The Melbourne sharehouse: a cultural icon

The sharehouse has been immortalised by film, literature and the cultural memory. A pile of shoes sits at the door, while a stack of mismatched crockery balances precariously in the sink. Ash and empty bottles litter the dirt-encrusted carpet. The hum of overlapping routines fills the air. The sharehouse setting, so familiar to many, has... Continue Reading →

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What fuels Melbourne’s independent music scene?

Artists, venues and punters supporting a city of music. How do you access music? If your answer is streaming, then you are sitting with the majority. Streaming is the main way that Australians listen to music. Unfortunately, this can have a negative impact on even the most proficient artists. Joey McGahey, editor in chief at Hysteria Magazine, says the... Continue Reading →

Australia punching above its weight in vegan market

Animal welfare, the environment, and health are among the factors vegans say prompted them to turn to a completely animal free diet.  Shannon Jenkins reports. https://soundcloud.com/shannon-jenkins-617559242/the-growth-of-veganism-in-melbourne Transcript: Veganism: it’s a word that gets thrown around a lot. Veganism has been referred to as a trend, a lifestyle, and a philosophy, and it’s been the subject... Continue Reading →

mental wellbeing tips

  Last week I flew to Adelaide to celebrate the 21st birthdays of two of my best friends. Being reunited with them was amazing, and I honestly didn't want to get on the plane back to Melbourne. I realised how lucky I am to have such wonderful friends in my life, and how important it... Continue Reading →

Dior at the NGV

The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture is currently running at the National Gallery of Victoria. The exclusive exhibition features more than 140 garments designed between 1947 and 2017. These include Christian Dior's own designs, as well as the work of Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria... Continue Reading →

flourishing

I am not a person, or a personality. I am a mixture of many influences that have infiltrated my being through every sense. I am the music that I listen to late at night, in the dark, under sheets. I am the art that I study, the colours and the textures and the atmosphere evoked.... Continue Reading →

living through a screen

The crowd buzzes softly, waiting. The air is thick with excitement, brimming with anticipation. The lights finally dim and everyone stretches their necks towards the stage. Screams, whistles and a heavy push forward signal the entrance of the band. Within seconds everyone is moving to the beat, smiling up at the stage and basking in... Continue Reading →

the liberating luncheon

There is something wonderfully empowering about doing things on your own. It is the kind of feeling you get after cutting off your hair, or reaching a long-term goal. This morning, after various blood tests and doctor appointments, I discovered that I am not dying (as Google had me believe). This was obviously fantastic news.... Continue Reading →

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