Category Archives: Australia

Old and New in the St Kilda Road NGV

After the paintings in the National Gallery of Victoria, I walked through period furniture to discover an exquisite marble fireplace originally from a house in Dublin along with the glass candelabra manufactured in France in the early 1900s. Continue reading Old and New in the St Kilda Road NGV

A touch of Picasso

I skipped most of the old portraits of wigged men and religious motifs that made up part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s European paintings in the St Kilda branch. Instead, I strode to the section where a couple of Picasso’s works were displayed. Continue reading A touch of Picasso

A peek into Japanese art

When I originally ventured into the St Kilda branch of the National Gallery of Victoria, the Federation Square Complex was decades away from being built. The gallery housed all that Melbourne had to offer in the art world at that time. Continue reading A peek into Japanese art

St Kilda Buildings

Across the street from Luna Park was the Palais Theatre where live productions were still held. A facelift was underway while a sea breeze drifted in off Port Phillip Bay.  Years earlier when I’d visited Melbourne, the building had been white. Continue reading St Kilda Buildings