Sydney’s Treasure Trove

Many years ago, after I had returned from  French Indo-China trip and had watched a game of polo in Bowral, in the Southern Highland, for the  first time, I stepped into the world of NSW Art Gallery.…

A Moment in Ha’rt Gallery

It was Friday afternoon. Mosman cafes were crowded with patrons sitting under the warm Aussie sun on a cold winter’s day and enjoying hot chocolate.  I was lucky to park and get out of my…

Winner: Ocean’s Embrace

I’d almost never been more than knee deep in the ocean.     I met her thirty years ago. The sky blushed pink at our first encounter and her waves shyly lapped at my feet.…

Runner Up: Once Upon An Uber

I’d thought the advert was a hoax at first. It had been at the bottom of the jobs section in the newspaper – ‘Driver wanted – must believe in fairies.’   Still, I went for…

Shortlisted Entry: Back by Dusk

Crack. Mara turned in her place, heart slamming against her chest. She could see nothing beyond the darkness of the forest.   “Who’s there?!” She cried weakly, but no response followed. She cursed herself coming…

Shortlisted Entry: Stardust

Choosing between homework and helping my Mother clean the ten thousand square feet compound interlinks for her luxury of time pass (because my Mom refused to let the maids do it) wasn’t even much of…

Design Days Dubai 2017

If you happen to hear, the buzz around town is that March is the season for Dubai’s art and design. There are many events running, all of them open for the public and collectors alike,…

The Mental State of Art

On 24th February, 2017, Chinese photographer and poet, Ren Hang took his life by jumping out off the 28th floor of a building. The New York Times obituary spoke of his cyclical depression and  his…