Monday, May 12, 2014



You are blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence, and cheerful generosity. Your good will and friendliness win you many allies. You also have grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. You expect the best, and usually get it.
You have big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. You tend to exaggerate, to promise more than is possible, and to misjudge through over-optimism. However, you never lose your hopes for the future. Restlessness and discontent with responsibilities and limitations in life can be troublesome for you.
You have big aspirations but do not struggle or labour to achieve them. Your self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefits to you in an almost magical way. Your optimism and cheerful generosity also win you many allies and successes in life.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Wicked but Virtuous

Mirka Mora is one of Melbourne's best known and loved artists. Since the early 1950s when she and her husband Georges immigrated to Australia from France, she has contributed to Melbourne's transformation from quiet, provincial town to sophisticated, multicultural city. Her early training was in mime and drama, but painting was her focus by the time she reached Australia. Close friends of other committed artists and patrons, including John and Sunday Reed, Charles and Barbara Blackman, Barrett Reid, John Perceval, Laurence Hope, Arthur Boyd and Joy Hester, Mirka and Georges were instrumental in the re-establishment of the Contemporary Art Society in Melbourne from 1953. They also helped bring European-style dining to 1950s Melbourne, opening the Mirka Café in Exhibition Street, the Balzac in East Melbourne (the first Melbourne restaurant to receive a 10pm liquor licence) and finallyTolarno in St Kilda. Mirka's numerous public artworks including mosaic murals at Flinders Street Station and St Kilda Pier, and a painted tram, have helped enliven the city, and her bohemian style and joie de vivre have endeared her to Melburnians from all walks of life.

Mirka's fifty years of creative energy have resulted in a prolific output of work across a range of media - drawing, painting, embroidery, soft sculpture, mosaics and doll-making. Her colourful, sensuous iconography has emerged from the breadth of her interests and reading, her love of classical mythology, her desire to reclaim and make sense of childhood and familial relations, and her recognition of the power of sexual desire.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014



This exhibition brings together a disparate group of Melbourne artists from both self-taught and Fine art education backgrounds, providing an 
inter-section between artists and art forms that generally have little or no connection within the various streams of the Melbourne art world. The eclectic nature of the show opens up spaces for conversations between the works themselves and the notion of artistic diversity. 

Exhibiting artists are working across various disciplines including sculpture and installation, painting, drawing, video and performance art.

Amie Anderson/ Georgia Anson/ Kylie Blackley/ Elise Brand/ Craft Cartel Collective/ Aurora Campbell/ Gonzalo Ceballos/ Sarah Cooper/ Christal Crumpet/ Alejandra Diaz/ Marcal Feillafe/ Betra Fraval/Bea Heymann/ Lisa Imai/ Sophia Kavanagh-Ryan/ Citrus Knightshade/ Cheralyn Lim/ Marisa Matear/ Georgia Powell/ Jaime Powell/ Renuka Rajiv/ Nico Reddaway/ Bry Rieusset/ Claire Salkeld/ Brittany Sanford/ Maya Sollier (+ Roy Esther Ether)/ Hayden Stuart/ Sophie Takach/ Sara Tatai/ Sebastian Temple/ Clare Walton/ James Wright/ Siying Zhou

Come As You Are is organized by YA (Young Artists Collective). 


Opening night - May 10th - 6 – 11pm, featuring local Melbourne bands and Performance Artists -TBA
Show runs until 31st May.
The Food Court is open Thursday to Sunday 10-5.

Monday, May 5, 2014


The 13 Generation was Chile’s first true artistic group or movement. They got their name from a joint exhibition held in 1913 in the offices of the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio. The group was characterised by a fascination with pre-Columbian art and customs, social critique and the portrayal of a group of people never seen before in Chilean painting: the working class. As with the founders of Romanticism, they were bohemian but engaged in work of a more social nature. With most of them coming from humble beginnings, they made little money from painting and mostly lived in poverty, causing many to die young from diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis.

The 13 Generation emerged from the country's poorest neighbourhoods. Initially, its members studied with Pedro Lira and were influenced by the Spaniard Álvarez de Sotomayor, who, in turn, inherited a similar style to Velázquez.

This group is also known as the “Centenary Generation” or “Centenary Group” because some of its members unveiled their paintings at the International Exposition of 1910. They were also sometimes called “The Tragic Generation” because of the bohemian and miserable life that led many to a very early grave. Pablo Neruda called them a “heroic captaincy of painters” in recognition of the effort to portray the life of the working classes and the customs of the Mapuche people.

Members of The 13 Generation. From left to right, standing: Exequiel Plaza, Claudio de Alas, Tony Rogers (theatre operator), Alberto Lobos, Alberto Romero, Pedro Luna, José Backhaus, Lautaro García, Julio Ortiz de Zárate, Camilo Mori and Alfredo Lobos. Sitting in the middle: Julio Vásquez Cortés, Carmen Tórtola Valencia, Carlos Predes Saldías and Luis Johnson. Sitting on the floor: Enrique Lobos, Manuel Gallinato, Fernando Meza and Julio Walton.


A person that will do anything for food.
Someone that is always around where food is.
You are such a food whore , you smelled food and you got her ASAP.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

like water for chocolate

The trouble with crying over an onion is that once the chopping gets you started and the tears begin to well up, the next thing you know you just can’t stop!