As I get older I have a greater appreciation for art and particularly art that is accessible to all. The recent popularity of the wall art festival in Benalla, and the aboriginal wall art mural in Shepparton made me reflect on how people connect with art.
This piece of street art on the corner of Fryers and Wyndham st, Shepparton is one such piece that captures the imagination and inner child in all. Who doesn’t remember the nursery rhyme ‘and the cow jumped over the moon’.
Well done Shepparton- making art accessible to adults and children alike.
It’s street art time in Benalla, but I had heard that 45 minutes down the road, Shepparton was beginning to celebrate its Indigenous history and had recently unveiled a new wall art portrait of two of the most significant Aboriginal men to come from the area. I hit the road to check it out……. Continue reading
Greater Shepparton is one of the most diverse multicultural communities in Australia and last night held the Converge on the Goulburn festival to celebrate the diversity of cultures in Shepparton. I went along to check it out. Continue reading
There is something to be said for living away from the hustle and bustle of the city. No crowds, the only noise being that of birds and wildlife and the ability to see to the horizon.
Big skies allow for the enjoyment of the show Mother Nature puts on regularly. Last night she dazzled with a magical sunset that I need to share. I’m lucky to live where I live and experience the wonders of nature and the changing seasons.
I hope you have the chance to get out and enjoy all that nature offers. Its a wonderful world we live in.
It has been an uncharacteristic hot and humid few days after Christmas in Northern Victoria. Whilst there has been some flash flooding in Melbourne and rain on Uluru in Central Australia, I snapped this photo on my way home of storms passing nearby.
Nestled in the foothills of the Strathbogie Ranges, is the small town of Euroa. There are many larger towns in the Commonwealth, but none has produced as many Victoria Cross (VC) recipients as this small town. Continue reading
I love this time of year in rural Victoria. After a wet winter the crops are looking good, like this crop of Canola I spotted outside of Shepparton. The colour puts a spring in your step and is a reminder that winter is behind us and warmer days are ahead. Here’s hoping our farmers have a bumper season wherever they are in Australia.
When you get the chance, remember to support our Aussie farmers by buying Australian made and grown produce, go to a local farmers market or purchase direct from the farm gate.