Federation Square

Hand-Embroidery

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Free exhibitions.

One of the current free exhibitions at the NGV is called ” Exquisite Threads – English Embroidery 1600s to 1900s.” These days we aren’t used to seeing embroidery that is done by friends and family and most of us don’t do it ourselves.  As I walked in I tried to remember any of my…

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Hosier Lane

-a makeover – watch the street artists work Go to Hosier Lane in the next couple days and you will be met with a rare sight.  Blank walls. Hosier Lane is getting a makeover.   The art you know has been blacked out and  about 100 Melbourne artists are working to give the lane a…

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NGV – National Gallery of Victoria – a great place for a Melbourne souvenir

Souvenirs!  Mementos!  Gifts from Melbourne! Christmas presents for relatives and friends overseas?  Whatever we call them we all need to buy them at sometime. There are clip on koalas, painted boomerangs,  cuddly Kangaroos with a Joey in the pouch,  cute wombats,  beautifully painted didgeridoos – difficult to travel with………. Great souvenirs but once you…

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