Australia; a rugged and beautiful country home to diverse ecosystems ranging from ‘vast blue coastlines…thick forests and…seemingly unending red dust plains’ – a landscape to be revered and treasured. It was this very natural splendor which captured the imagination of Dimitri Weber, founder of Goldfield & Banks Australia, and compelled him to distill ‘the fragrance of Australia’ within their incredible perfume range.
Created in Australia and crafted in collaboration with a Melbourne-based, 5th-generation French perfumer to ensure their perfumes are produced at the highest quality, theirs is a label you will certainly want to try. The Australiana inspiration doesn’t stop at just the aroma; their beautiful packing is also inspired by Australians most distinctive characteristics. Look for the fragrance with a dark box that ‘captures the deep blackness of the night’s sky’ and ‘dramatic edges of the Banksia leaf’. You’ll find the Goldfield & Banks Australia range in several premium perfumeries around Australia and internationally, click here to see a comprehensive list of stockists.
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An artist whose creative roots began with creating street art as a youth, the works of Brian Donnelly are now famous under the alias, KAWS.
Best known for his vinyl toys and sculptures, the breadth of his work spans across worlds of art and design to include paintings, large-scale sculptures, street art, murals and graphic design. His work began to gain international acclaim as his pop-culture appropriated characters attracted that the adoration of crowds in China and Japan as he began creating his now signature, limited-edition toys in the late ’90s with Harajuku toy company Bounty Hunter.
Melbourne’s NGV will be showcasing his latest exhibition KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness beginning 20 September. In this collection of works the artist “reminds us we need one another and that life should be lived as compassionately as possible to combat this ‘Age of Loneliness’, in the face of fear and hatred”
Find out more or purchase tickets https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/kaws/
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Best known for his iconic painting ‘The Scream’, Norwegian artist Edvard Munch battled a series of mental and physical illnesses in his early and later life. His works explored complex and emotive themes including love, anxiety, jealousy and betrayal to great visual impact.
In the text ‘So Much Longing in So Little Space: The Art of Edvard Munch’, bestselling author Karl Ove Knausgaard sets out to understand the power and enduring influence of Edvard Munch’s work. Knausgaard deconstructs the many influences in the artists’ life as he examines the progression of Much’s work, including the artists physiological state, childhood, and circumstantial influences of the time. ‘So Much Longing in So Little Space: The Art of Edvard Munch’ for any art enthusiast.
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Alma Restaurant By bringing the flavours of South America to the contemporary Australian dining scene, Alma Restaurant in Geelong’s CBD, aims to ‘share laughter; share stories; and share great food & booze.’ With honest, quality produce largely sourced from local market gardens, Alma creates incredible dishes that will have your taste buds tingling. You’ll also be treated to a dazzling and enchanting atmosphere with interior styling completed by the talented Shonel Bryant from Nomad Styling. The space exudes style and sophistication, with eye-catching pieces from Sydney contempoary artist Jess Cochrane and distinct textures on the walls, down to intricate details such as menu design. A dining experience with Alma Restaurant is a delight for the scenes, and one you won’t forget! Find out more and see their full menu at www.almarestaurant.com.au.