There’s also a related La Trobe 50th Anniversary event The culinary journey of Greek Australians dinner taking place at Elryos in Camberwell on Monday 3 April, featuring Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos, Head of School of Allied Health and author of The Mediterranean Diet cookbook who will also be speaking at one of my Bold Thinking Series scheduled later this year. If I wasn’t going out this weekend I would have booked into this one!
It’s a bit of a cultural week for me with the opening of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival this week and my pick of the events would have been the already sold out Pleats x Three runway show at 7pm on Friday 10 March at Alcastan Gallery featuring Kara Baker, Nevada Duffy and Edgeley showcasing the work of artisanal company Specialty Pleaters. I love a good pleat at the best of times and have long been a fan of Japanese designer Issey Miyake.
Also opening this week is the aforementioned show ‘Travelling Home’ by Art Fix at Lulu cafe and gallery at 506 Queensberry Street in North Melbourne featuring the work of 75 visual artists and poets from 20 countries to explore the idea of home and travel by the contrasts that link them together. It follows previous Art Fix events in Canada and will also include live music and spoken word performances. Opening night is this Thursday 2 March from 5.30pm, tickets are $8 at the door with all artworks for sale.
Charles Blackman: School Girls opens on Saturday 4 March at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen. Blackman’s Schoolgirls series, produced between 1952 and 1955, marked a turning point in the artist’s career as a significant painter of modern life in the post-war era. This exhibition includes more than fifty major paintings and related works on paper as well as a fascinating array of archival material.