At last, and finally, I just finished my painting for this year's Archibald Prize last week. Nail Aykan is my subject for my second entry. He just retired from the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) 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, getting opposing views to a table with government or law enforcement and offering genuine friendship with the wider community. 
This is my second attempt, my first being a portrait ...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 |