My adopted ‘family totem’ is this proud Thorny Devil (Moloch Horridus). I have yearned to paint this little guy since my auntie, who lives in Alice Springs visited our family in Melbourne many years ago. I was over joyed when she opened her bag to reveal her beloved pet Thorny Devil who happily jumped onto the kitchen table to greet us with a smile.
Family of Humpback Whales visiting Port Phillip Bay on their way to Antarctica. The mother is shadowing her calf and the father follows closely behind and is about to breach.
This symbolises William Cooper’s walk to Parliament and his fight for freedom from injustice. His life’s long campaign for Aboriginal rights began in 1887. In 1940 he established a National Aborigines Day, first celebrated in 1940.
Two alpha male Gippsland Goanna’s are facing off to fight for the right to breed with the alpha female in their area.
Dragonflies patrolling their Lilly pads on a billabong in the wetlands of Gippsland.
Event @ The Union Hotel – 90 Chapel Street, Windsor
Sunday 19th March, 2017
1.30 till 5pm.
It was 2008 when James was first diagnosed with Leukaemia and he was just finishing Year 5.
His medical treatment involved a gruelling three years of chemo therapy under the care of Monash Medical Centre in Clayton as part of a research study. As a result of his treatment he lost all his hair for about 12 months and battled through the sickness.
It was the love, care, kindness and inspiration of his family, friends and organisations such as Make a Wish, Aardvark and Carlton Football Club that helped to keep James positive and on track.
Nine years later, James has not only survived his trials and tribulations, he has forged an expansive and creative life.
He started playing drums around 8 years old to strengthen his ampidexterity and now at 20 years old he is the drummer in two bands, “Rhysics” and “Eye Seaweed”.
Now at Monash University, he is currently studying Human Rights and running his own on campus radio show “Mind Fuzz”.
To give back, James has organised a fund raising event for the World’s Greatest Shave on March19th 2017 to raise money for further medical research. His successful treatment was part of a research study that has gone onto help with future outcomes for other patients.
Spiderbait is one of Australia’s rock’n’roll national treasures.
Damian Whitty, Janet English and Kram or Mark Anthony Maher have played together since they were 12 years old.
Decades of musical collaboration, creativity and god given talent reveal a powerfully loving and mutually supportive bond that is irresistible to their world wide fan base, devotees of a spiritual variety!
I experienced my maiden voyage on starship Spiderbait last night at Melbourne’s iconic music venue the Corner Hotel in Richmond.
We arrived around 10pm and the room was SOLD OUT packed to the rafters and Spiderbait were in full flight.
My mission as one of Melbourne’s more aggressive paparazzi was to get to the front of the stage. Magically, it felt like the parting of the Red Sea with happy smiling faces throwing daises in my path. That was the first sign that this was something of a rarity.
At the front of the mosh pit I experienced the full force of the explosive connecting mojo transmitted between these three musical virtuosi and their devotees. Love is the drug. Oh, and as we all know, the music is pretty damn good too!