Sunday, October 8, 2017

292. The Wanderer Settles

Well the wanderer has finally worn out his last pair of shoes after ...


… being on the go for 12 months almost to the day …

… traveling approx 47,000 air and land kilometres …

… on 16 flights with 10 different airlines …

… also enjoying 6 bus journeys …

… and 9 train journeys …

… visiting 13 different countries …

… and staying in 20 AirBNB apartments …

… plus one night in a hotel …

… walking countless kilometres over cobblestones, up and own hundreds of stairs,

sloshing through snow and over ice and not to mention the distances traveled on

suburban trains, trams, buses and cablecars -

...all to visit a grand total of 183 "sights" …
 
… phew … 

and so after a few days in sunny Sydney catching up with family and friends and visiting some of my favourite arty sites like the Museum of Contemporary Art and the NSW Art Gallery ( just to name a couple ... ), HOME CALLS and it was back to the airport and a quick flight to Brisbane and then back to the very best place on earth ... Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia ... 



yep - after millions of years in the making 
the Glasshouse Mountains are still there
welcoming me home ...

Thank you to all of you who have followed me as I wandered through such exciting places in Central and Eastern and Southern Europe - it's been a wonderfully exciting year for me visiting such exotic cities - not once did I feel unwelcome nor in danger anywhere ( ... quite the contrary ... ) + I had no accidents + no muggings nor thefts + and only two days out of 365 laid low with a stomach bug ... pretty amazing - and for that good fortune I have to thank my two traveling companions - my talismans - a 1947 ( my year ) penny and a splinter of marble I found at the ruined Temple of Zeus in Athens ... ( ... thank you Father Zeus for your protection ... I shall return the item at another time... )



 ... and it's super to be home among familiar surroundings 
and back in the arms of great friends and family ...

cheers ...



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

291. Sydney Contemporary Art Fair

Another reason ( as if I needed one ... ) for a stop-over in Sydney on my way back home, was to visit the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair at the enormous and fabulous Carriageworks arts precinct.

This annual event is Australasia's largest international art fair showcasing works from emerging and established artists represented by over 90 leading galleries ...



The Carriageworks is the largest multi-arts cultural centre in Australia and is housed in the old Eveleigh railway yards in Redfern ... The distinctive 19th century industrial atmosphere of the former railway carriage and blacksmith workshops with their massive steel pillars and exposed brick walls etc has been retained and creates a fascinating contrast against the pure white display screens and multi-coloured 21st century artworks ...


Honey Ant Story - Yaritji Young - Sth Aust
polymer paint on linen

Tree of Life - Rosalie Gascoigne - 1994
sawn plywood on plywood

Deep Surfacing - Andre Hemer - 2017 - NZ
acrylic on canvas
Hedge - Tony Graig - 2016
steel


Blue Note #2 - Robert Owen - 2016
polymer paint on canvas

Portrait of a Tree series - Peter Daverington - 2017
oil and gold leaf on panel

detail

Confessions - Richard Lewer - 2016
polymer paint on pegboard

Stack of Nails - not labeled
timber dowels

not labeled ...

Living in a Material World - Robin White - 2017
barkcloth + natural dyes

... art as far as the eye can see - heaven ...

Digest - Kirstie Rea - 2017
glass and mixed media 

Prospector's Delight - Pippin Drysdale - 2017
porcelain

 

i suck a licorice - Kaloy Sanchez - 2017
acrylic and graphite on canvas
Spectrumfigure 1 - John Young - 2017
oil on linen

a a - Marie Hagerty - 2017
acrylic on linen

untitled - Matthew Johnson - 2016
oil on linen

not labeled

From where I stand ... - Aaron Kinnane - 2017
oil on linen

The sun reappears ... - Aaron Kinnane - 2017
oil on linen
in between two directions - Sam Holt - 2017
acrylic on linen


Croockhaven Bight - Robert Malherbe - 2017
oil on linen

Landscape 2 - Robert Malherbe - 2017
oil on linen

not labeled

Block Island - Alex Asch - 2017
recycled timber

Son of an Anthropologist - Alex Asch - 2017
recycled cigar box etc

Celadon Coral Bloom - Alesandro Ljubicic - 2017
oil on linen

Full Circle Black/Gold - Marion Borgelt - 2017
bending ply

Lunar Ebb and Flow - Marion Borgelt - 2017
hoop pine ply

Species Typical - Juz Kitson - 2017
Jingdezhen porcelain + rabit pelt

detail

series of figures - Vipoo Srivilasa - 2017
porcelain


series of figures - Vipoo Srivilasa - 2017
porcelain

detail

detail

Continuous Life and Death - team lab - 2017
digital work

Sheep Weather Alert #3 - Rosalie Gascoigne - 1992
torn and cut linoleum and plywood

Aggregation 15 - Chun Kwang Young - 2015
mixed media with Chinese mulberry paper

detail


Aggregation 16 - Chun Kwang Young - 2015
mixed media with Chinese mulberry paper

detail

untitled - Golnaz Fathi - 2013
acrylic on canvas

... " terribly terribly Sydney art scene ... !!! " ...

not labeled

 Sunshine Coast Print Makers - Tori, Fiona and Dian 
( Catherine also - but she was awol at the time ...
more images at Fiona's blog -
 ( https://paperponderings.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/back-from-sydney-contemporary.html )

detail

Korri Forest Remnants - Eveline Kotai - 2017
mixed media on canvas

Desert Field - David Middlebrook - 2017
oil on board

Abrakan 72 - Peybak - Iran - 2017
mixed media on canvas

detail

untitled - Meghdad Lorpour - 2017
acrylic on canvas

Australia - detail of installation -  Hayden Fowler - 2017
polymer plaster


 Fachada Gris - Ernesto Berra - 2016
mixed media on canvas

 Moment by Moment - detail - Maio Motoko - 2007
screen - multimedia

 detail

detail


I have posted only a fraction of the art on show ... this was such a professional event showcasing our young ( and not so young ) contemporary artists ...

And just a note of interest here ... as you know I have been gallery/museum-hopping around Eastern Europe ( and previously Western Europe ( and NYC ) for two years now - and discovered so much wonderful, creative, inspiring, intelligent world art - but NOT ONCE did I come across any Australian 19th 20th 21st century art. About time our leading galleries here started promoting AusArt abroad ...