Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Opening week

There are a number of new exhibition and store openings this week and next.  The first is Hannah Bertram's The Global Dust Project: Isles of the Dead opening tomorrow night from 6 pm at LUMA - La Trobe University Museum of Art, which has been curated by Anita La Pietra and Michael Brennan.  This is part of the Art + Climate = Change 2015 being held 11 April - 17 May - a Melbourne-wide Festival of art exhibitions, forums and talks seeking to harness the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.  Not surprisingly, I think art and artists are very closely linked to nature.
Image via LUMA
Opening next Wednesday night at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space in Ivanhoe will be A Camera on Gallipoli & Recollections from 6 - 8 pm.  This exhibition will be opened by the Mayor of Banyule Councillor Craig Langdon and Professor of History, Monash University, Alistair Thompson.  It will feature guest performances by musician Lucas Michailidis and artist Tania Smith.  A Camera on Gallipoli showcases the photographs of leading surgeon and senior medical officer Sir Charles Ryan while Recollections has been curated by Sam Willis with Banyule paying tribute through stories from the ANZACs and WWI.  RSVP if attending the opening: arts@banyule.vic.gov.au  Entry is free.
Image via www.banyule.vic.gov.au
While I've never attended a dawn service, there are two being held locally on ANZAC Day from 6 am on Saturday 25 April at the Simpson Barracks in Yallambie Rd, Yallambie and the Eltham War Memorial at 903 Main Road in Eltham (plus a number of associated ceremonies, marches, commemorative services and mass taking place before ANZAC Day and on the day itself).  Whether you agree or not with war, I have nothing but respect and admiration for those who have served, and those who continue to serve, in our defence forces around the country and overseas.  I hope to one day take my children to a service to remember those who have fallen, and the ultimate sacrifice they made for freedom in our country, including members of our own family.
Image via Love Hate
On a lighter note, one of my favourite shops Love Hate is opening its 577-579 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy shop on Thursday night with champagne and nibbles from 6 - 9.30 pm with 25% discount across their entire range, including new season stock.


  1. The service at the shrine is one of the most moving things I have ever been part of. I think if I ever need to re-assure myself that the human race really does care for each other, then the dawn service at the Shrine goes great lengths to restore my faith in humanity...

  2. That's beautiful to hear Renae - Mr Rosanna also went the year I met him and said similar things. His grandfather and great uncle both served in WW2 so it's definitely something that's on the cards once our kids are old enough to understand.