« July 2006 | Main

August 13, 2006

A Poet in The Clouds


A Poet in The Clouds
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.
The Sydney Biennale gave The Poet an opportunity to float in the clouds. On the gallery wall to his right is a work of art by a New Zealand artist. It consists of hundreds of small canvases arranged in the in the form of clouds. Each canvas has words from the New Zealand dictionary written on it in siver paint. As you walk along the wall the writing seems to fade in and out. The theme of the Biennale is 'zones of contact'. This artist is depicting the contact between the Maori and European cultures in the words. The wall that holds the painting is seen as a point of contact. The clouds are a symbol of a number of things including the land of the long white cloud ... New Zealand.

Posted by robynls at 9:54 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack

The Buddha


The Buddha
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.
I took The Poet to the Art Gallery of NSW today. I got the parking right this time and found that the door into the gallery just near the parking spot opens right near the cafe. Great stuff for breakfast. Even better, when I checked with the Art Gallery Society Office about the non-appearance of our gallery membership cards, we discovered the members' lounge which is like an airline business class lounge with an art library.

Even though we have been coming here for years and have been members for 3 or four years, it was the first time we have taken one of the free guided talks, two in fact. It was well worth it, making us focus on aspects of particular paintings. The second tour was in one of the current exhibitions, Zen Mind Zen Brush. Fabulous objects and a great talk by the guide.

Posted by robynls at 2:52 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack