Dark Mofo

Dark Mofo

~ CELEBRATING THE DARKER THINGS IN LIFE ~ I just returned from the mystical, tenebrous world that is Dark Mofo - a winter solstice festival in Hobart blending music, art, mythology and food with light-filled darkness. Organised by the people responsible for MONA, it's as if art, light and sound flooded out from the museum [...]

I Got it From My Mumma

I Got it From My Mumma

~ WEARING MY MUM'S CLOTHES SINCE 1988 ~ There are so many reasons I am grateful for my mother: her untiring devotion to her family, her positive outlook on life (even after a lifetime of adversity), her ridiculous exaggerations while regaling her audience with life events, and her unwavering moral compass. My mum is resilient, [...]

Trans-seasonal Dressing

Trans-seasonal Dressing

~ MAKING YOUR SUMMER AND WINTER WARDROBE WORK AS A TEAM ~ 'Tis the season to dress between seasons! It’s my favourite time of year to construct an outfit because you get to layer your clothing without feeling like James McElver trying to avoid an excess luggage fee on his EasyJet flight to Glasgow. Trans-seasonal dressing allows you an [...]

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

~ HOW TO MANAGE YOUR JUVENILE DELINQUENT HAIR ~  Growing your hair out is never fun. To make matters worse I have a inclination towards 'ugly' haircuts: the mullet, the rats tail, the chelsea, the bowl-cut - I've had them all and none of them have been easy to undo (it still doesn't stop me). In the [...]

An Artists’ Retreat

An Artists’ Retreat

~ EXPLORING INDENTED HEAD ~   Easter 2013 was the first time I was introduced to the quaint, bayside town of Indented Head and the enchanting orange house nestled within. I flew down from Sydney, with my partner, to meet his mother for the very first time. She had just been diagnosed with bowel cancer. Her [...]