One of the main things I wanted to do when I arrived in Melbourne was to drink free wine. The best place to do that is at gallery openings. The fact that I'm fond of art makes for a happy, drunken marriage.
September saw me drink quite a bit of free wine. Here are some highlights ...
Making-doo by Niels 'Nails' Oeltjen
Lamington Drive, Fitzroy
Niels' work looks like Steampunk scenes painted by an Eastern European folk artist. Huge boards are covered in sundried colours, and depict machines as houses, and birds free of their cages.
Japanese Pop and Modern Art
30 Japanese artists came together for a very eclectic show. Everything from calligraphy to manga was bursting from the walls in the sizable gallery.
Kustom Lane Gallery, Hawthorn
One of my favourite galleries in Melbourne is Kustom Lane in Hawthorn. The refurbished shed is packed with Lowbrow goodness. The latest exhibition did not disappoint!
Several photographers got together to show their take on the pinups of the 40s. Not only was there great art on the walls, but great art spilled out into the streets - 50s cars and rockabilly lasses as far as my happy eyes could see.