Monthly Archives: October 2010

Museums #2 – A Quality Start

Pre-Game It’s a beautiful day for art here at the hallowed ground of the Ian Potter Museum of Art on the campus of the University of Melbourne. We have an intriguing match-up –  Art + Sport – in the Basil … Continue reading

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Festivals #1 – Dinner with a side of famous writers

We all come down to the city, order Spanish food we can’t afford or pronounce, talk about books we may not have finished, and are reminded that there are plenty of nerds like us, that reading and writing is alive and well. We’re for it. Continue reading

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If you don’t have anything profound to say –

Mortified at your lack of cultural knowledge?  Think chiaroscuro is a delicious Italian dish?  Melbourne’s Federation Square has a quick and public solution to your private shame – the 10 Minute Culture Fix. [A Robert Leighton cartoon in the September … Continue reading

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Games #1 – Too Much Fun

We agree that the question of art eligibility is guffawable. Of course video games can be art – games have poked and prodded our emotions and intellect through symbolic representation; they have plot, character, setting, drama, and can contain social criticism; they are often beautiful; they prompt conversations such as this one – thus, Art. Continue reading

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