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Night of The Iguana

This photo is part of The Night of The Iguana exhibition which opens at The Newsagency Gallery, Sydney, on Friday night. The exhibition is a homage to Iggy Pop, so called Godfather of punk, and was organised by Julien Poulson of The Cambodian Space Project....

Let Them Eat Cake Party

  A lovely day at Maitland Regional Museum, at Brough House, for their Let Them Eat Cake Party. Thanks to Professor Philip Dwyer, Director of the University of Newcastle's Centre for the History of Violence, for his speech about Maitland's Napoleonic connections....

Let Them Eat Cake Stall

On the eve of Bastille Day celebrations, it seems appropriate to announce that Marie Antoinette will be hosting a 'Let Them Eat Cake' stall to fundraise for Maitland Regional Museum this Sunday 16th July. The event kicks off at 2pm at Brough House, next door to Pender...

Marie Antoinette’s fantastic paper wig

The wonderful artist Denise Duffy has very kindly made Marie Antoinette a paper wig. I've been so struck by its sculptural quality, and tactility, that I'm hoping to include it in an art exhibition. The My Year as a Fairy Tale exhibition is being curated by Lizz...

Steamfest

A very excited Marie Antoinette, as today, Saturday 8th April, I will be flouncing around the streets of Maitland wearing a train-hat. Yes, it's the Steamfest weekend, Maitland's celebration of all things train! For the last few days the sounds of locomotives calling...

Sunday afternoon at The Palm Court Tea Salon

A lovely Sunday afternoon was recently spent at The Palm Court Tea Salon. About twenty artists from The Drawing Room, Newcastle, drew and painted Marie Antoinette in the grounds and interior of Mansfield House. Tea was served on the lawn, rolled into position on...

Creative Team

One of the lovely things about My Year as a Fairy Tale is getting to work with creative people across the Hunter Valley region. Here's a recent pic of some members of the creative team at the recently renovated Palm Court Tea Salon. From left to right, we have Vic...

Fall in love with the dishes…

Blast away the dishwashing blues with this elegant My Year as a Fairy Tale tea towel! Designed by artist Caelli Jo Brooker, this tea towel looks like it should be on the cover of Vogue, and will bring joy to even the most recalcitrant pot. Available from our Pozible...

My SteamFest Hat

I'm very excited that SteamFest- a celebration of all things train- is coming up in Maitland on the 8/9th April! Apparently, Marie Antoinette used to gad about in a hat with a sailing ship on top of it (the design celebrated an American victory against the British...

MooGoo to the rescue!

A few years ago, I was feeling rather bored on a Jetstar flight, and so I started flicking through their inflight magazine. There was this great story about a dairy farmer who had been making special creams for his cows' udders, and then discovered that a family...

Shine!

A big thank you to the lovely Daya Madden, of East Maitland's Shine Wellbeing, for donating a year's free community yoga to sustain me during My Year as a Fairy Tale ­čÖé

Our new logo

We're super lucky to have the very talented Caelli Jo Brooker on the My Year as a Fairy Tale creative team. Caelli donated one of her original works to our Pozible campaign, but it's already been snapped up. She's just sent through a page of lovely logo designs, and...

Dress Like a Woman

Dear Mr Trump, I thought I'd take your advice and #DressLikeAWoman and then go about my everyday life in Maitland, Australia. Thank you to Jessica Coughlan for filming this! [wpvideo ofgECwUI]