MIFF, BIFF, Tex, Tim, MWF, MFW, NGV & More!

by Thea Basiliou August 10, 2017

Hi Everyone!

Sorry that it's been a little while. Where did that month go? Where did that two years go?! I can't believe that it has been 2 years since I came to Melbourne to do the Pop-Up store for a month and ended up staying forever.

So this is my third Melbourne International Film Festival and have I have thrown myself in to it with even more enthusiasm and a bigger list of films.

I was very surprised and happy to hear that the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) has made a come back after being axed a few years ago. Whyyyyyyy we cried? A city should have an international film festival.

It's not only the exhilaration of seeing the films, it's the chats in the queue, the festival buzz, the camaraderie.

After hours of research, these are my picks. They might not all be good (I've only seen 8 so far (my ratings noted) and they might not be you...so would love to hear about what you're seeing also and your thoughts.


dries van noten




cate blanchett manifesto

Cate Blanchett in Manifesto


Golden Exits 4.5 Stars
Good Time 4.5 Stars
Faces Places 3 Stars
Machines 3.5 Stars
Manifesto 4.5 Stars
To see the full programme for MIFF go here or for BIFF go here.
tim rogers detours   Vs. tex perkins
It must be that time of life for our Australian rock legends.
Tim Rogers recently released his autobiography titled Detours.
If you are in Melbourne, Readings are hosting a launch evening with Tim in conversation with rock journalist Michael Dwyer on Tuesday the 29th of August. Details here.
Tex Perkins has also released his own writings, simply called Tex.
Tex is speaking and performing at the Melbourne Writer's Festival on Friday September the 1st and details are available here.
kirsty budge daine singer
Kirsty Budge showing at Daine Singer
stella corkery at tcb art inc
Stella Corkery showing at TCB Art Inc
AS ALWAYS, there are loads of amazing art exhibitions on here at the moment.
Here are some of my favourites that are on right now:
Kate Tucker, Olga Bennett and Rosslynd Piggott at BUS PROJECTS
Anna Varendorff and Simon Gardam at FORT DELTA
Oscar F Perry and Ben Sexton at THE HONEYMOON SUITE
Lucina Lane at NEON PARC Bourke Street
Call of the Avant-Garde (including Diena Georgetti) at HEIDE
Kirsty Budge at Daine Singer
Stella Corkery at TCB Art Inc
The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture
house of dior ngv
If you're not in Melbourne, this would be a fun show to come visit for. I'm heading to the member's preview opening on the 27th of August so will be 
sure to post some photos. 
You can book tickets here and don't forget to explore the NGV Friday Nights programme which includes Shonen Knife in September.
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week
Melbourne Fashion Week starts on September the 1st to launch the Spring Summer Collections. This year, the week features a great, free live music programme including Habits, Sweet Whirl and Holy Balm!
I am particularly looking forward to seeing the RMIT Student Runway, the Collective Student Runway and the Garage Runway Group Show featuring Arnsdorf, Verner, Dress Up, Kloke, Lois Hazel and Kalaurie.
Thea X

Thea Basiliou
Thea Basiliou