Take More Photos
And I don’t mean with your iPhone. Dust off that digital or even buy a cheap disposable and take it out for a test drive. Go for a walk, meet up with friends and shoot some shots.
Midsumma: Same Same Beloved
This is the opening week of Melbourne’s annual Queer celebration, Midsumma Festival, running until February 3rd. Same Same Beloved is a photography exhibition by photographer Deborah Dorman, celebrating the marriage and unity of same sex couples.
Location: Hares & Hyenas, 63 Johnston St, Fitzroy
Dates: 15th January -3rd February
Laneway Learning: Cupcake Decorating; Using Fondant
Laneway Learning hosts an array of different classes for all kinds of interests. You can learn how to decorate cupcakes with fondant and enjoy eating your efforts afterwards. Book prior.
Location: The People’s Market, 64-68 Stanley Street, Collingwood
Dates: 16th January, 6.30pm or 8:15pm
Price: $12 + $5 for materials
Want to learn about the future of fashion combined with sustainability? Peppermint Magazine and Billy Blue College of Design are hosting this special event, discussing and celebrating this movement in the fashion industry.
Location: Donkey Wheel House, 673 Bourke St
Dates: 17th January
Keep a journal or notebook.
One thing I find extremely useful is keeping a notebook or notepad close by, especially on the bedside table. It’s amazing what you can think of late at night or spontaneously on the train. Want to recommend that new bar or new installation you came across…? Where was it again? *Pulls out notebook* Problem solved! Now you have something to help you remember all your fabulous ideas.
Filmography of Director; David Lynch
David Lynch’s films are complex puzzles of reoccurring motifs and sudden twists. Some of his films include Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Twin Peaks (TV series, lots of ladies with shoulder pads), Eraserhead and Lost Highway. For a stimulating and thrilling movie night, take your pick from Lynch’s filmography.
Sidney Nolan: The Early Experiments
The Heide Museum of Modern art features one of Australia’s most renowned artists, Sidney Nolan, famous for his Ned Kelly portraits. This exhibition features his earlier works influenced by European artists.
Location: The Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen
Dates: Exhibition runs until 20th April
Price: FREE exhibition–$14 for museum admission