Devout Irreverence

In early 2015, I joined a long, serpentine queue to view The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.
Gaultier’s show at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria broke all previous attendance records (around 226,000 in its last days).READ MORE

Oh, Yoko

Yoko Ono turned 80 this year, but you wouldn’t know it. She’s a little stiff in the joints, and who knows what lies behind those dark sunglasses she wears, but Yoko Ono is as sprightly and unpredictable as ever. READ MORE

Ways of seeing

What’s older – using words or reading pictures? It’s the latter, of course, as advertisers well know. Our visual circuitry is old, really old. Neuroscience has now filled in the gaps that Madmen have intuitively exploited. READ MORE

Moments of M

Using different words in place of our habitual corporate jargon can sometimes trick us into abandoning the knots that bind us to the same old thinking. READ MORE

A bias against the quirky

Madmen’s Don Draper, the enigmatic creative director at fictional Madison Avenue agency Sterling Cooper, is an appealingly unorthodox character. READ MORE

Hidden treasure

Marion Milner had always wanted to be an artist. But the biologist, and later psychoanalyst, became frustrated with the conventional drawing techniques she had learned. So she began to experiment READ MORE