Heide Park and Art Gallery

Heide Park and Art Gallery

The Heide Park and Art Gallery on the outskirts of Melbourne is a delightful combination of art gallery, garden, and historical museum. It was once the residence of John and Sunday Reed who lived an idyllic life creating art and hosting salons. The gallery displays work of contemporary artists, all Australians by birth or transplant […]

Family Travel in Australia

Family Travel in Australia

Traveling with children? Australia is the perfect destination! From weird and wonderful animals to exciting sports events … excellent beaches to rainforest adventures … pie floaters to “hamburgers with the lot” … you just can’t beat Australia for a fun-filled family vacation. I know, because I’m an American who lived and worked in Australia for […]

William Ricketts Sanctuary

William Ricketts Sanctuary

This place is definitely worth a trip; I have never seen anything like it! On a weekend drive to the Dandenongs we discovered the William Ricketts Sanctuary, a truly incredible park full of tall eucalypts (plural of “eucalyptus”) and tree ferns, and with sculptures around every bend in the pathway. The park was created by […]

Kakadu

Kakadu

Kakadu National Park, about 140 miles east of Darwin in the Northern Territory, is a The park is composed of tidal flats, estuaries, lagoons, mangrove swamps, and grasslands.The park is an excellent place to view wildlife, as well as rock art believed to be at least 20,000 years old, and perhaps the world’s oldest surviving […]

Aboriginal Art

Aboriginal Art

I love this painting by Aboriginal artist Clem Abbott. Example of “x-ray” style of art most commonly seen at the top end. This one is “Ngarrbek” (Echidna) by Samuel Namundja. “Dot” style paintings done by Aboriginal artists near Alice Springs. This one is “Goanna Dreaming” by Malcolm Jagamarra Maloney. This one was painted by George […]