Nail Aykan is my subject for my second entry into Australia's Archibald Prize 2019, as I painted the lovely John Hyde MP back in 2010.
Nail just stepped back from the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) in Dec 2018 after seven years as their Executive Officer and remains the most well known, respected and relatable Muslim leader in Australia when it comes to listening and explaining the experiences of the Muslim community. He remains actively involved in every aspect of bridging Muslim and Non Muslim relationships in Australia.
I've known Nail for four years now and worked for him for ...Read more>

9 March 2019 |

If you remain unmoved by the first half and havent laughed by the second half - you're offically dead. Making music is a second-rate description for this wonderful performance.
Jaroussky, Lemieux - concert in Baden Baden - encores
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1 November 2018 |

A wonderful new anthology I'm proud to be part of and, honestly, it's so readable and a breath of fresh air in terms of understanding the hidden cultural diversity in LGBT communities worldwide not just Australia. Living and Loving in Diversity has been nominated for a LAMBDA Literary Award in the US under anthologes too, a testament to our wonderful editor Maria Pallotta Chiarolli.
It speaks for me, each chapter, about racism in the homogenous LGBT community but also turning our lives around by using that to become happier people writing ...Read more>

30 September 2018 |