A few decades ago, I flew up to Darwin with a couple of mates to do a trip around the Top End with another mate who lived up there. For reasons which will become obvious, I christened him Fitzcarraldo, in homage to the Klaus Kinski character in the eponymous 1982 movie. As we drove into […]

The Age of Aquarius

I was fortunate enough to be of an age to enjoy that extraordinary period of human history, the 1960s and 1970s. I recall those years as “the halcyon days”, (as one tends to recall one’s teens and twenties), but in fact it was not a period of calm or security at all. The Vietnam war […]

Butt Naked Salon

  We went last night to an event called “Butt Naked Salon”, described in the programme as “An outrageous evocation of a Belle Époque art salon” at the Yellow House restaurant and art space in Potts Point. It was certainly great fun, and the music, performed by the Australian Art Quartet, magnificent. We were privileged, […]