Tuesday, 5 October 2010
About to hit Melbourne like a meteorite, Revolt Productions is out of this stratosphere! The space, the atmosphere, the planning and foresight, will simply blow your mind. With large function areas and intimate ball rooms; theatrettes and galleries, Revolt is the venue Melbourne didn't even know it needed until it had it. The vision and brainchild of Lighting Designer Ryan Hodge, Revolt is housed in an iconic old warehouse in Kensington. Its vibrant and moody ambiance will seduce you and you'll be hooked before you know it and hanging out for the next big event. Grand opening coming soon. I'll keep you posted.
Sunday, 3 October 2010
Some days are diamonds. And winding my way through the Maleny hinterland to historic Pattemore House (you know, rolling hills, endless fields of green, that type of beautiful country side if you're not familiar with the area) turned out to be a diamond day. Stepping back into my early childhood of old wood stoves, floral patterned faded lino, dodging thistles and eating mulberries, I photographed the Friends of Pattemore house as they brainstormed their way through an Ideas and Planning Workshop in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council. I marveled at the enthusiasm of the members at what looks to me like a daunting task of restoration. I'm grateful for people with such foresight and energy to recognise the value, and put in the effort, to keep our cultural heritage alive for future generations to appreciate and learn from.