The elegant Block

The City of Melbourne has many fascinating lanes and shopping arcades, but there’s one iconic walkway that rises high above the rest, it’s the heritage shopping gallery known as The Block Arcade. Opening in 1892 this L shaped arcade was inspired by the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan. Natural light was to be a major charactistic of...
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Versailles: rich and dazzling glimpses

Splendor, magnificence, extravagance, unique design and artistry, these are the words that come to mind when you visit the National Gallery of Australia’s current exhibition Versailles:  Treasures from the Palace now in Canberra.  This wonderfully curated exhibition invites us to glimpse the art de vivre that has vanished in the mists of time.  A rare opportunity to be seized...
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David Hockney: Current

Contemporary art lovers, and those who are interested in the fusion of technology with art, will not want to miss this amazing exhibition of work by one of the most influential artists of the past century.  David Hockey: Current is open until 13 March 2017 at NGV International, Melbourne. This solo exhibition is mind blowing, not only...
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Bulgari and the Stars

Italian Jewels:  Bulgari Style is in its last weeks of showing at the National Gallery of Victoria.   If exquisite gems excite and cause you to gasp, then hurry and don’t miss out.  This is a star studded exhibition. The collection includes emerald and diamond jewellery from the personal collection of Elizabeth Taylor as well as curated...
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