Dream Lover

David Campbell as Bobby Darin in Dream Lover image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

Dream Lover has hit Melbourne like a dazzling and magnificent tsunami of entertainment.

From subject matter in the late, great Bobby Darin through to the original concept and stage play by John Michael Howson and co-writer Frank Howson, adapted for the stage by Frank Howson, Simon Phillips and Caroline Burns through to all the outstanding production team and performances.

The dynamics and genius that fuel this years stage extravaganza in Dream Lover will continue to reverberate.

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David Campbell starring as Bobby Darin in Dream Lover image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

I was fortunate enough to be at the second dress rehearsal before opening night.

From beginning to end my body pulsated with toe tapping glee to Bobby Darin’s iconic and  heart warming songs from the fifties and sixties, arranged and conducted by legendary musical supervisor Guy Simpson and performed so beautifully by his amazing orchestra.

The synchronicity between the flawless performances by the actors, the music, the sound design by Michael Waters, the oh so effective and atmospheric lighting design by Paul Jackson, the razor sharp costume design by Tim Chappel and choreography by Andrew Hallsworth; all showcased within one of the most versatile and  sophisticated set designs by Brian Thompson.

The collective genius played me like a Stradivarius emotionally.  I was transported back to my early childhood where Hollywood’s magic and romance reigned.

Needless to say, I really enjoyed the show and would like to thank producers John and Barbara Gilbert from Gilbert Theatrical, the legendary John Frost of GFO and last but not least Director Simon Phillips along with the cast and crew, all of whom received a deserving standing ovation.

By Kerrie Pacholli

Dream Lover’ is on until 1 March 2018 at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Window Art Walk Fitzroy Street St Kilda, 21 – 24 September

Pop indigenous artist Dino Damiani exhibition in Fitzroy St. precinct as part of the St Kilda Art Crawl
Pop indigenous artist Dino Damiani exhibition in Fitzroy St. precinct as part of the St Kilda Art Crawl

 

created by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

Pop-up exhibition Window Art Walk begins at 33 Fitzroy St St Kilda.

This venue is open to the general public and will feature paintings by Pop Indigenous artist Dino Damiani along with works from other painters, sculptors and performance artists including Faye de Pasquale, Laurie Miller, Clare Austin and Adrian Spurr.

Vegan cafe  #HAPPYFoLK at 11A  Fitzroy St was recently opened by property developer and entrepreneur Freddie Warschauer. Freddie will be sponsoring the Window Art Walk at venues either side of #HAPPYFoLK showcasing an eclectic mix of art in shop windows on the sunset side of the Green Knoll.

At the magical Spring Equinox light and dark forces are in balance. Over this weekend 33 Fitzroy St will host Indigenous smoking and Shamanic ceremonies.

Shamanic Healing Seminar

Shamanic healer and psychic Josephine Celeste © pationpics.com
Shamanic healer and psychic Josephine Celeste © pationpics.com
On Saturday 23 September at 11 am St Kilda based Shamanic healer Josephine Celeste will perform a ceremony celebrating re-emergence of the light, life and empowerment.
On Sunday 24 September at 11am – 12 noon Josephine Celeste will also host a FREE seminar titled Trauma to Life Purpose and group Shamanic healing ritual. To be part of this very special free event bookings are essential as seating is limited. Bookings for seminar:  0410 190 593

 

For further information about exhibition contact pationpics.com 0423 308 005.

 

 

Feathers and fur – St Kilda to Healesville

Resident Rainbow Lorikeet at Port Melbourne Botanical Gardens image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

images by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

Her cousin Rainbow Lorikeet taking in the sights at St Kilda beach image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

Her cousin Rainbow Lorikeets taking in the sights at St Kilda beach image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com
Wedge Tail Eagle at Healesville that sadly cannot fly due to wing injury image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com
Wedge Tail Eagle at Healesville that sadly cannot fly due to wing injury image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

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Pied Cormorants drying off  at St Kilda Pier image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

The Crested Tern posing nicely on St Kilda Pier image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

The Crested Tern posing nicely on St Kilda Pier image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com
Baby Torny Frog Owl camera shy at St Kilda Bontanic Gardens. A good luck omen image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com
A camera shy Baby Torny Frog Owl at St Kilda Botanical Gardens.  Sighting one of these spirits is usually considered a good luck omen image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

