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18th Biennale of Sydney

Surrounded by arty types and those who were just plain curious to see another side to one of Sydney Harbours islands, we set off on a short ferry ride to Cockatoo Island. It was a perfect Winters morning to wander around in the sunshine and take in the many and varied works on display at the 18th Biennale of Sydney. Love or hate contemporary art, the Biennale is pure sensory overload. The colonial and maritime history of Cockatoo Island is an added bonus, and worth a visit for that alone.

Jin Nu, ‘Exuviate 2: Where Have All the Children Gone?’

Cal Lane, Domesticated Turf

Monika Grzymala and Euraba Artists and Papermakers 

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia

Can’t help but feel rather privileged to be on the receiving end of a VIP pass to a spectacular show by Johanna Johnson at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. No queues, great seats, and free champagne, I could get used to being treated like celebrity…

Elegant Great Gatsby-esque lace, leather, and sequined gowns…dreamy and spellbinding. Johanna Johnson = the definition of luxury. Sometimes runway fashion just seems so ridiculous, but I would happily wear any of her dresses (should I start saving my pennies?)

I was just as mesmerised by the photographers as I was by the fashion and models. It reminded me of the first Fashion Week held in Sydney, before digital (B.D.) became the norm. It wasn’t really that long ago, however the changes have been amazing. Back then I worked to organise the delivery of film from the shows photographers to the lab for processing. Thankfully there is now no need to wait 1.5hours for film to be processed, the results are so immediate.

sunshine & quilts

Making the most of the rare sunshine this Sydney Summer has produced, Janine and I headed up to my rooftop to photograph her chunky wool hottie covers and unfinished quilts.

Out of the Chest of Shame and into her shiny new Madeit shop – over a few hours we photographed, edited, designed a banner, and created a new home for her wares. Years ago she slavishly stitched these quilt tops to precision, and now she’s offering them up to keen quilters for a song. My kind of quilting…all the hard work has been done!