Friday, 24 June 2016

Culture Clubbing.

With the announcement that Culture Club were to reform and make a tour of Australia after many decades away, we thought it best that we head along and check it out.  Mr Brown was most excited as he had originally saw them way back in their heyday at a taping of the Countdown show.   And what an evening it was.  With support from Kids in the Kitchen, an Australian band from way back when and that other Minogue sister, the delightful Dannii, we where all taken back along ways

Yes it is Molly Meldrum in his trademark hat just below us.

Sure we're having fun.

Note- Not all images are from NNC, some have been gleaned from social media and we acknowledge  this.


Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Vale Street @ Brightspace.

So last Thursday evening, May 2nd, the gang at Vale Street Studios welcomed everyone to their group show at Brightspace Gallery.  Above is a great capture of many of the artist, photographed by Lima Fi/Michael Blamey Photography.

With a fantastic attendance made by all, on an early winters evening and a rousing speech made by Mr Brown to open the proceedings, it was a superb night.
You have the chance until June 18th to take a peek yourself.  

Not all photos by Nic-Nak, several have been gleaned from the net, Thanks?


Friday, 27 May 2016

Vale St Studio Artists

The talented crew of artists that toil away in the Vale Street Studios in St Kilda are taking a trip down the road to Brightspace Gallery for a public airing of their wares.  
Please join Mr Brown and his bohemian bunch of comrades on Thursday evening, June 2nd from 6-8pm, for a soiree to open these fine offerings of visual engagement to public, perusal, pleasure.


Sunday, 15 May 2016

best of the best 2016

The Best of the Best returns to Melbourne for its second edition bigger and better and relocated to the national Gallery of Victoria's Great Hall.  The first edition of this glamorous gala was held three years ago in the Saint Kilda Town Hall and it was such a stellar event the stakes were surely set high to better it. (Check out Best of the Best 2014 Here).  Cleverly curated and superbly staged by the NGV's Women's Association as a funds raiser for acquisitions for the NGV's collection, the event garnered over 40 design savvy participants to put their best table tops forward.  All manner of fine crockery and cutlery were interspersed with a dizzyingly, dazzling diversity of designs.

The wonderful hosts of our table, Christine & Peter Barro, collaborated with the exceptional style meister, Christopher Graf, to present a brilliantly elegant ode to Sandro Botticelli's Birth of Venus painting.  A statue of Venus hovered above the table top floating on a tower of perfectly sculpted flowers resplendent with pearls and seashells.

More fantastic fun and performance was provided by the Huxley boys.

And to top off a fantastic evening, here is Mr Brown with the charming Virginia Dowzer in their 
"Winners are grinners pose", having jointly then out second prize in the charity raffle, of this stunning  Paspaley pearl necklace.  The stylish Ms. Dowzer will be sporting this gorgeous bauble in her usual debonaire manner, look out for it next time she passes by.

What a night, truely the Best of the Best.  Bravo Melbourne.