June 2019

June, that month which passes way too quickly at work and the weekends are spent nourishing the self to make it through the work week.

The mornings are cooler, the days are sunny, the nights either cool or warm. For that is subtropical Brisbane in Winter.

There have been many times over the past months where I’ve gone to put a post and it is a question where do you start? Do you try to catch up on life since the last post or do you just make a go of what you have? I’m just making a go of it and highlighting parts of the month that was.

Please, click here to continue reading 🙂 “June 2019”

A trip to MONA

Coffin of Iret-Heru-Ru Egypt, Late 26th Dynasty, C. 600–525 BCEPulse Room by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (2006)Pulse Room by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (2006)bit.fall by Julius Popp (2006–7)bit.fall by Julius Popp (2006–7)Unkown person waiting and reviewing
The Memory Theatre of Giulio CamilloTumbuan (Body Mask) Middle Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea, Iatmul People, Early 20th CenturyHead by Sidney Nolan (1940)Candle Describing a Sphere by Jason Shulman (2006)Bubbles by John Kelly (2005)Danse Macabre by Stieg Persson (2006)
Mask Of The Spirit Panjurli, The Tusked Boar Tulu Nadu, South Coastal Karnataka, India, 20th CenturySkinflint by Jean-Michel Basquiat (1984)Barkcloth RoomBark cloth RoomBarkcloth: Masi Kesa Possibly Cakaudrove, Fiji, Probably 20th CenturyBarkcloth: Masi Kesa Moala, Lau, Fiji, Collected pre 1970
Barkcloth: Masi Kesa Moala, Lau, Fiji, Collected pre 1970BarkclothDoor Jamb from the Tomb of Nefer-Wenet Probably Saqqara, Egypt, Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, 2345–2181 BCEBarkclothUntitled by Jannis Kounellis (1991/2011)Hanging Man/Sleeping Man by Robert Gober (1989)

MONA 2012, a set on Flickr.

The Museum of Old and New or really a place full of crazy old stuff and even crazier new stuff.

One of my must do things whilst in Tasmania for Christmas was to go to MONA, sadly I didn’t get to see everything I wanted to on my visit to MONA but still I did see a fair bit.

It confirmed me that the detail in barkcloth is amazing, Sidney Nolan was nuts, you really can just take anything and call it art.

Such as this.
Queen (A Portrait of Madonna) by Candice Breitz (2005)

The Met Up Late

Friday night I went to the The Met Up Late at the Queensland Art Gallery and oh what an amazing night it was. Holly Throsby and Bree did their thing very well on a little stage in the watermall. I am very impressed with the video on my camera! It was quite a nice experience sitting/standing on the edge of the water watching and listening.

American Impressionism & Realism: A Landmark Exhibition from the Met, just the title of the exhibit alone alludes to the size of this exhibition. There was eight (?) rooms at QAG all filled with wonderful art, broken into themes such as Cities, The Countryside Abroad, Studios and Portraits, etc etc and then with each theme they had a few Australian works from the same era. It was really good. My faviourite artist from the exhibit would have to be Childe Hassam. Two of my favourite pieces of his from the exhibit were Broadway and 42nd Street and Peach Blossoms—Villiers-le-Bel. The final piece in the exhibit is Northeaster by Winslow Homer and it was very impressive. It was hung at the end of the final three rooms so each time as you moved from room to room you see the painting at the end of the exhibit. It was really well executed.

There is a virtual tour on the QAG site that is quite interesting to look through as well.

Light and Reflections on the far wall of the Watermall.
QAG Reflections

Holly Throsby.
Holly Throsby, The Met up Late

The City at Dusk.
Looking towards the Victoria Bridge

Photo of the Day, To The Sky, 19/365.
to the sky, 19/365

Looking back on the path taken over the river.
Looking back over the Victoria Bridge