The Heidi Modern Art Museum in Bulleen, just outside Melbourne, had a small section on Albert Tucker whose work had a distinct Australian feel. The colours bled of the Australian landscape. From the gum trees, I could almost smell the eucalyptus oozing off the synthetic paint. Continue reading Albert Tucker
Even if you don’t venture inside the Heidi Modern Art Museum in Bulleen just out of Melbourne, meandering around the vast grounds you’ll discover an array of sculpture. Continue reading Heidi’s Outdoor Sculpture
Melbourne was full of both old and new buildings. I liked the contrast of the decorative earlier architecture against the smooth, bland glass of modern structures. Continue reading Old and new
Fortunately, the hike up Little Bourke Street into Chinatown was worth it because of the Chinese Museum. Many of the pieces on display were on loan from a local interested in Chinese history.
Because ancient Chinese believed in the after life as in ancient Egypt, jade burial suits were a relatively common discovery. Despite the extravagance, it was believed that the jade would preserve the body. Continue reading Melbourne’s Chinese Museum
Stretching across two blocks of Little Bourke Street, Chinatown’s entrance was impressive. Once inside however, I found there were more restaurants from other parts of Asia than China. Continue reading Melbourne’s Chinatown
This museum was situated in the old Custom’s House. The stately building was an added bonus with its decorative touches; especially in the long room. This was where customs agents once came to pay duty on imported goods. Continue reading Melbourne’s Immigration Museum
During the 1970s, John Olsen journeyed into Central Australia with a naturalist to Lake Eyre. This remote lake below sea level was usually a dried up salt pan, but on Olsen’s trip it had rained. The area was then overrun by thousands of fish and pelicans. Continue reading John Olsen’s Lake Eyre Series