Australian contemporary artist, Jonny Niesche’s work is held in a number of private and public collections, including the Museum of New and Old Art in Hobart, the National Gallery of Victoria and now, at Next Hotel Melbourne. Discover more on his style in the first
Sweeping gracefully upwards from the city, the Eastern rise of Collins Street has long been romanticised as Melbourne’s “Paris End". With grand 19th Century buildings, theatres and high-end boutiques, it exudes boulevard chic – a fitting home for Melbourne’s most dynamic new precinct 80 Collins
For most, it’s the green jade-like stone that first catches the eye, subtle underfoot as you step inward from the bustle of Little Collins Street in Melbourne CBD and into the cocoon of the concierge welcome. Sleek, smooth and surprising in its hue, the striking
“I wanted to learn [to make] Peking duck over Covid,” says Li. “And I [did], after 80-something ducks.” The dry-aged iteration here isn’t traditional, though; it’s glazed with Campari, rice-malt syrup and coriander seed, hung, and then roasted so the skin turns glassy and crisp.