The last Saturday in September marks the culmination of another season of that AFL football thingy/game. As the birthplace of modern AFL, Melbourne tends to verge on hysteria with the anticipation on someone winning. Our good neighbour Sir Geyer suggested we banned together and throw a garden party in the Castle grounds for all of our likeminded friends who frankly couldn't give a toss about the game, but needed a fun way to spend their Grand Final afternoon. It kind of morphed into a fiesta of sorts.
With Sir Geyer's strong entertainment connections, we were lucky enough to secure a halftime performance by the legendary Tom Jones, right after his MCG appearance and Carly Simons was kind enough to perform as support.
With a few lovely German lads dropping in trying to make sense of the whole affair we managed to make a bonza shindig in the perfect weather.
This painting by Mr Brown, circa 1983 recently re-surfaced.
Living in Canberra now, its owner wanted to know its title, which after much hard thought was deemed to be "White girl black corset, black girl white coset". Great to know that these things from the distant past are still being loved.
It may have been a little while between exhibitions for the delightful and talented Kate Durham but she has returned with a tour de force showcasing her signature bower bird style of collection and embellishment. With a prolific offering of dazzling wearable wonders, many a happy attendee were able to score a souvenir for their adoration. There is a fantastic little broach heading to the Castle collection.
This one is Bound for the Castle.
If you wish to score your own wondrous piece from Kate, get in quick to our favourite gallery, Fortyfivedownstairs.