Koala Bear at Healesville Sanctuary image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

Koala Bear at Healesville Sanctuary image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

 

Tasmanian Devil at Healesville Sanctuary image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

Tasmanian Devil at Healesville Sanctuary image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com
Smiling Wombat at Healesville Sanctuary image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com
Smiling Wombat at Healesville Sanctuary image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

Skippy retired and living at Healesville Sanctuary image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

Skippy, retired and living at Healesville Sanctuary image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

Sherlock the Bulldog a local resident of St Kilda image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

 Bulldog a local resident of St Kilda image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com
Tom the Cat local St Kilda resident who passed away at 20 years of age image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com
Tom the Cat local St Kilda resident who passed away at 20 years of age RIP image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

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Meet the Artists – St Kilda Art Crawl launch 21 – 24 Sept

Pamella Dias Lotus Arts contributing artist in Fitzroy Street installation as part of the St Kilda Art Crawl

Symmetry’s Shadow Exhibition

Location: Christ Church St Kilda (Anglican), 14 Acland st. St Kilda

Re-inventing LIFE through ART, an ongoing therapy.

Silent intelligence, each soul’s higher self, speaks of a collective, a whole; the human race as one. In our hearts we all know this to be true, one only needs to apply thought. Pressure in the frontal lobe region may follow as a result, tension will subside with gradual use of the minds eye.

If you’re in disagreement I invite you to come along and allow the artists involved to persuade you of another outlook, or more accurately in-look. An in-look which becomes an outlook of the soul. Push the envelope and watch it bend, be like the reed in the wind, the one Confucius spoke of. The Hidden runs our lives, for most of us have no idea of our purpose of existance. Most of us hide behind invisible mask of our choosing.

Man is a walking talking paradox, who’s hypocritical abilities are of legendary status. At this point in humanity’s evolution I believe it is important to pause and take stock of one’s true purpose, lights, gifts and shadows truths. Together they provide the human halone with a third dimensional experience, according to information (thoughts) available.

Seems to me, one’s thoughts and intent should take precedence above all.

by Marko Maglaic – Australian collectable artist

Anthony Breslin contributing painter at Symmetry’s Shadow Exhibition opening on 22 & 23 Sept 2017 sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl

Anthony Breslin contributing painter at Symmetry’s Shadow Exhibition opening on 22 & 23 Sept 2017 sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl
We would like you to meet some of Melbourne’s artistic community that are participating at various installations around the five St Kilda Art Crawl precincts.
 

Woodman contributing painter at Symmetry's Shadow Exhibition opening on 22 & 23 Sept 2017 sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl

Phil Voodoo Woodman contributing painter at Symmetry’s Shadow Exhibition opening on 22 & 23 Sept 2017 sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl

Jackie Ralph contributing artist at Symmetry's Shadow Exhibition 22, 23 Sept sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl 2017

Jackie Ralph contributing artist at Symmetry’s Shadow Exhibition 22, 23 Sept sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl 2017

Andrew Hustwaite contributing arts at Symmetry's Shadow Exhibition opening on 22 & 23 Sept 2017 sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl

Andrew Hustwaite contributing arts at Symmetry’s Shadow Exhibition opening on 22 & 23 Sept 2017 sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl

Marko Maglaic curator and contributing artits at Symmetry's Shadow Exhibition opening on 22 & 23 Sept 2017 sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl

Marko Maglaic curator and contributing artits at Symmetry’s Shadow Exhibition opening on 22 & 23 Sept 2017 sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl

Cal the Stoner contributing sculpture at Symmetry's Shadow Exhibition opening on 22 & 23 Sept 2017 sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl

Cal the Stoner contributing sculpture at Symmetry’s Shadow Exhibition opening on 22 & 23 Sept 2017 sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl

Michael Blamey contributing photographer at Symmetry's Shadow Exhibition opening on 22 & 23 Sept 2017 sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl

Michael Blamey contributing photographer at Symmetry’s Shadow Exhibition opening on 22 & 23 Sept 2017 sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl

