Friend of Matisse, muse of Picasso, Francoise Gilot’s eventful life lead to the creation of some wonderful works of art.
Hunted as pests, kept as pets, known in popular culture as shrewd and clever, known in South America as ‘Zorro’; there are a million fox stories. Here are a few.
The Waiter’s Club is an old school pasta joint at the east end of Melbourne. In 1978, it was the scene of a dramatic hostage standoff with police.
I recently spent a month in Argentina. It is quite a place; lively, with a rich history. Here are 8 things I learned, exploring the country.
Flared trousers, the essential piece of 1970’s fashion, were actually invented more than 200 years ago.
Australia’s richest art prize was founded by a self-made miner turned journalist, who liked to pretend he was French.
Melbourne was founded in 1835. Like most modern cities it has been rebuilt, and re-designed, and reconfigured, in an endless cycle, ever since. FORGOTTEN PLACES
It is one of Melbourne’s most notorious crimes; the shocking murder of a young girl that gripped the city, and led to a scandalous trial.
In the 1880s, Impressionism was at the cutting edge of the art world. And in Australia, local Impressionists headed to the beach.
Disco, punk, hard rock and funk; the 1970’s were a great decade for music. Here are the forgotten backstories of ten classic 70s tracks.