Meet Alexander McQueen at NGV International: man behind the Mind, Mythos, Muse

From 11 December to 16 April, you’ve got the chance to get more familiar with one of the most significant fashion designers of the late twentieth century, who was lauded for his conceptual and technical virtuosity. McQueen’s critically acclaimed collections synthesised his proficiency in tailoring and dressmaking with encyclopaedic and autobiographical visual references that spanned […]

Melbourne drinks: cocktail trees in Northcote at The Distiller

A little bit Instagrammy, a little bit flash; cocktails mightn’t be for everyone, but who can turn away from a tower of them, begging to be enjoyed? The Distiller in Northcote has decided to make it a thing, pumping out cocktails trees in a range of combinations for group weekend shenanigans and celebrations all year […]

WHO ARE YOU? Find out at the NGV with Australian Portraiture

In an exhibition that poses the question “what is portraiture?”, you can now take a journey into the Australian face at the National Gallery of Victoria. From March to August this year, the NGV will feature more than two-hundred works by Australian artists including Patricia Piccinini, Atong Atem, Howard Arkley, Vincent Namatjira and Tracey Moffatt, […]

What to see at the NGV – 5 excellent exhibitions to not miss

This year, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has a quality spread of art and culture to keep you occupied all autumn-winter long. Comprising the autumn-winter 2022 program, the NGV will kick things off with an homage to Picasso before embarking on the rest. Scroll down for more… The Picasso Century This exhibition opens June […]

Pubs in Melbourne: The Orrong Hotel is back

A new look, a new menu; the new Orrong Hotel in Melbourne is open and ready for you. Standing proud on the corner of Orrong Road and High Street in Armadale is the iconic Orrong Hotel, which after three years of closure is back open for business after having been lovingly restored to its former […]

Food festivals in Melbourne: East Malvern’s Central Park food and wine festival is back

The 5th annual East Malvern Food & Wine Festival will return to East Malvern’s picturesque Central Park! At long last, after a long pandemic-fuelled break, the festival will boast a vast range of exquisite wineries from all across Victoria, artisan provedores and entertainment on Sunday 27 March 2022, from 11am to 6pm. The festival will feature a vast range of exquisite […]

All about wellness, T2 tea has a range that’ll get you there

Life’s super stressy at the best of times. Throw in a pandemic, international travel and the constant work-life balance we struggle to find and there’s no wonder there’s been a huge spike in calls for mental health and wellbeing programs to up their ante! But never fear; T2 is here with their batch of plant […]

NGV’s latest acquisition: Lavinia Fontana’s Mystic marriage of St Catherine, c. 1575

The first woman painter of Europe of massive repute – just before everyone’s favourite Artemisia Gentileschi – Lavinia Fontana won plenty of prestigious commissions and became the first woman admitted into the illustrious guild for painters in Rome, the Accademia di San Luca. If Italian Baroque is your period, then you’ll no doubt rejoice in […]