The Ian Potter Gallery at the University of Melbourne is displaying Syria - Ancient History Modern Conflict until the end of August. I took a look because (no surprise at all) I'm fascinated by old things. But also because of a sense of a need to bear witness to archaeological and preservation work that can … Continue reading Review: Syria – Ancient History Modern Conflict
Nightswimming deserves a quiet night. I made a decision when I was sick some months ago. Simple as sending an email when I couldn't sleep to change, put things in reverse. And learn. Now in my second term, the water seems more welcoming. Still. It's so much clearer. Each evening I leave my stuff at the water's … Continue reading Nightswimming (classes)
The National Gallery of Victoria is currently exhibiting more than 150 works of art (prints, books, manga, cloth items etc) by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Even if you haven't heard of him, you may know one of his pictures, because it is now one of the most famous and reproduced scenes in the world: … Continue reading Review: Dreamland Japan
It's been a momentous couple of weeks in Doctor Who news. The announcement of the 13th Doctor kept me smiling all the way to work (or at least until I began to read responses), while the preview for the Christmas episode looks like it could be pleasing (or infuriating) to old school fans and newer … Continue reading Doctor Who: Suspension of relief?
Spoilers ok? The sky is still blue And so it has come to pass The Doctor Falls and our perception filters have been lifted and we can see the great event happen on the horizon, and like anything in a black hole, we are crushed, and perhaps, made anew. And, because time dilation means The … Continue reading Doctor Who: Falling