Posted by: Debra Kolkka | August 16, 2014

Melbourne, art and beauty

Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, Australia, is a beautiful city, full of gorgeous parks, fountains, interesting buildings and public art.

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While in Melbourne I visited the Melbourne Art Fair held at the magnificent Royal Exhibition Centre.

I went to see the work of a friend, Michael Zavros. To quote art curator, Robert Leonard…” Zavros is an aesthete: he paints beautiful things beautifully.” He paints self portraits (he is very beautiful),  his beautiful children, high fashion, horses and other things in a photo-realistic way.

For this exhibition he collaborated with Rolls Royce to create a performance at the opening of the Art Fair with a Rolls Royce, twin models Zac and Jordan Stenmark, chocolate gold coins and flowers.

I missed the performance, but I was there the next day to see the car and the chocolate coins and the painting of 8 standard poodles arranged in the shape of the Rolls Royce.

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The Art Fair finishes Sunday 17th. If you can’t go, you should take a look at Michael’s website to find out more about his amazing work.

www.michaelzavros.com

 

 

 


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  1. Melbourne is beautiful , I can tell by looking at the pictures you posted.

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    • Melbourne is a beautiful city. Even in mid winter the parks look wonderful.

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  2. In Melbourne but missed the art fair, however was at the NGV today to see the Italian Masters exhibition which was most enjoyable – a great city

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    • The Art Fair is actually still on today. Melbourne is full of great things to do.

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  3. Melbourne is such a beautiful city! Your photos show it to perfection. And I love those poodles!

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    • I think Melbourne is Australia’s most European city, with its lovely old buildings and gardens.

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  4. très beau , merci

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  5. You’ve made Melbourne look quite fabulous. I must take a train ride into the city more often and become a tourist in my own state.

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    • Melbourne is a beautiful city. It is good to look at our own neighbourhood as a tourist sometimes.

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  6. Michael Zavros is a wonderful artist and constantly inspiring not only technically but with new narratives as well!
    Melbourne is a great place for creative coffee drinkers that’s for sure.

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    • Michael is a very talented artist. He is also delightful and charming, which never hurts.

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  7. Lovely photos with lovely perspectives – and magnolias! Isn’t the exhibition Centre gorgeous – I’ve never been there, but now I really want to see it.

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  8. Sometimes we take the beauty in our own backyard for granted – and my “backyard” is Melbourne.

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  9. I am glad you came to visit my beautiful Melbourne. I appreciated it everyday.

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  10. How gorgeous! So much to see-we just have to open our eyes 🙂

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  11. Wonderful Gallery of shots Debra.

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  12. The exhibition centre looks like a great asset for a city to have. 😉

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  13. A beautiful city … and the park photos are wonderful!

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