Quirky Sculptures @ The Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park, Mornington Peninsula

Enjoy good food, wine, art and the outdoors all in one at the Pt Leo Estate on the Mornington Peninsula, home to not one but two award-winning restaurants, a winery and cellar door, as well as 60 sculptures spread across 135 hectares of land. The sculpture park was one of our last stops to the area, and being located close to the edge of the … Continue reading Quirky Sculptures @ The Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park, Mornington Peninsula

Melbourne’s Best Kept Secret: The Lyon Housemuseum in Kew

Melbourne is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene – and while art galleries and museums abound within the city, the quiet suburban neighbourhood of Kew houses one unlike any other. Enter the Lyonhouse Museum at 219 Cotham Road. Part museum, part home, it is where the owners, the Lyons, display their extensive collection of contemporary Australian artwork – the largest in Australia. It … Continue reading Melbourne’s Best Kept Secret: The Lyon Housemuseum in Kew

Visiting The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

As Australia’s hub for culture and the arts, it is only fitting that the city of Melbourne is also home to the country’s oldest, largest and most visited art museum – the National Gallery of Victoria. Located on St Kilda Road in the Southbank neighbourhood, the gallery was founded in the 1860s, and today welcomes over 5 million visitors a year. You’d probably have to … Continue reading Visiting The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Economics 101 – Visiting The Bank Negara Money Museum & Art Gallery, KL

For most people, the mention of ‘economics’ conjures up images of financial analysts in crisp business suits, jargon-filled reports and complex mathematical stuff no layman can understand. Or maybe it’s just me, lol.  If you really think about it though, economics is pervasive in our everyday lives – you just don’t think about it that much. You draw a pay for your work = economics. You … Continue reading Economics 101 – Visiting The Bank Negara Money Museum & Art Gallery, KL

Exploring The Zhongshan Building, Kuala Lumpur

I’ve been meaning to go to the Zhongshan Building in Kampung Attap, Kuala Lumpur ever since I read about it in one of our magazines, but was too shy to do it alone lol. The chance finally came when the Boy came to visit, so we went there over the weekend to check out what the independent creative and research hub had to offer. Run by … Continue reading Exploring The Zhongshan Building, Kuala Lumpur

Travelogue Manila: Artsy Treasures @ Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo Rizal

Filipinos are an artsy bunch. There’s a lot of pride in the local arts scene, and tremendous effort has been put into preserving the country’s artistic, historical and cultural treasures. The first time I visited the National Art Gallery in Manila, I was blown away by the quality and craftsmanship of Filipino artwork through the ages. I was expecting the same at the Pinto Art … Continue reading Travelogue Manila: Artsy Treasures @ Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo Rizal

National Art Gallery, Manila

If I were to sum up my visit to the Philippine National Art Gallery in Rizal Park, it would be impressive. Spanning across two floors, it was used as the Old Legislative Building from the 1920s – 1970s, before it was converted into a museum. It currently houses hundreds of works by Filipino artists through the ages. There is a big difference between Filipino and Malaysian … Continue reading National Art Gallery, Manila

Inspiration II – Art Exhibition @ The Refinery, Sentul

For a small country, Malaysia has tonnes of artistic talent – talent that is not always given deserving exposure. It would be great to raise awareness outside of the tightly-knit art community and more among the general public on their works, which is why I enjoy going to art exhibition assignments I recently attended one that is currently being held at The Refinery Art Gallery, … Continue reading Inspiration II – Art Exhibition @ The Refinery, Sentul