Saturday, October 22, 2016

John Olsen

While I quite liked John Olsens work I was never really  interested in it But a visit to John Olsen You Beaut Country exhibition has me a fan!
This exhibitions covers his return to Australia in 1960 after three years travelling in Europe, where he began what would be a lifelong interest in representing the landscape and Australian identity. These works are presented alongside his more recent paintings, prints and watercolours, including those inspired by the filling of Lake Eyre. 
The exhibition reveals an artist who at 88 years of age has lost none of his passion for his subject matter, nor his creative vitality and retains a unique ability to capture the spirit of the Australian landscape.
Some fabulous interviews with him.
An alert and active painter in his late 80's
Many of the paintings were inspired by a poem and that was described there as well 
Well worth a visit or two!
The Lake Eyre series

This is  called Paella

Lake Eyre

This is a tapestry he commissioned from a Painting
and other works he had sone by the Melbourne Tapestry worship 

Dinner Service by Robert Mair
The Terry Whelan Suite
All same but different 

Some inspired by Basho (Japanese poet)

Just a fraction of one room!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Max is One!

I am unable to go to the Party for him tomorrow (his birthday is today)so i went over to see him today and also take Bridie out for her birthday last Wednesday.
He is  such a cutie !

Not walking yet but definitely standing and cruising.

The trauma was Bridie wiping his nose!
Out to lunch at the Pub with big play area where Max's Party is tomorrow
Let's get to it!!
Well this looks interesting!

Munching contemplatively on strawberries
He tends to stuff food in to bursting point
Then home for Dad and cake
When we started to sing Happy Birthday
Max got ? embarrassed? and leaned back away from the table 
Then Dylan reassured hm
And he blew out the candle(dad did actually)
Then trying birthday cake 

Dylan waiting patiently in his new glasses

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Kylie on Stage

Before our afternoon tea on Sunday I dropped in to see the Kylie on Stage exhibition in Gallery 1.

The clothes designs as well the staging was really interesting and a window to her so creative abilities 
As well last he fabupul designers she workerd with.
She is such a petite woman that they had to build new dummies to fit her dresses.
Child size ones would be good but had no breasts or figure, Looking at the dresses close up one could see how tiny she is 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Way out West

This has been up since we first moved to Footscray
But 'they' have placed a big green power box right in front of it!!
Tony stayed in Footscray in 2011 and bought some stuff for his grand kids
Not sure which one was brave enough to not follow the Eagles! 

Houses everywhere
Seddon shopping centre is awash in red white and blue

 Footscray Mascot

Name: Sid
Lives: The West
Favourite Holiday Destination: Footscray End of Etihad Stadium
Date of Birth: 17 / 07 / 2008
Breed: British Bulldog
Likes: Spending time with Bulldogs supporters, watching the team play at Etihad Stadium, selfies and pats.
Dislikes: Off-season 
Dog grooming shop Never noticed a bulldog was on some dog food!
As I was photographing this a real bulldog walked up!


Christmas Lights

While Brooklyn Victoria is not on the scale of Brooklyn New York a local street is becoming  the for Christmas lights So we planned a walk ...