Christian Dior celebrates 70 years of haute couture only at NGV Melbourne

Dior exhibition 70 years haute couture NGV Melbourne Christian

Stop what you’re doing – the highly-anticipated Dior exhibition has landed in Melbourne. To celebrate seventy years of haute couture, the House of Dior has treated Melburnians with an exquisite never-before-seen exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. From the outset, prepare to be dazzled and stunned. MORE: Take a look back at the exquisite Viktor […]

The winner of the Archibald has been announced and you’ll love it

Mitch Cairns Agathe Goethe Snape Archibald Gallery NSW

As an artist, it’s one of the most coveted prizes available: The Archibald Prize is awarded each year to an artist who creates the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’. It’s something that many receive and scores more never do, […]

Decorate your walls with your favourite city using Modern Map Art

Modern Map Art Melbourne

Choosing what to hang on your walls is hard. Will the colours work? Will the design complement or ruin your room’s aesthetic? How big should the thing be that’s hanging off your wall? The questions are endless, but at least by using an art provider like Modern Map Art, you’ll have one element sorted – […]

Melbourne just got hit by a tidal wave at the NGV

NGV great wave kanagawa hokusai exhibition

A tidal wave of art!

Meet the drag queen: Lazy Susan

Lazy Susan drag queen Melbourne

It’s not every day you’re kicked out of a competition twice only to emerge the winner. Unless, of course, your name is Lazy Susan. The Melbourne drag queen might only be approaching her six month hump in drag, but what the self-proclaimed big ol’ campy faggot of a motherless drag queen might lack in experience […]

Meet the drag queen: DJ Kitty Glitter

DJ Kitty Glitter drag queen leather

If you’d asked Ozan as a kid what he’d be when he grew up, he would have told you it would involve music and creativity somehow. Though no one saw just how creative that would be. He knew he was determined to be big, but never thought he’d be doing it all in a dress […]

Leading drag photographer Magnus Hastings and his first book, ‘Why Drag?’

Magnus Hastings Bob Drag Queen Why Drag

When you ask Magnus Hastings why he wanted to create a book devoted to the creativity and lady-like wonder of the drag queen, his reasoning is simple: “Because drag is everything!” He will tell you with enthusiasm. Adore shower curtain is finally back in stock Available from my website magnushastings.com ??#adoredelano #magnushastings #whydrag A post […]

Meet the drag queen: Hannah Conda

Hannah Conda drag queen Sydney feature

As he walked through a shopping centre in York WA, dressed in a tutu, purple Diana Ross afro wig and a pair of plastic high heels he so affectionately dubbed ‘clip-clop’ shoes, it was obvious this young boy was meant for something different. Fast-forward about 20 years and the fully-fledged, full-time creative drag performer and […]

Meet the Drag Queen: Karen From Finance

Karen From Finance drag queen 1

Karen is no ordinary queen. Yeah, sure, she puts on wigs, paints her face, pads-in her womanly bits with endless metres of foam; but it’s what lies beyond the façade and beneath the exterior that truly shifts what it means to be a drag queen in Melbourne’s growing scene. The on-stage persona of Richard Chadwick, […]

The Art Gallery of NSW is about the go down in history

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

The NSW Government has some good news for fans of the Art Gallery of NSW: it’s about to join the ranks of the world’s greatest art museums. They are pouring $244 million in funding to support the expansion of the NSW Gallery, which will transform the much-loved and historic Gallery into one of the world’s […]

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is as camp as ever

Melbourne Cabaret Festival Dolly Diamond theatre Chapel off Chapel 6

Chapel off Chapel was buzzing with some of this year’s brightest cabaret talent for the Melbourne Cabaret Festival opening gala, hosted by the festival’s fabulous artistic director, the dazzling drag superstar, Dolly Diamond. It gave sensational rise to a diverse range of acts that will all be taking part in the festival this year, from a Motown […]

And the Helpmann theatre nominees are…

Helpmann Theatre

The Helpmann Awards Nominations for 2017 were announced on Monday night at Hamer Hall in Melbourne. Since 2001 the Helpmann Awards, named in honour of famed Australian actor, choreographer, dancer, and theatre director Sir Robert Helpmann, have been awarded to recognise exceptional achievements in the disciplines of musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. Over the next two […]