Friday, September 21, 2012

Spring on a shoestring budget: 5 essential buys under $50

I know Spring is here when I find myself drawn to the colourful pieces in my wardrobe that look great with strappy sandals and tanned legs instead of boots and tights. The comfort clothes that cocooned me over winter are now uninspiring and I long for some fresh pieces to awaken my wardrobe. Reinvigorating your spring wardrobe doesn’t have to be expensive with these bargain buys under $50 that are sure to put a spring in your step this season. Read more...

 
 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

ACTease September 2012

 
Annabel Butler, 'Jigsaw Puzzle Rooftops', oil on canvas, 92x84cm. 'Over the Rooftops', Australian National Capital Artists gallery, until 23 September.

There’s a cool calmness unique to art galleries. Whilst the minimalistic style of many galleries encourages quiet contemplation, galleries inherently become places where we feel compelled to whisper, even if there’s no one else around, so as not to disturb the revered tranquillity. There’s no better example of such a space than the National Gallery of Australia (NGA). With such a big title to live up to, it’s no wonder there was a competitive selection process for the design of our Nation’s gallery. Read more...