NGV Triennial; belated

The National Gallery of Victoria’s Triennial exhibition ended a month ago, in March. It is never to late to look back on an exhibition. It was big, it was rich, it was global, and, it was for the people; free.                              Continue reading “NGV Triennial; belated”

Look back at David Hockney at NGV

I came across these photos on the weekend; photos taken at the ‘Current’ exhibition at NGV of David Hockney’s work. David Hockney is now 79 years old, and although his brights are as bright as ever, he has adapted to the times, and worked with electronic ‘brushes’ on iPads and iPhones. It is a lessonContinue reading “Look back at David Hockney at NGV”

They can’t be refugees, they have Smartphones!

Imagine you had to flee your home, and flee your country, because your country was a war zone, and you wanted safety for yourself and family. What items would you take with you? I bet if you, like more than 75 per cent of people in world, own a mobile phone, that phone would beContinue reading “They can’t be refugees, they have Smartphones!”

MFW panel: ‘The Influence of ISIS’

A couple of weeks ago I went to a Melbourne Writers festival event called ‘The Influence of ISIS‘. It was presented by the Fifth Estate, the journalism-focussed series hosted by The Wheeler Centre. With guest Jamie Tarabay, the national security and tech editor from Voctativ, and Sally Neighbour, the executive producer of ABC Australia’s 4Continue reading “MFW panel: ‘The Influence of ISIS’”

A refugee family & a journalist on #marchofhope

BBC journalist Matthew Price has been covering the story of Syrian (and other) refugees seeking asylum in Europe. Having been shut out of a train station in Budapest, Hungary, the refugees decided to walk around 170kms (105mi) to the Austrian border. Matthew walked with them. To read his story about one family – which I’ve put in an easy-to-readContinue reading “A refugee family & a journalist on #marchofhope”