I love road tripping. The kid and I drove to Melbourne recently, specifically to go to RMIT’s Open Day but also to see friends and hopefully squeeze in a bit of art. Sadly we only managed a quick visit to the Ian Potter Centre, but so glad we did – the David McDiarmid show was fabulous. A sparkling mix of sex, politics, pattern and decoration, all set to a killer soundtrack.
My last trip to the NGV was back in February. Melbourne Now was pulling massive crowds, and a day spent idly in any place airconditioned was a welcome retreat from the oppressive heatwave outside. I’d heard much about the Hotham Street Ladies and had high expectations. But overall, I felt it was a bit hit and miss. These sumptuous rugs were my favourite parts: