Design & Art

Vivid Sydney 2017

Vivid Sydney is on again with a spectacular light show throughout the city and along the harbour foreshore. The highlight for me this year was the ‘Lighting of the Sails’ by Audio Creatures. Using the Sydney Opera House as…

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Modern art, Salzburg

The Austrian city of Salzburg is famous as the birthplace of classical composer Mozart in 1756. In modern times, Salzburg demonstrates its ongoing commitment to the arts with the Salzburg Foundation supporting major sculptural installations around the…

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The Skippy Girls, Redfern

Walking along Wilson Street, you find the famed Redfern ‘Skippy Girls’ series, a charming street art project by Rosie that runs on eastern side of the wonderful Eveleigh Markets. The artist painted these childlike illustrations directly…

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Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is now into its seventh year and continues to be a remarkable showcase of the artistic use of light. Running until June 8, hundreds-of-thousands of Sydney-siders turn out to see the varying installations. As per last year, the focal points…

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MONA, Tasmania

David Walsh’s MONA, situated on the bank of Hobart’s Derwent River, really does live up to the hype. Impressive on a global level, MONA has brought serious clout to Tasmania’s cultural and crafts scene. With views across the river to…

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BassamFellows Tractor Stool

BassamFellows ‘tractor’ stools are an elegant and luxurious addition to any home. Beautifully crafted from walnut, this lovely organic design is based on a early Swiss tractor seat. Available in Sydney through the knowledgeable and helpful…

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NSW Art Gallery

The NSW Art Gallery is always a pleasure to visit. Home to pieces by one of my favourite Australian painters (Jeffery Smart  1921 – 2013), the pictures are part of the permanent collection. The paintings featured…

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