Last weekend my husband was showing me some photos he has been cataloguing for a history group. This one caught my eye and I thought you might like to see it.
This is Mr Charles Jackson and family at Beech Forest, circa 1910. Beech Forest is 140 miles from Melbourne, at the southern tip of the mainland. It is on the main ridge of the Otway Ranges. Tonights card is for CAS Colours andSketches, Colour Challenge #268
we are back at work and the Easter break is now only a distant memory. The weather was perfect for holidays,
unseasonably warm and sunny.
Over the break I took the opportunity to visit the NGV
(National Gallery of Victoria) Triennial Exhibition. The promo reads “Featuring the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries,
the NGV Triennial surveys the world of art and design, across cultures, scales,
geographies and perspectives …… explores
cutting edge technologies, architecture, animation, performance, film,
painting, drawing, fashion design, tapestry and sculpture”. It was wonderful!
Here a just a few of the exhibits.
This is an installation (a furnished domestic space) by Yayoi
Kusama. Visitors were given a red poppy
sticker and invited to stick it an where in the “house”. I visited at the end of this exhibition and
by then every space was covered in poppies.
You could no longer distinguish objects.
This is a hand-tufted rug by Alexandra Kehayoglou. The rugs draw into focuslandscapes under threat of irreversible
change. The rugs mergetraditional
rug-making techniques with detailed site analysis, drone footage andphotography.You could take your shoes off and walk on the
There is also the haute couture collection of Guo Pei
gowns. Rihanna wore one of the Chinese
designers creations to the Met Gala in 2015. They are incredible, over the top and
eccentric but not to be missed.