small aviary or a steam-powered cannon which exclusively targets evangelists for quite a reasonable fee. They also have some […]


Posted upon the 26th of August, 2007

Hi ho! Anyone in or around Melbourne who’s thinking of taking up studies might like to pop in to La Trobe’s Open Day today! You might even meet a certain someone helping out at the History booth this afternoon… …or not; a certain someone has the dreaded lurgi. Or, more accurately, the ‘flu.