In August 2017, I embarked on an art pilgrimage with my mother to the 57th Venice Biennale. As the successful owner of Melbourne’s Arc One contemporary art gallery for 20 years, she has always been my inspiration, explaining all the artists and their work to me, I feel so lucky!

We immersed ourselves in a month-long art extravaganza, renting an apartment to fully experience the spectacular world of art.

Our minds were blown by the incredible exhibits, with standout moments that still resonate today. I was particularly captivated by Tracey Moffat’s “My Horizon” at The Australian Pavilion and Damien Hurst’s extraordinary shipwreck fantasy, “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable.” 

This unforgettable trip will remain a source of inspiration and connection for us both, forever.