A chance encounter in the poverty stricken streets of Myanmar just under two years ago led former High-5 star, Tanika Anderson, to question the Western world’s approach to ‘fast fashion’. Now, Tanika is set to launch the second collection from clothing label, You&Mei, a social enterprise that helps to raise up young women from poverty. I asked her to share more of this inspiring story…... Read More | Share it now!
A tapestry commemorating the sacrifice and heroism of Australian soldiers on the Western Front is set to be cut from the loom this month in Melbourne. Designed by prominent Australian artists Lyndell Brown and Charles Green, Morning star will be showcased at the opening of the Sir John Monash Centre (SJMC) in France.... Read More | Share it now!
It is one of the most anticipated exhibitions to come to Melbourne this year, and what an absolute privilege it was to step inside the Winehouse world. Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait was curated by Jewish Museum London, and Amy’s brother Alex to show the world that Amy was so much more than just a famous singer.... Read More | Share it now!
It’s been a historic week for the LGBTQI community with an almighty YES vote from 61.6% of Australians who believe same-sex marriage should be legalised. There’s no denying it’s been tough time for all those involved, and it’s hard not to reflect on the events leading up to the result but standing together in strength and solidarity now means and says so much about who we are as a nation.... Read More | Share it now!
Circus Oz are mixing things up in their upcoming season by creating circus rock opera performance, The Strange and Spektakulär Lives of Otto & Astrid. Artist Director Rob Tannion has brought Otto & Astrid from the Berlin-based band Die Roten Punkte onboard to lead the instrumentals. The duo will perform alongside the evocative Circus Oz acrobats.... Read More | Share it now!
Have you ever looked at a really pretty building and thought, ‘I wonder what that would look like as a dress?” Well, wonder no more my friend because Melbourne’s next generation of architects and designers are coming together to make your weird but wonderful day dreams come true.... Read More | Share it now!
Dancers are nothing short of athletes. Their athleticism, precision and dedication to their craft evokes an innate sense of wonder to the regular person, but in a show like Tree of Codes, it leaves you bewildered. Choreographer Wayne McGregor joins forces with visual artist Olafur Eliasson and music genius Jamie xx to produce a work that accentuates the human form through an electronic soundscape. The ensemble of 14 outstanding dancers come from the Paris Opera Ballet as well as Company Wayne McGregor; two of the greatest ballet and contemporary dance companies in the world.... Read More | Share it now!
He’s widely known as founder of the triumphant St Jermone’s Laneway Festival, the mind who brought a world’s first glamping experience as well as one of the city’s coolest bars, and the guy who turned a disused factory into a hipster chapel of love and creativity, but for his latest gift to Australia Jerome Borazio is dipping into the complex world of site-specific experiential theatre.... Read More | Share it now!
Sex is such a wonderful exploration of two bodies on an intimate and physical level. For some, it started at a very young age, for others they may have been late bloomers or are even still virgins. Either which way, sex has always been a conversation topic for everyone, but have we as a society come to a point where young people only have sex, and the oldies don’t? Sure it’s awkward to think about your parents having sex, maybe even your grandparents but let’s take a moment to really think about what the act really means.... Read More | Share it now!