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 Wedding

Well I’m back in Brisbane for about 24hrs before jetting off to Japan tomorrow morning. The wedding was fantastic on the weekend. It was a wedding that very much fitted the bride and groom (my cousin Erica and her now husband Ash). The wedding weekend was at Coles Bay in the Freycinet National Park area of Tasmania. It was where Erica and Ash decided to get engaged a couple of months ago and a place where they’ve spent a lot of time.

3 pictures for now because everything else will have to wait till I get back from Japan.

Saying hello to Grandad after the ceremony
Erica and Ash

This photo just about sums up the wedding 100%. The beach, playing in the water, having a picnic and a wedding as well.
Erica and Ash

and the cake, mmmm flourless chocolate cake and a very very good one at that. With the mountains of Freycinet in the background
Erica and Ash