The gymnasium is closed until next Monday whilst they install new equipment, so this morning I went for a swim, the first I've had since Summer and that seems like a long time ago, because I'm absolutely sure that Melbourne has been mostly cold for the past seven months. Afterwards I had a coffee with long time friend Steve Middleton and then went into the city to meet up with Leonie. As luck had it Peter Murphy, photographer, teacher of English and collaborator (at the moment) with Lloyd Jones on one of Lloyd's amazing, strange and wonderful performance pieces to be showcased at, where else but LaMama, happened by Signature cafe where we were sitting, so the three of us sat together and had a long talk about, well, just about everything. Here's a link to information about the LaMama performance that Peter is involved in.
Peter Murphy and Leonie Osowski. Photo: Julie Clarke (c) 2016
Afterwhich, Leonie and I went off to see Wild Colonial Boys an exhibition about notorious bushrangers, including Ned Kelly at Old Treasury Building, Spring Street, Melbourne. The exhibition was interesting but I loved the room in the building which housed polished timber furniture and deep, leather chairs used by the Governor.