Showing posts from 2016

The birds

A few days retreat to Aireys to finish Celia's unpacking and bringing the dinner service and pots back for West Welcome Wagon.
Also cleared out the bathroom ready for the renovation in January.(and listing the stuff in the bungalow Marko will take to the tip)
He also offered to set two insect bombs to clear the spiders! Never thought of that
Also spent a lovely evening reading all Celia's scrapbooks before putting them up on the shelf (Lots of good stair climbing workouts!)

But I arrived to a lovely sight of this fellow sitting on the lawn then moving to the nearby tree Then he was joined by another. They stayed the whole time I was there  ringing out the sunset with a good laugh!

Surry Hills Sydney

Had a lovely 2 days in Sydney doing the Children's Nursing Conference, and met up for dinner wiht Pam and Bob (Nursing July 66) who in a small world know someone working with Celia in NY!
I went for a walk each day and really enjoyed the quirky and old area of Sydney. Small house, opening directly to the footpath, Overhang verandas and a great street garden, and a puzzle of padlocks!

Open Studios in the West

The last few days I have been following some of the Open Studios around Footscray, yarraville, West Footscray and Braybrook.
thesis an opportunity to explore the diverse range of artists studios and galleries  This is the first I've seen of it, but it's in its 9th year!!
So I went to
Women of the West Photographic Exhibition at the Hub in Braybrook
Maribyrnong City Council has launched a film and photography project that celebrates and showcases the achievements, experiences, diversity and leadership of women and girls who live, work, study or play in the City of Maribyrnong.
The photos were marvellous, and interesting bios of the subjects. 

This empty Chair (same place)
Day of Imprisoned Writer exhibition
Each chair represented a journalist or outspoken person currently imprisoned for his /her actions

Gaye Abandon School of sewing and up cycling in Footscray (Buckley street)

Gaye does  a lot with recycled wool (felted like these arm warmers and also hot water bottle covers)
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Toni Maticevski

This exhibition of Australian designer Dark Wonderland was full of beautiful creations many in very subtle pale hues, but in varied and complementary fabric.
The videos and interviews were really interesting

There were some in colour as well
He also did a lot of work for Phillip Adams Ballet Lab. I actually saw this ballet!

And he designed the dress Jessica Mauboy wore in the Eurovision