California-born artist Barry McGee started out on the street, inspired by the graffiti scene in early ’90s San Francisco, but has later turned to paintings of undulating geometries and concentric lines that seem more cerebral than populist. This show at the Watari-Um comes exactly a decade after McGee's first exhibition at the same museum and features work created together with his wife, Clare Rojas. Also set to take part in this summer's Reborn Art Festival up in Tohoku, McGee and his tongue-in-cheek blending of art and commerce are well worth revisiting. (timeout).
David Bromley (born 1960 in Sheffield, England) is an Australian artist. He began his career in Adelaide as a potter, but is now best known for his painting and sculpture, in particular his portraits, and his paintings of children, birds, butterflies and female nudes. He has exhibited widely in Australia, and also in Asia, Europe, Africa and America, and has been a finalist at the Archibald Prize six times. Photographed by Nani P for melbartdiary.
I've admired Megan Morton's work for a long time. She is one of prolific Australian stylist, works with atmospheres and interior. She been featured in the pages of Vogue Living, Inside Out and In Style and on the covers of international publications; Elle Decoration UK and Vanity Fair. I was very excited that I had the chance to attend one of her Melbourne Roadshow program: Science of Styling Masterclass yesterday at Small Giant.
Here a few quotes from her presentation that I like and would like to share:
• "I am going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life." Elsie de Wolfe
• "No amount of money can buy you style. It's just instinctive. You can't try to be somebody you're not; that's not style." Iris Aprel
• "The best stylist don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything."
Fun courses being run each day this week by a host of Australian talents. Visit The School website for the program, be quick because all are booking out fast. Photographed by Nani P for @melbartdiary.