|A picture of all the business cards I picked up of the artists I liked (that's how I was able to remember them all weeks later in writing this post!)|
As well as that fun trip (no I did not buy any art..) I went on a trip to Canberra and visited the National Gallery of Australia. It was really amazing! It totally blew my mind with all the stuff they had there. I really enjoyed seeing a bunch of Australian art like Arthur Boyd; whose paintings are very interesting.
There were also great fashion displays in glass boxes of old Vivienne Westwood and Emporio Armani outfits. Lots of interesting photography and the exhibition that I had gone to see was one I read about in a magazine and it was by Carol Jerrems. She died at a sadly young age (1949-1980) and it was amazing to look at photography assignments from her student days. There were some really beautiful and also really confronting photos.
Unfortunately I hadn't realised that the new portrait of the Queen was being unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery just across the road =( Maybe on my next trip there I'll see it. I didn't go because I much prefer landscape sort of paintings and figured the Portrait Gallery wouldn't be so interesting. And the National Gallery's shop just sucked me in.. It had a lovely range of things and among my favourites were: milk bottles (I bought 2 different sizes and have been using them as vases, I'll put up a post about them sometimes), a beautiful watering can (but it was $160 or so! eek), a vintage-style rolling pin (you know the ones that have ball-bearings inside?), and all the beautiful diaries and journals and books. They also had a very flamingo-themed little section going on with some gorgeously gaudy pillows and umbrellas. So if anyone is wondering what I'd like for Christmas (hehe ;) I would love you forever if you gave me a rolling pin with ball-bearings.
I'm really disappointed about not getting to Art and About Sydney while it was on ='( There was an installation which resembled a living room except that it was raining inside. I would really have loved to see it. I have to get myself more organised so I end up seeing everything I want to see! The plans for this weekend involve