Emmanuel Santos contributing photographer at Symmetry’s Shadow Exhibition opening on 22 & 23 Sept 2017 sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl

Emmanuel Santos contributing photographer at Symmetry’s Shadow Exhibition opening on 22 & 23 Sept 2017 sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl

Apu - Melbourne based Global Musician contributing musician at Symmetry's Shadow Exhibition opening on 22 & 23 Sept 2017 sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl

Apu – Melbourne based Global Musician contributing musician at Symmetry’s Shadow Exhibition opening on 22 & 23 Sept 2017 sponsored by St Kilda Art Crawl

by Kerrie Pacholli @ pationpics.com

Martin Foley urging Victorians to get behind The St Kilda Art Crawl 2017

Martin Foley Minister for the Arts in the Daniel Andrews’  State Labor Government speaking about the enormous potential for the Port Phillip precinct assigned to The St Kilda Art Crawl to be launched on the 21, 22 & 23 of September 2017.

Martin Foley Minister for the Arts in the Daniel Andrews State Government with the driving creatives propelling St Kilda Art Crawl, Simon Barnett and Mick Pacholli

Martin Foley Minister for the Arts in the Daniel Andrews State Government with Simon Barnett, Mick Pacholli and Tim Barnett from the St Kilda Art Crawl..

 

SKAC is a non for profit community incentive spearheaded by passionate local St Kilda creatives who are determined to bring the artistic community along with it’s mojo back to St Kilda and the Port Phillip precinct.

Martin Foley Minister for the Arts in the Daniel Andrews State Government with Simon Barnett and Mick Pacholli; the driving force propelling The St Kilda Art Crawl.

 

 

 

film & post production by Simon and Tim Barnett Mynewsroom in association with pationpics.com Images by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

ST KILDA ART CRAWL 21 – 24 Sept 2017

Born from universal art and culture. Inspired by California’s successful community strengthening Venice Art Crawl and fuelled by St Kilda’s passionate grass roots’ creatives.  The St Kilda Art Crawl has arrived.

Similar to St Kilda’s sister city of Venice Beach in California and like the Venice Art Crawl, St Kilda Art Crawl is a not for profit incentive for the people by the people.

It’s aim is to galvanise community spirit and co operation by proactively integrating the business world with the world of art and culture. The life blood of any great city.  This is a unified drive inviting St Kilda’s local artist, musicians, writers, poets and street artists to share and celebrate who they are with the world.

As well as combined effort and support from the local traders, artists will be supported by extensive media coverage through TV, Radio and online media.

The World is Your Oyster so get involved!

Last night Wilbur Wilde was MC at Acland Street’s Veludo Cafe host to the second Mixer for SKAC bringing together artists, enthusiasts and local traders in preparation for the next St Kilda Art Crawl on the 22 – 23 of September 2017 – a week before the grand final; and with a collaborative spirit SKAC and VAC will be streaming events via their mutual Facebook pages linking the sister cities in celebration.

Original SKAC member Mick Pacholli in Q & A

Original SKAC member Mick Pacholli in Q & A

Colonel Pietro Iodice chairman of SKAC in Q & A

Colonel Pietro Iodice chairman of SKAC in Q & A

Geoffrey Fry SKAC Creative Director in Q & A

Geoffrey Fry SKAC Creative Director in Q & A

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Enthusiastic brethren

Coin Talbot with partner Liz with Jean and Wilbur Wilde MC for the evening

Coin Talbot with partner Liz, friend  Jean and Wilbur Wilde MC for the evening

Film by MYnewsroom Tim & Simon Barnett & pationpics.com Photographs and promo byKerrie Pacholli

 

 

ST KILDA ART CRAWL 22 – 23 Sept 2017

Original SKAC member Mick Pacholli in Q & A

Colonel Pietro Iodice chairman of SKAC in Q & A

Colonel Pietro Iodice chairman of SKAC in Q & A

Geoffrey Fry SKAC Creative Director in Q & A

Geoffrey Fry SKAC Creative Director in Q & A

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Enthusiastic brethren

Coin Talbot with partner Liz with Jean and Wilbur Wilde MC for the evening

Coin Talbot with partner Liz, friend  Jean and Wilbur Wilde MC for the evening

Film by MYnewsroom Tim & Simon Barnett & pationpics.com  Photographs and promo by Kerrie Pacholli

No Fixed Address & Madder Lake @ MEMO

Les Lovegrove Graham
Les Lovegrove Graham

Bart Willoughby

Bart Willoughby

Looking and sounding like global rockstars the Legendary Aboriginal Rock/Reggae Act – NO FIXED ADDRESS played a double bill with Australia’s premier psychedelic rock masters – MADDER LAKE, celebrating 80 years of original OZ Rock from Mushroom Music.

