Hokey Pokey. A befitting name for what might be called, a Retro Emporium – found in Ballarat Rd, Footscray. Stocked with gems and oddities of times past, Hokey is in the huge former Kinnears Ropeworks building, also with other odds and ends of retail most notably ‘Spare Change’.
I was lucky to meet the lovely Danni (pictured above) who, with her partner Simon, recently set up the shop here in Melbourne’s West. They’re currently still living in Northcote but I haven’t held that against them because super nice people.
Danni was saying she had her first sale today (as in item sold) which was surprising given the great stuff there. ‘We used to have stalls at Vintage markets’ says Danni – but they had accumulated so much stuff to sell, the space that the site affords has them set up as a solo gig – for the moment. Danni says that she is looking at forming alliances with others to sell their complimentary wares in the space too which I think would be great.
Bring cash to Hokey Pokey (at the Ballarat Rd / Droop St intersection) during either of these windows:
Tues - Wed: 10 to 6
Thurs - Fri: 10 to 7
Sat - Sun: 10 to 5.30
Marina Abramovic meets Ulay
“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s,
performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship
had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China,
each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle
and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective
Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show,
a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her.
Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”
Ty Cuong and Frances 2007
Ty Cuong 2007
I really enjoyed shooting the ‘Leadership in the Public Sector Awards’ at Parliament House last Monday. This job was for for the IPAA who are a great client. It was also the first time I had been inside State Parliament – where I also got the chance for some ‘selfies' with past Victorian Premiers ;)
Simon in Anglesea.
This dude helped me get through Honours. A great friend.
NO QUALITY THERE IS NO TOMORROW
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