Galleries: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

You might have noticed my obsession with galleries, museums, art and other cultural extravaganzas.  I needed a few hours out of my crunchy room at the Ibis Swanston, and a bit of a walk in the 28 degree heat! Luckily, the National Gallery of Victoria was on a direct path to the food court at … Continue reading Galleries: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Experiences: New Norcia Benedictine Monastery

I'm calling this one an experience rather than a straightforward tour as I felt New Norcia offered a weird and uncomfortable experience. I'm writing a piece for publication later on quite what I mean by this, but New Norcia has a history it appears to be proud of, that masks a problematic way of working with Aboriginal … Continue reading Experiences: New Norcia Benedictine Monastery

Drives: MONSTER TRUCKS on the road from Perth to New Norcia, WA

On February 16th, I picked up a Hertz rental in downtown Perth and started my 2 hour drive north to New Norcia, Western Australia.  I didn't know what to expect, on the road - would it be a motorway and featureless?  I couldn't have been further from the truth. The route out of Perth is … Continue reading Drives: MONSTER TRUCKS on the road from Perth to New Norcia, WA