35 years after the release of NO FIXED ADDRESS’ first album ‘From My Eyes’ and 45 years after MADDER LAKE and MUSHROOM RECORDS first Gold Single ‘Goodbye Lollipop’, these two bands joined as a tour-de-force of OZ Rock, banding together to raise awareness and funds for the not-for-profit organisation ST KILDA ARTS COMMUNITY INC.

Ricky Harrison

Ricky Harrison


John John Miller

John John Miller

Madder Lake Band

Andy Burns, Luke McKinnon, Brenden Mason,  Michael O’Loughlin and Kerry McKenna – Madder Lake 

Madder Lake Band

Brenden Mason, Michael O’Loughlin and Kerry McKenna – Madder Lake 

Madder Lake Band

Kerry McKenna and John McKinnon – Madder Lake 

Photography by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

Molloch Dreaming by Dino Damiani

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Photographs by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

Aboriginal painter Dino Damiani is a focused high achiever.

Also a gifted musician and writer, Dino is driven by an overwhelming passion to create and express.

Throughout his school years Dino was a star tennis player whose idol was John McEnroe. He was destined to be a National Champion, however life had other plans.

It was later in life that Dino picked up the paint brush. Since then Dino has taken great delight and found endless freedom in manifesting his beautiful and magical dreaming on canvas.

Dino will be exhibiting his work along with 50 other artists at:

ART CONNECTED – For details go to WWW.KEDEM.COM.AU

SUNDAY 26 MARCH 2017

11AM TO 5PM

KING DAVID HALL : 520 ORRONG RD, ARMADALE

Molloch Dreaming (Thorny Devil)
300 mm x 300 mm
Acrylic on canvas
Dino Damiani 2017
$700

My adopted ‘family totem’ is this proud Thorny Devil (Moloch Horridus).  I have yearned to paint this little guy since my auntie, who lives in Alice Springs visited our family in Melbourne many years ago. I was over joyed when she opened her bag to reveal her beloved pet Thorny Devil who happily jumped onto the kitchen table to greet us with a smile.

Humpback Whale family 1010 mm x 505 mm Acrylic on canvas Dino Damiani 2017 $1500

Humpback Whale family
1010 mm x 505 mm
Acrylic on canvas
Dino Damiani 2017
$1500

Family of Humpback Whales visiting Port Phillip Bay on their way to Antarctica. The mother is shadowing her calf and the father follows closely behind and is about to breach.

Kaleidoscope - expanding opportunities. 61 mm x 51 mm Acrylic on canvas Dino Damiani 2017 $300

Kaleidoscope – expanding opportunities.
610 mm x 510 mm
Acrylic on canvas
Dino Damiani 2017
$300

William Cooper’s journey to Parliament 700 mm x 610 mm Acrylic on canvas Dino Damiani 2017 $350

William Cooper’s journey to Parliament
700 mm x 610 mm
Acrylic on canvas
Dino Damiani 2017
$350

This symbolises William Cooper’s walk to Parliament and his fight for freedom from injustice. His life’s long campaign for Aboriginal rights began in 1887. In 1940 he established a National Aborigines Day, first celebrated in 1940.

Gippsland Goanna Face Off 600 mm x 505 mm Acrylic on canvas Dino Damiani 2017 $650

Gippsland Goanna Face Off
600 mm x 505 mm
Acrylic on canvas
Dino Damiani 2017
$650

Two alpha male Gippsland Goanna’s are facing off to fight for the right to breed with the alpha female in their area.

Dragonfly Dreaming - birth of a new season 750 mm x 610 mm

Dragonfly Dreaming – birth of a new season
750 mm x 610 mm
Acrylic on canvas
Dino Damiani 2017
$650

Dragonflies patrolling their Lilly pads on a billabong in the wetlands of Gippsland.

