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black sorrow’s claude carranza

Black Sorrow’s Claude Carranza

Since 1983, The Black Sorrows have continued to feature in the vast landscape that is the Australian music industry. With a legion of fans both here and across the globe, some of their many hits include Hold...
pivot to coronavirus: how meme factories are crafting public health messaging

Pivot to coronavirus: how meme factories are crafting public health messaging

Graphic: United Nations COVID-19 Response//unsplash Memes might seem like they emerge “naturally”, circulated by like-minded social media users and independently generating momentum. But successful memes often don’t happen by accident. I’ve spent the past two...
cream of the crate: album review # 153- omar khorshid & his group: live in australia 1981

Cream of The Crate: Album Review # 153- Omar Khorshid & His Group: Live...

      This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews...
my best worst film: pink flamingos – ‘one of the most vile, stupid and repulsive films ever made’?

My best worst film: Pink Flamingos – ‘one of the most vile, stupid and...

New Line Cinemas  While some may know John Waters through his family friendly Hairspray (1988) – adapted into a stage musical in 2002 and back to the screen in 2007 – many know him as the Prince of Puke, the King...
betra fraval / moving mountains                                                                           

Betra Fraval / Moving Mountains                                                                           

James Makin Gallery /16 August - 2 September 2017 67 Cambridge St,Collingwood VIC 3066 Opening: Friday 18 August from 6 – 9pm T: 03 9416 3966 info@jamesmakingallery.com www.jamesmakingallery.com On Friday 18th August,  I attended Betra Fraval’s solo exhibition...
jimi hendrix: november 27, 1942 – september 18, 1970

Jimi Hendrix: November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970

 The debate on whether Jimi Hendrix was the greatest electric guitarist ever, is a debate that will see no end! On this, the fiftieth anniversary of his death it is in fact, a monumental sign...
Koorie Heritage Trust Josh X Muir

Koorie Heritage Trust JOSH X MUIR

A solo exhibition by Josh Muir Josh Muir is a contemporary artist with a distinctive street art aesthetic.  His brightly coloured and multi-layered work embodies the wonder of possibility.   JOSH X MUIR is a solo exhibition by...
Sunday Essay: The Rise Of The ‘bin Chicken’, A Totem For Modern Australia

Sunday essay: the rise of the ‘bin chicken’, a totem for modern Australia

The majestic White Ibis. Shutterstock.com In just a few decades, the Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca) has made itself at home in many of Australia’s coastal and inland cities. And aside from the feathered birds...
picture this: 3 possible endings for cinema as covid pushes it to the brink

Picture this: 3 possible endings for cinema as COVID pushes it to the brink

Image: Unsplash/Karen Zhao Hollywood’s heavyweights joined forces last week to ask the US government to help save cinemas. Directors James Cameron, Patty Jenkins and Martin Scorsese warned that cinemas “may not survive the impact of the...
fred negro exhition at pumpkin lane

Fred Negro Exhition at Pumpkin Lane

THIS THURSDAY Fred Negro, the unofficial Mayor of St Kilda, is having an exhibition of his works at Pumpkin Lane Gallery at 16 Blessington Street St Kilda starting this Thursday night and running until the...