Books, Art, & Visual Culture


Writing and design by Melissa Hill, graphic designer.

One of my favourite things...

The balcony 2_Brett Whiteley.jpg

Whenever I find myself visiting the Art Gallery of NSW, I always take the opportunity to drop in on what is my favourite painting in their permanent collection. Just to stand in front of it and soak up its blue serenity for a few minutes feels calming and energising at the same time.

I think it’s lovely to repeat visit pieces of art, to get to know them a little better each time. It’s like dropping in and chatting with a friend.

You probably know this painting, but in case you don’t , it’s Brett Whiteley’s “The Balcony 2”. Next time you’re near the Art Gallery of NSW, drop in and say hi. At the moment it lives right outside the bookshop.