Author Archives: Natalie Thomas

August 31

Addicted to Fashion: The House of Dior at the NGV

‘Women, with their intuitive instinct, understood that I dreamed not only of making them more beautiful, but happier too.’    Christian Dior By God, men have a tendency toward getting rich and speaking shit. Being more beautiful will not increase women’s happiness. Equality will. Dior at the NGV isn’t the first time the NGV have helped […]

August 21

Unpacking Gerty’s Move

Gertrude Contemporary is an up-to-the-minute arts institution, combining exhibition space with an art studio complex. Gertrude Contemporary is part factory/part showroom and they’ve just relocated from the street of their name, to some place out in the sticks that nobody has ever heard of. There is an old-person-gambling-den situated right across the road, offering new […]

July 06

A Weekend in Sydney: Class and Culture Wars

    ‘Economics are the method but the object is to change the heart and soul.’ Margaret Thatcher  Everyone loves a weekend in Sydney. It’s always good. Not as good as it used to be, but hey, it’s not Sydney’s fault it’s been transitioned into a nanny state. Getting a drink after 1.30am is now […]

May 17

The End of Time. The Beginning of Time

After 32 action packed years, that launched the careers of more art stars into the cultural stratosphere than the Apollo Space program, Gertrude Contemporary is on the move. Gerty will join Melbourne’s burgeoning and vibrant inner north where vibrant live music venues like the Northcote Social Club, the Croxton, Tago Mago and Open Studio are […]

April 13

Bursting Bill’s Bubble: The Plebs vs. The Poseurs

Curating art is a profession of exclusion rather than one of inclusion. Not that curating is a competition. No. No wait, it is. Show us ya curatorial umbrella. Not that there’s too many artists (there can never be enough artists, peaches of hope and optimism that we are) sprinkling the fairy dust of hipster gentrification […]

March 08

Happy International Wonder Women’s Day

In October 2016, the United Nations appointed Wonder Woman Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls (even the ones without Netflix and an internet connection). In unreal times, unreal comical decisions are the best thing desperate men can think up to ‘Save the Day’ on planet Earth.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLG0TkuKM64 2.15mins Lynda Carter (slurring her […]

February 23

Doorbitch: Dancing ‘round the power of music

Musicians are the creatives that float my boat in the field of sexual intercourse. I confess to having investigated the bodies of more musos than you can shake a drumstick at. It’s rude to gloat about quantity, but I sure was busy mis-spending my youth. Music playing along before/during/after all that mis-spending. Good sex and […]