Riches from the Sun 455 mm x 455 mm Acrylic on canvas Dino Damiani 2017 $500

Riches from the Sun
455 mm x 455 mm
Acrylic on canvas
Dino Damiani 2017
$500

Rain drops on billabong in Uluru 455 mm x 355 mm Acrylic on canvas Dino Damiani 2017 $250

Rain drops on billabong in Uluru
455 mm x 355 mm
Acrylic on canvas
Dino Damiani 2017
$250

Story telling by the camp fire 355 mm x 360 mm Acrylic on canvas Dino Damiani 2017 $200

Story telling by the camp fire
355 mm x 360 mm
Acrylic on canvas
Dino Damiani 2017
$200

Black hole of creation 310 mm x 310 mm Acrylic on canvas Dini Damiani 2017 $200

Black hole of creation
310 mm x 310 mm
Acrylic on canvas
Dini Damiani 2017
$200

Spiritual Enlightenment 300 mm x 300 mm Acrylic on canvas Dino Damiani 2017 $150

Spiritual Enlightenment
300 mm x 300 mm
Acrylic on canvas
Dino Damiani 2017
$150

Northern Queensland Daintree Forest Python 351 mm x 451 mm Acrylic on canvas Dino Damiani 2017 $350

Northern Queensland Daintree Forest Python
351 mm x 451 mm
Acrylic on canvas
Dino Damiani 2017
$350

Red Belly Black Snake 355 mm x 455 mm Acrylic on canvas Dino Damiani 2017 $350

Red Belly Black Snake
355 mm x 455 mm
Acrylic on canvas
Dino Damiani 2017
$350 

In association with pationpics.com. For expressions on interest contact Kerrie Pacholli on 0423 308 005 or kerrie.pach@gmail.com

In association with pationpics.com
For expressions on interest contact Kerrie Pacholli on 0423 308 005 or kerrie.pach@gmail.com

World’s Greatest Shave – for Cancer Research

Event @ The Union Hotel – 90 Chapel Street, Windsor

Sunday 19th March, 2017

1.30 till 5pm.

James Pacholli performing with his band I Sea Weed.

James Pacholli performing with his band ‘Eye Seaweed’.

It was 2008 when James was first diagnosed with Leukaemia and he was just finishing Year 5.

His medical treatment involved a gruelling three years of chemo therapy under the care of Monash Medical Centre in Clayton as part of a research study.  As a result of his treatment he lost all his hair for about 12 months and battled through the sickness.

It was the love, care, kindness and inspiration of his family, friends and organisations such as Make a Wish, Aardvark and Carlton Football Club that helped to keep James positive and on track.

Gold Coast trip sponsored by Carlton Football Club, May 2009, Left to right with sisters’ Emma, James, Chris Judd and Zoe. image by Natalie Evans.

Nine years later, James has not only survived his trials and tribulations, he has forged an expansive and creative life.

He started playing drums around 8 years old to strengthen his ampidexterity and now at 20 years old he is the drummer in two bands, “Rhysics” and “Eye Seaweed”.

Now at Monash University, he is currently studying Human Rights and running his own on campus radio show “Mind Fuzz”.

To give back, James has organised a fund raising event for the World’s Greatest Shave on March19th 2017 to raise money for further medical research.  His successful treatment was part of a research study that has gone onto help with future outcomes for other patients.

Please donate to assist in further cancer research at the following link  https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?RegistrationID=656735

James has been growing his hair since he finished chemo therapy in 2012 and on the 19th March it is all coming off.

All are welcome to bare witness to this sacrificial offering . Plus there will be plenty of entertainment and live music.

Emma, James, Zoe on a trip to Italy gifted from the Make a Wish Foundation 2012. image by Natalie Evans

Emma, James, Zoe on a trip to Italy gifted from the Make a Wish Foundation 2012. image by Natalie Evans.

Wally De Backer (Goyte) music mentor and Aardvark Worldwide music and sponsorship ambassador in 2012. image by pationpics.com

Wally De Backer (Goyte) music mentor and Aardvark Worldwide music and sponsorship ambassador in 2012. image by pationpics.com