Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Idol Magazine.

Idol Magazine from the UK commentate daily on the world of fashion, art and style.
Mr Brown was able to catch their eye and they've given him a little nod for his upcoming exhibition,
"Urban Scrawl"

Check the link below.


Monday, 25 February 2013

Frank 'N Schwartz.

Oozing its way into Anna Schwartz's Flinders Lane gallery is the latest liquified musings of Dale Frank.  Curiously titled "Date custard tart", it could easily have been The Raspberry Shortcake Massacre.  A massive twenty six canvas's in a close frieze hanging surely ramps up the impact.

 @ASG, 185 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.


Saturday, 23 February 2013

Buon Compleanno Bubbles.

A special birthday wish to a dear friend of The Castles'.
Joyeux Anniversaire Lisa Barmby, sweet 50.
We applaude your style and lust for life.


Friday, 22 February 2013

Melbourne maxxed #17.

Accordion busking off Little Collins Street.
Beautiful music.


Thursday, 21 February 2013

The other Mr Brown

Art News & Gossip

In the Air – Art+Auction's Gossip Column

Gavin Brown, Artist? Dealer’s First Solo Show in Over a Decade Comes to Milwaukee

Gavin Brown has a secret: He’s an artist. The London-born, New York-based gallerist, who represents international art stars like Alex KatzElizabeth Peyton, and Rirkrit Tiravanija, is preparing for his first solo show in over a decade at The Green Gallery in Milwaukee. The gallery’s director, John Riepenhoff, confirmed the news to ARTINFO, and said the show would likely take place late this year or in early 2014. (Thanks to Pedro Vélez for tipping us off on Twitter.)
“Gavin has been friends with The Green Gallery for a while,” Riepenhoff told us in an e-mail. Brown’s eponymous gallery has participated in every Mikwaukee International, an infrequent art fair co-organized by Green Gallery’s founders, as well as the Dark Fair, a nomadic in-the-dark art event also co-organized by The Green Gallery.
A cursory Google search offers little insight into Brown’s own artwork (though there is an Australian artist named Gavin Brown whose work has been described as what might happen if Paul Gauguin and Frida Khalo had a lovechild — we’re going to assume that’s not him). The dealer originally came to New York with the hope of making it big as an artist and attended the Whitney Museum’s prestigious independent study program before turning to art dealing.
“I couldn’t ever quite suspend disbelief,” he told New York Magazine of his “proto-conceptual” art. “I looked at these things, and they felt empty to me. I made a practical decision. I wasn’t selling any art, so I had to make money.” Maybe Brown’s fortunes are turning.
— Julia Halperin

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Heide hi.

On a blistering summers Sunday we ventured out to the wilds of Bullen and the museum we all affectionately know as Heide.  A sprawling estate on the banks of the Yarra river, once home to art patrons and bon vivant's, John and Sunday Reed.  Heide is now wonderful collection of museum spaces hosting a parade of fine articles and exhibitions.

The focal point of the current crop, is sculptress Louise Bourgeois.
An interesting, if not somber survey of her thoughts.

There is also a nod to Sydney Nolan and Albert Tucker.

 A wonderful Mirka moment, thrilling from both inside and out.

Ending with a wander through the Sculpture Park and Plaza, bringing up many a delight.


Sunday, 17 February 2013

From Empire to Dawn.

This years festive project saw the west wing parlour moving from 
Empire Yellow to Tennassee Dawn.
An experiment in Grey?

Nic-nak new.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Urban Scrawl- Spirit of Eucleia

"Spirit of Eucleia" Oil on Canvas, 2012 by Gavin Brown.

Another sneak peek of Gavin Brown's new work.

You can see his "Urban Scrawl" exhibition @ FortyfiveDownstairs 
from March 19 'til April 6, 2013.


Thursday, 14 February 2013

Dining @ Stoke House Cafe.

With a bit of a revamp recently, the downstairs area of St Kilda foreshore's iconic Stoke House, is now known as "Stoke House Cafe".  Well worth a visit, its simple menu is packed full of fun and flavour, which is well presented in the crisp and cool new surrounds.

It is a bit of a scene.  So remember to bring your shades.