Lilly Pilly Arts: The nice-to-knows & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

June 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Melbourne Record Club - BYO Vinyl Sunday @ Low Key Bar, Northcote Over the years, I have had many conversations with both clientele and patrons and have noticed there are themes of similar questions and conversations that come up - so what better opportunity to cover all these and more in a new blog! A good place to start is what I do as Lilly Pi...
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When Lilly Pilly Meet Mango

April 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
On 23 December 2016, I was wondering around to find a potential watering hole. Not knowing too much about the area since my teens, I was very uncertain to how or where this night would end up. A few days earlier while doing my grocery shopping I noticed that there was a bar that seemed like it had a great vibe with lots of people chatting and drink...
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Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters: Swamp Blues of Melbourne

February 20, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters, Melbourne based swamp-blues/ folk sounds that will remind you of travels to the deep Southern lands of America and dusty hazes of India, even if you have never been on the road before. I have seen them play a couple of times and I can see in my mind the beautifully strung together lyrical journey in Jess' voice....
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A growing collaboration of skills: Ellway & Lilly Pilly

January 27, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Looking through all the photographs Len Weigh and I have worked on since 2010 to this present day and can see a growth in many ways through our collaborations. Similar to taking a selfie everyday for 100 days, you will see a change in appearance, attitude, location, etc. It is an interesting concept, like a visual diary of your progress and life,...
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A tourist in your own city

January 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
We all talk of our adventures to other cities & countries around the world, however, how many can you recall in your own city? It’s hard to think of how many adventures that have been or could be, we are so use to our surroundings like clock work that we don’t even think of adventure. We are not as in tune or as mindful of our surrounding so to sp...
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The Pages of Japan: The Land of The Rising Culture Part 3 (JOURNAL EXTRACTS)

August 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
“I said to explore, but to be truthful I haven’t figured that answer out yet.” DAY 8 (Continued) Me and Jario were talking about piercings at one point and this guy told us about the time he got his left ear pierced by his girlfriend at the time using an ice block, safety pin and a piece if apple. He got behind the bar and made his first pizza...
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The Pages of Japan: The Land of The Rising Culture Part 2 (JOURNAL EXTRACTS)

July 31, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
“…amazes me to think that you can learn so much about someone from talking with them, even for just a little bit.” In this post, I was originally going to start from where I left off in Part I (Japan: The Land of The Rising Culture). Even though there was a large cap in between the releasing of parts, I thought I would read over my journal (that...
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July 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
“Allow yourself to become distracted. It's the essence of my work.” Barry C. Douglas - Kim Salmon Live Born in Scotland and arriving to Australia at 8 years old, Barry C. Douglas is growing very quickly in popularity amongst the live music scene in Melbourne with his portrait and live photography. However, he documents the city’s progressing life...
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Lilly Pilly Arts Turns 6!!!

July 05, 2017  •  1 Comment
Up until about 3 nights ago, I had forgotten how long Lilly Pilly has been around, I was actually quite surprised. To be perfectly honest, I thought last year would been the last. The past year and a bit have been put off to try pursue a career within the finance industry. However, I have been coming back to my roots and trying to find the real cr...
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What has happened to Lilly Pilly?

July 24, 2016  •  1 Comment
I n the past 2 years, I have been asked “how’s the photography going?” by many people and previous clients. For a while my explanation was that I had become too busy with my full time day job to actually pick up clients. While that may be true, over time the explanation changed to wanting to concentrate on my main roots of art and creativity. Trut...
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Japan: The Land of The Rising Culture. Part I

December 03, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
It’s been well and truly over six months since I returned home from my ventures overseas to my first country other than home (Australia), and plenty of people have asked, “How was it?” Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, ramen, asahi & Mt. Fuji, was a good introduction to the soon growing addiction that they call ‘The Travel Bug’. People are friend...
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2014 - The Wooden Horse

December 06, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
2014 has proven to be quite a large year of growth, tough experiences, wild rollercoaster rides & shifts in the Universe. The Year of The Wooden Horse described as wild & best handled when decisions made with very little thought. It has been a tough year, not just for myself, but most that surround me. For the Lilly Pilly name, this year has bee...
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Quashani Bahd: The Real-Life Fairytale Of A Superwoman

February 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Quashani Bahd Singer/Songwriter/fashion designer/Photographer/Creative/Artist “ When I was growing up Mama had a fashion clothing house called Shashiko (Ndebele), origin Zimbabwe, which translates to ‘apron’, which is traditionally a leather apron worn by women.” Lilly Pilly first discovered Quashani Bahd on the crowded & full of life dance fl...
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2013 Upon Reflection

December 03, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
"By putting herself outside of the comfort zone with a state of mind to create something she never has, put less stress on her and helped her do what she aspires to do most, create something that is powerful yet beautiful! " Well, we have now come close to the end of what seems to be have been an amazing year for everyone! Lots of growth, inspirat...
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July 24, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
This past year has been an extreme growth spurt for Lilly Pilly Photography, as well as finding a new voice and directions heading towards where Lilly Pilly wants to end up in 5 – 10 years times. However, this growth spurt wasn’t done individually, but done with the help and support of so many people who have had a talk with Lilly Pilly, sent feedb...
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