NGV Free Exhibition

5 Free Exhibitions to See Now at the NGV, Melbourne

It’s not often that you find a world class art gallery that’s as easy to visit as the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Melbourne’s  fortress-like art museum has free entry and only charges admission for the annual summer blockbuster and winter masterpieces exhibitions. The NGV is the oldest major art gallery in Australia, founded before Australia as a nation even existed. The 2017 Winter Masterpieces … Continue reading 5 Free Exhibitions to See Now at the NGV, Melbourne

Intrepid Air Sea & Space museum NYC

Out of this world: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NYC

Let’s be honest: the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum would not have been my first choice of museums to visit in New York City. In fact, despite spending two months in the city, I wouldn’t have visited had it not been for my boyfriend, who was very excited to go. I was happy to tag along with him but between you and me (and … Continue reading Out of this world: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NYC

Notes on visiting MoMA

I went to MoMA for Monet’s Water Lilies but what stayed with me was what I learned about myself – namely, that I can leave the country, but I’ll take Australia with me wherever I go. Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art held the two pieces I’ve been most excited about seeing, impressionist masterpieces Water Lilies by Claude Monet and Starry Starry Night by Vincent van … Continue reading Notes on visiting MoMA

Andy Warhol Ai Wei Wei NGV Melbourne

Andy Warhol – Ai Wei Wei: Even better together in Melbourne

Before visiting Andy Warhol – Ai Wei Wei, the NGV’s summer blockbuster exhibition, I didn’t have a clue why the work of the late Warhol and very-much-alive Wei Wei were mingling in Melbourne’s art gallery. As I worked my way through the exhibitions pace, parallels between the artists popped up, making them seem less like an odd couple and more like kindred spirits.  x  The … Continue reading Andy Warhol – Ai Wei Wei: Even better together in Melbourne

Moat and Gold Dome of Invalides Paris

L’Hotel des Invalides: A Grand Tomb for the Little Emperor

A military museum is usually the last place you’d find me in any city, let alone in Paris. I was spending the morning with my Dad, whose passion for history is so infectious that he managed to make a place I’d usually skip interesting. My sister, Georgie, had just returned from her student exchange in Tours, a small town near the Loire Valley, so the … Continue reading L’Hotel des Invalides: A Grand Tomb for the Little Emperor

Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill

The tiny state of Victoria is made for day trippers. In one day from Melbourne, you could drive part of the Great Ocean Road, sip sparkling wine in the Yarra Valley, hike among the wildflowers in the Dandenongs, hit the beach on the Mornington Peninsula, quaff Pinot Noir in Red Hill, or explore Australia’s gold mining history in the Goldfields. On the weekend, I did … Continue reading Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill