For Australian Aboriginals, the first inhabitants and artists of this land, the concept of time is a descriptive point of view with no beginning, middle or end.  Time instead is continuous state of being following a non-linear trajectory.    This photo essay narrates my thesis research trip to Australia, paying homage to dynamic, evasive concepts of time.   
       
     
Yarra River, Melbourne
       
     
 Art decorates the city and can be found in public parks, on buildings, streets in restaurants...
       
     
Grace Darling Hotel
       
     
Cookie
       
     
 Architecture of Federation Square
       
     
 Alleys such as Degraves Street, Flinders Lane and Cocker Alley are covered with street art.
       
     
Mel GRaf Girl.jpg
       
     
Mel Graf Alley.jpg
       
     
 Street Art is a widely practiced form of expression.
       
     
Mel GRaf Woman.jpg
       
     
Mel Graf Skulls.jpg
       
     
 Once a year the neighborhood of Fitzroy hosts the Gertrude Street Projection Festival.  One of the most notable attractions is the neighborhood's largest building encased in projected design. 
       
     
 Remember the river running through the city in the first picture of this photo essay?  This is where it begins, in the Yarra Ranges National Park.  This is also Melbourne's water source.
       
     
 Yarra Ranges National Park
       
     
 Yarra Ranges National Park
       
     
 Yarra Ranges National Park
       
     
 Beautiful sunset heading back to Melbourne from Yarra Ranges National Park.
       
     
 The lovely girls I stayed with in Melbourne.
       
     
 On my last day in Australia I visited the Melbourne Museum. Here I discovered a new research direction for future curatorial projects. I continue to explore the idea of sharing indigenous populations' connection to water narrated through the context of art to inspire emotional connection among urbanized populations.  This may just create the cultural and perspective shift needed to live a bit more sustainability.  
       
     
Das T-Shirt Automat
       
     
University of Melbourne
       
     
Melbourne Museum
       
     
 Beautiful canoe made by the people of New Guinea at the Melbourne Museum...
       
     
Basic Colour, Wang Gongix
       
     
 Contemporary Maori art.
       
     
Lee Bul, Untitled
       
     
 VNPA headquarters are housed in this almost completely off the grid building.  
       
     
Gun'yu; Garak by Gulumbu Yunupingu
       
     
 Close Up of Gulumbu Yunupingu
       
     
 Contemporary Aborigine art.
       
     
 Contemporary Aborigine art.
       
     
 For Australian Aboriginals, the first inhabitants and artists of this land, the concept of time is a descriptive point of view with no beginning, middle or end.  Time instead is continuous state of being following a non-linear trajectory.    This photo essay narrates my thesis research trip to Australia, paying homage to dynamic, evasive concepts of time.   
       
     

For Australian Aboriginals, the first inhabitants and artists of this land, the concept of time is a descriptive point of view with no beginning, middle or end.  Time instead is continuous state of being following a non-linear trajectory.  

This photo essay narrates my thesis research trip to Australia, paying homage to dynamic, evasive concepts of time.

 

Yarra River, Melbourne
       
     
Yarra River, Melbourne

The Yarra River runs through Melbourne's center.

 Art decorates the city and can be found in public parks, on buildings, streets in restaurants...
       
     

Art decorates the city and can be found in public parks, on buildings, streets in restaurants...

Grace Darling Hotel
       
     
Grace Darling Hotel

Melbourne has a vibrant bar and restaurant culture.

Cookie
       
     
Cookie

All decorated with graphic, funky art.

 Architecture of Federation Square
       
     

Architecture of Federation Square

 Alleys such as Degraves Street, Flinders Lane and Cocker Alley are covered with street art.
       
     

Alleys such as Degraves Street, Flinders Lane and Cocker Alley are covered with street art.

Mel GRaf Girl.jpg
       
     
Mel Graf Alley.jpg
       
     
 Street Art is a widely practiced form of expression.
       
     

Street Art is a widely practiced form of expression.

Mel GRaf Woman.jpg
       
     
Mel Graf Skulls.jpg
       
     
 Once a year the neighborhood of Fitzroy hosts the Gertrude Street Projection Festival.  One of the most notable attractions is the neighborhood's largest building encased in projected design. 
       
     

Once a year the neighborhood of Fitzroy hosts the Gertrude Street Projection Festival.  One of the most notable attractions is the neighborhood's largest building encased in projected design. 

 Remember the river running through the city in the first picture of this photo essay?  This is where it begins, in the Yarra Ranges National Park.  This is also Melbourne's water source.
       
     

Remember the river running through the city in the first picture of this photo essay?  This is where it begins, in the Yarra Ranges National Park.  This is also Melbourne's water source.

 Yarra Ranges National Park
       
     

Yarra Ranges National Park

 Yarra Ranges National Park
       
     

Yarra Ranges National Park

 Yarra Ranges National Park
       
     

Yarra Ranges National Park

 Beautiful sunset heading back to Melbourne from Yarra Ranges National Park.
       
     

Beautiful sunset heading back to Melbourne from Yarra Ranges National Park.

 The lovely girls I stayed with in Melbourne.
       
     

The lovely girls I stayed with in Melbourne.

 On my last day in Australia I visited the Melbourne Museum. Here I discovered a new research direction for future curatorial projects. I continue to explore the idea of sharing indigenous populations' connection to water narrated through the context of art to inspire emotional connection among urbanized populations.  This may just create the cultural and perspective shift needed to live a bit more sustainability.  
       
     

On my last day in Australia I visited the Melbourne Museum. Here I discovered a new research direction for future curatorial projects. I continue to explore the idea of sharing indigenous populations' connection to water narrated through the context of art to inspire emotional connection among urbanized populations.

This may just create the cultural and perspective shift needed to live a bit more sustainability.  

Das T-Shirt Automat
       
     
Das T-Shirt Automat

Stores are innovative and engage consumers by providing services enabling expression of their creativity.
This spot specializes in one-off and short run custom prints at great speed...and confusingly they also make custom vinyl records!

University of Melbourne
       
     
University of Melbourne

Dean Merlino, who visited CP last fall, invited me to be a guest contributor for his Community Art Master's class final presentations.

Melbourne Museum
       
     
Melbourne Museum

This fantastic museum has a little science, history and anthropology all mixed in!  Most exhibitions are free including the newly renovated Aboriginal Australian wing. 

 Beautiful canoe made by the people of New Guinea at the Melbourne Museum...
       
     

Beautiful canoe made by the people of New Guinea at the Melbourne Museum...

Basic Colour, Wang Gongix
       
     
Basic Colour, Wang Gongix

Melbourne's more traditional art museum, National Gallery of Victoria, houses both contemporary and historical work.
"Here a series of five vertical projections that in their orientation call to mind traditional Chinese scrolls.  Each of the channels feature tightly framed close-ups of the human body.  The undulating curves and creases of each form are suggestive of landscapes, an effect enhanced by accumulation of brightly colored pigment that gently shower on the bodies..."

 Contemporary Maori art.
       
     

Contemporary Maori art.

Lee Bul, Untitled
       
     
Lee Bul, Untitled
 VNPA headquarters are housed in this almost completely off the grid building.  
       
     

VNPA headquarters are housed in this almost completely off the grid building.  

Gun'yu; Garak by Gulumbu Yunupingu
       
     
Gun'yu; Garak by Gulumbu Yunupingu

Contemporary Aborigine paintings on bark.

 Close Up of Gulumbu Yunupingu
       
     

Close Up of Gulumbu Yunupingu

 Contemporary Aborigine art.
       
     

Contemporary Aborigine art.

 Contemporary Aborigine art.
       
     

Contemporary Aborigine art.