Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas at the Castle 2014.

Merry Christmas to all from Nic-nak Castle.
Hope you enjoy our 2014 festive tableau.


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Acland Street Murals.

Up on the Acland Street hill, in our favourite village of St Kilda is this charming Victorian terrace.  On its front veranda are two pastel murals, originally there were three, that where sketched in by Mr Brown when he lived there in 1987, a good 27 years ago.  although a little worn, they have survived quite well.  Inspired by an overseas trip to Barcelona, Spain, a bit of religious frescoesque art was the flavour of the day.

Take a peek from the street at 
19 Acland Street, St Kilda.


Monday, 15 December 2014

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Blue Wrens.

Blue Wren I by Gavin Brown.
Oil on canvas, 2014, 122 x122cm

Blue Wren II by Gavin Brown.
Oil on canvas, 2014, 122 X 122cm.

AKA the Superb Fairy-Wren, these cute little critters are found in the gardens and bush of South and Central East Australia.  They bring fond memories of a childhood spent playing and adventuring in the bush on long summer holidays or, having them hop around the lawn on frosty winters mornings.
The plucky sparking blue males and their barely there camouflaged hens.
How many can you see?


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Ajisen Ramen

For a quick fix of cheap and cheery Ramen, get your fill at Ajisen.  Its a bit like the McDonalds of the noodle world, but just a touch healthier and its spread from Japan to a world wide total of over 750 outlets, we have 5 here in Melbourne.

Dip some dumplings in soy, chilli up your noodles or bust into a bento box.  
Find Ajisen Noodle at
Otherwise your in the 'burb.


Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Churcher & Miller show.

Australian Galleries is hosting a double bill show for artists Peter Churcher and Lewis Miller.  They are both good friends of the Castle, so it was a double delight to attend the opening the other evening.  As Churcher now calls Barcelona home, he treated us to many a rendition of the Catalonian male as subject.  While Mr Miller is a little closer with a studio right next door to Mr Brown's and he presented us with several studies on his good self as well as a new round of studies of his long standing (or generally reclining) life model, Miss Hazel. 

Get along to Australian Galleries quick smart as this will only be on display u neil December 8th, before the shut up shop for Christmas.


Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Underground Brown.

A very youthful Mr Brown, wearing his own label, Plain Jane and having a beverage or two at Subterrane club (note the $5- cocktails) circa '86.