Category: Australia


Sep
02
2009
The Lucksmiths – Swan Song Richard Pendavingh 02.09.09

After 16 years Melbourne band The Lucksmiths have parted company. Their last few shows were at the corner hotel where they went back over 11 albums and picked out the crowd favourites. The Lucksmiths never get a lot of airplay but they had a great great number of nostalgic little songs about Melbourne celebrating domesticity and relationships.

Aug
22
2009
Save VCA Rally (Pt. 2) Richard Pendavingh 22.08.09

More shots from the VCA rally through Melbourne yesterday. I don't think the stills really do justice the theatrics of the students so I'll upload some video over the next couple of days as well. Geoffrey Rush gave a wonderfully impassioned speech about the importance of arts education and practical acting training before the rally started and you can see the first half of it here.

Aug
22
2009
Save VCA Rally (pt. 1) Richard Pendavingh 22.08.09

Students from Victorian College of the Arts staged a rally in Melbourne yesterday to protest the proposed changes to curriculum and cutbacks on teaching staff and courses.

Jul
23
2009
City of Melbourne Logo Richard Pendavingh 23.07.09

The City of Melbourne has unveiled its new corporate identity this week. Designed by Landor, one of the largest marketing and design agencies in the world, the new identity is designed to be "synonymous with the modern, vibrant, cool city Melbourne is today and will continue to be in the future" according to our current Lord Mayor, Robert Doyle. The new logo definitely ticks the 'cool' and 'modern' boxes but it doesn't reflect the history of the city and says very little about the lifestyle of its residents.