Arts


Bearable Pain by Robert Mierisch

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” Jalaluddin Rumi When unexpected illness hits we are often lost in its fear and feelings of vulnerability. For some, the light described by Rumi may not enter until the illness has passed over us. Around this theme Robert Mierisch offers…

21 May 2019 | Arts

Faceless: An Exhibition by Coco Davez

At the Maddox gallery in Notting Hill is a stunning exhibition by a young Spanish artist, Coco Davez,  aka Valeria Palmiero. The paintings are of faceless, but very recognizable “brands” such as Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Princess Diana and many others. The idea of bringing together art and the notion…

18 May 2019 | Arts

Poetry by Robert Mierisch

A chance meeting with friends in a cafe recently created a conversation with the talented Robert Mierisch. Here’s a semi-retired engineer, researcher, co-founder of companies dealing with renewable energy. Robert and his family spent many years living in California and he has now embraced a tree change life in rural…

14 May 2019 | Arts

Dorothea Tanning

” Art has always been the raft onto which we climb to save our sanity. I don’t see a different purpose for it now.” Dorothea Tanning The Tate Modern is currently showing an exhibition  of the work of Dorothea Tanning, a painter, sculptor, print maker, writer and poet. (1910-2012) I…

14 May 2019 | Arts

Gloria and Gloria Bell- Same Story, Different Films

Chilean writer and director Sebastian Lello has made 2 films with the same story and nearly the same title. In 2013 he made the film Gloria starring Paulina Garcia and set in Santiago. In 2019 he released the same story, mostly with the same shots only this time set in…

5 May 2019 | Arts

Inspiration – Andy Grammer and the Kids Chorus

Social media gets a bad rap at times and yet we  can spend hours each  day connecting with people across the world. We can share ideas and images that move and link us at a human level. We share messages of inspiration that lift the human spirit and create a…

5 May 2019 | Arts

Discoveries: Michael Parker Gallery

Look around your home. What do you have on the walls or displayed on tables and shelving?  Do you buy art- whether painting, sculpture, ceramics, beautifully designed pieces? Do you make thoughtful decisions about what you’ll buy? Perhaps revisit the gallery a number of times? Or do you see and…

24 April 2019 | Arts

Aftermath

This film has the widest range of review notices and opinions I’ve read since working on Viva70 film reviews. Critics variously call the film heart wrenching, preposterous, sophisticated and hammy…..all quotes! Aftermath stars Keira Knightly as the wife of Lewis, a British Colonel (Jason Clarke) who is sent to help…

23 April 2019 | Arts

Anh’s Brush With Fame

Cool weather television is here again in Melbourne and it’s such a relief after unsuccessfully foraging for interesting content on other platforms for many months. Anh Do is one of those people you’d like to have as a friend. His smile is infectious and one of his talents is to…

18 April 2019 | Arts