Tag Archives: Melbourne

Last Look in NGV’s Australian Section

After my Aboriginal tour through the National Gallery of Victoria, I had one more section to visit — the Heidelberg School, and in particular, Fred McCubbin. In the 1800s, the artist left the traditional method of indoor painting and ventured outside to embody the real Australia. Continue reading Last Look in NGV’s Australian Section

Aboriginal Stringy Bark Paintings

Nonggirrnga Marawila — Thunderman raining down

Along with rock paintings, bark paintings were among the original art works created by Aboriginal peoples of Australia. Continue reading Aboriginal Stringy Bark Paintings

The NGV’s Aboriginal Weaving

The National Gallery of Victoria is my favourite gallery in the world. That’s because I’ve never discovered a better gallery that displays some of the finest Aboriginal work. Every visit to Melbourne, I return to this free gallery and discover something new. Continue reading The NGV’s Aboriginal Weaving

The Australian Open

The Australian Open had started, but I had other events in mind. Not far from Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station, was Federation Square. As I walked through, I couldn’t help notice tennis fans, lazing back on deck chairs under the summer sun with eyes glued to the giant television screen above. Continue reading The Australian Open

A stroll through Melbourne’s Middle Park

Walking the dogs through Middle Park, I was in awe. The Melbourne suburb is an inner city suburb with Albert Park and St Kilda on one side and Port Phillip Bay on the other. I whipped out my camera at the unique vegetation. Continue reading A stroll through Melbourne’s Middle Park

Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens are on the southern side of the Yarra River, before crossing into the heart of the city. In the distance, Melbourne’s highest buildings peek over the trees but the city is soon forgotten with paths weaving through giant trees. Continue reading Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens

Victoria’s Hanging Rock

Like many others who long ago saw the movie Picnic at Hanging Rock, I had always wanted to visit the film’s location. The movie’s setting added to the mystery of the story so I was thrilled when my daughter suggested we drive there. Continue reading Victoria’s Hanging Rock