Sunday, April 25, 2010

Club Review- Deville's Pad

Friday the 23rd of April saw the 2nd Anniversary of Deville's Pad, and I was lucky enough to attend with two of my close friends.

This kitsch club does not only offer brilliant and snappy service, but also a very friendly atmosphere. 

Decorated like hell out of some camp B-movie musical it absolutely sets the scene for an unforgettable evening. Great entertainment: bands, caged Gogo girls (who might I add are incredibly peppy),  Dance acts (Provided by the lovely girls of Sugar Blue Burlesque) and a disc jockey  playing groovy lost tunes from the 50’s 60’s and 70’s. (Thanks Elvi for the emphasis on AND...)
Upon arrival, we could tell the night was off to a great start. Greeted by the friendly door staff, we were ushered into to the black gates of decadence.

This being my first trip to Deville's Pad; everything fascinated me! From the beautiful red inferno-y decor, to the animatronic monsters at the door.

As we entered, I could see what all the fuss was about. The drinks were flowing, the music was pumping and everyone  well dressed.

At some point during the evening, we ran into our friend Frank, who as usual, was dressed to the nines. Ladies, here is a man that knows the meaning of style.

Suddenly! A Media Intrusion. Not only did the Official Deville's Pad photographer snap a few glamor shots of our little party, but so did Xpress Magazine along with Wire Mag. Keep an eye out for us!

The ladies of Sugar Blue Burlesque entertained us with amazing moves, and sultry numbers, and the Johnny Nandez Hammond Explosion, supplied us with live music to dance the night away to! 

If you're looking for a venue, with a brilliant atmosphere, a large selection of colorful tasty drinks, a broad menu of delicious food, and jaw-dropping entertainment and music, then Deville's Pad is the place to be.

Now, as a fully fledged member of Deville's Pad , I'll be sure to return to relive the experience, over and over again for years to come!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Perth Artist of the Week - Elvi ArtGod

Whether he be Fairytale Creature or The Icon of non-humanity, Elvi THE Art God has time-and-time again pushed the boundaries, breaking past all creative and artistic limitations to produce breath-taking works of Art.

Based in Perth, this Nationally and Internationally Renowned, Accomplished, Celebrated, Talented and Respected Artist; has many varying styles, ranging from dark and chaotic, to airy and wistful.

I was lucky enough conduct an interview with this Aussie Gem.
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Outré Gallery to open in Perth

Melbourne' based gallery, Outre', are setting up shop in Perth fairly soon! (I was in the Melbourne shop, just a few days ago.)
For those unfamiliar with Outre'. They are Australia's original alternative gallery dealing in contemporary international pop, lowbrow, pop surrealism and underground art.
It's going to be a great addition to the array of independent stores and galleries that line William Street. It's definitely worth a look.
Oh and did I mention gallery owner Gemma Jones, is an absolute doll? Oh and originaly from Fremantle as well!
Outré Gallery

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Farewell Victoria.

Pardon the plethora of posts, but I feel the need to document my departure from Melbourne.

Tonight was spent, soaking in the sights, sounds, and tastes on Saint Kilda.
I made my way down to Luna Park to see what all the fuss is about. And guess what? I went on the roller coaster, the ghost train and the 3D Fun House!

It was like reliving the day of Royal Shows and Theme Parks as a kid back in my home country.

After nearly crashing into a group of startled Chinese tourists (I was quite dizzy you see), I  gracefully stumbled my way down the board walk.

It was like all the other parts of Melbourne. Lined with nick-knack shops and restaurants, with the occasional clothing or designer boutique.

It reminded me a lot of Fremantle. But personally I love Fremantle best.

Yes, yes I know. I sound like a die-hard Perthian. And that I am! Fremantle has a beautiful relaxed atmosphere. It's filled with a rich tradition of Marina History as well as Architectural Delights. My personal favorite is the High Street Penthouses.

Oh and did I mention the lovely Independent Designer shops?

So. The more I think about it, the more I grow to love my home state.

After all, Home is where the Heart is.

Last day in Melbourne.

So last day in Melbourne.

I'm filled with a certain gladness because of the knowledge, that in less that 24 hours, I will touch down on the soft soils of WA.

I saw everything. From shops to restaurants, to historical buildings and museums, and a whole bunch of Indie shops, filled with the wears of local Melbourne designers, writers and artists.

People are usually taken aback by this society; Especially if you come from Perth. But I was filled with a sort of... Bemusement.

Why? Why do we hail this state as Culture and Art Central of Australia? We have so much here in WA and yet we downplay out role in the creation of Australian culture.

I can name quite a few Western Australians who have made a huge impact on the art world.

In the coming weeks, this blog will be updated with Interviews with WA Artists. Whether they be Visual, Textile, Musical or Literary.

Be sure to check back, offer up your ideas and create!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Jesus Loves Perth

 When people talk about Perth, a sleepy, small city comes to mind. Oh that and black swans.

This could not be further from the truth.

After being inspired by a trip interstate I have come to realize that Perth as a city, as amazing amount of potential in the way of Art, Culture, and Local Talent. That realization drove me to create this blog.

 To understand my way of thinking, you should first get an understanding of my background.

Visitors since April 2010