October 17, 2011

Artsy Weekend

Today I am pleased to share with you my artsy weekend. Never too busy to visit some galleries whenever I can. I love a gallery that allows photography. It is not likely I will copy the painting from the photo! I must say I have taken a lot of photos lately with my iPhone. So much so that I am planning to put on an exhibition at the university where I work. I am only using photos I took on my daily walk at my university. First I have to go looking for a suitable venue for it. My exhibition will be entitled "EyePhone" because I used my iPhone to take the photos. Watch this space for more details. 


I am glad I finished the scarf I started at the beginning of our winter, yeah! It took me long enough, but I did finish and wore it out today. I love this basket weave knitting pattern. So simple to knit, but it looks great!


I had to be in Benalla on Saturday. While I was there I visited the Benalla Art Gallery. The picture you see above is not a painting but it's a tapestry of the painting by Sydney Nolan entitled "Ned Kelly" I haven't seen the original painting before, but I just love this tapestry version of the painting. 


I also saw and love this small painting calls "Beach Scene" by Ethel Carrick Fox - 1910


Today I was at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. There were a lot of exhibitions at the NGV, but I particularly enjoyed the art of the Pacific. It could be that we lived in PNG for 6 years. The above is a re-purposed  jacket using tapa cloth over denim jacket, it is cool.


This year is 150 years of the Royal Botanical Garden and can you see this clock made from colourful pansies. What I like is the blue sky above it. 


These are a collection of Pacific street art at the NGV. How proud the artists would be to see that their artwork is in the NGV gallery! 


The Sunday Craft Market was on today too. I love craft markets and if I could afford it I would buy something to support the artists. I came across Mattt's stall selling these 100% handmade bags.The fabric he used was designed by his textile artist friends. I didn't get one today, but I would next time I go back. 


Art to eat! We had Granny's Turkey pie for lunch. The pastry was made right there by the two grannies. The pie was delicious. There are many varieties you can choose from. We had lamb, spinach and feta cheese which was very yummy! I love Turkish food and I have visited Turkey twice now. I hope to go back there again soon.


On our walk back to catch the tram I met the angel. She was so pretty and kind. She sprinkled stardust over me. I hope she wished me good luck doing that. I can do with some luck these days. 

Hope you enjoy my artistic weekend. Today in Melbourne we have had four season in one day. It was raining, windy, cold and sunny! In-spite of that my friend Sophia and I still had a good day out.

A couple of weekends ago I was in Sydney helping Kit to move into the shop Mini Mart she won as a grant from the Rocks Popup Project. It is going well for her and she seems to have a lot of fun with it. It's still open for another two weeks so if you are in Sydney please drop in to check it out. 


Enjoy
Nat






20 comments:

Nedra said...

Looks like a great weekend. I especially liked the jacket with tapa cloth and denim.

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, so much going on! Love the scarf and the pattern you used. How many stitches and what size needle did you use?

deanna7trees said...

love your scarf. not quite that chilly here yet but I'm hoping it soon will be. enjoyed traveling with you through pictures. love that jacket of tapa cloth and denim. thanks for sharing.

Lis said...

I also love that denim and tapa cloth combination, so tactile. The pansy clock could have been in any municipal gardens here in England - except for the palm trees and the blue sky ha ha.

Needled Mom said...

What a fun artistic weekend! The photos are terrific. I love your scarf. Great job!! I have a wonderful tapestry from a piece of art painted by a friend of mine. It is fun to see it done in a different medium. I also love the denim and tapa cloth jacket. Thanks for sharing.

aracne said...

What a lovely and lively post! You have been busy, so much to see in just one week end.
Congratulations for the scarf it looks very pretty, ideal for chilly mornings on Japanese hills....

onesmallstitch said...

great weekend, thanks for taking us along. I have a sweater in the trunk, knit 40 years ago for son #1 and worn by both my boys, in the same pattern.

Jeannie said...

As everyone has said, your scarf and the jacket are winners. Your weekend sounds ideal.

Sue-Anne said...

Hi Nat, Lots of interesting photos. I remember as a child visiting the Botanical Gardens each year and being mesmerised by that clock of flowers. Thank you for sharing.

Queen of the Tea Cosies said...

Melbourne! I love it! Gotta spend some REAL time there.
Loani
I have a Mattt bag. I have that one centre stage

MB in MI said...

thanks for taking us along! Your scarf is lovely! :-)

Bev C said...

Hello Nat,

A wonderful finish with your scarf. Love the tapestry and Ethel's painting. Lots to see and do and to be able to take photo's is a bonus.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Serena said...

Congrats to your daughter. This looks like such a fabulous day!

Nancy said...

Well, here is another vote for your scarf and the jacket! And wouldn't they look ice together?!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow Nat what a fabulous Arty post...I love it!!! I look forward now to seeing your Eye Phone Exhibition...sounds cool!!!

Janet said...

The scarf looks lovely Nat. I think you must be so inspired by the arty weekend. It's been a long time since I went to the Botanical gardens as well, must have a picnic there this summer I think.

homeschooled said...

I hope yuo don't need that lovely scarf for a few months now.
There is a lovely exhibition at the Ballarat Art gallery that might interest you
http://www.artgalleryofballarat.com.au/exhibitions/australian-modern-masterpieces-from-the-art-gallery-of-new-south-wales.aspx
you could meet your followers up here

Terry said...

Nice post about a nice weekend. It's always good when a project is complete. Celebrate. Thanks for the weekend tour

Michele Pacey said...

Thanks for the tour Nat. I think your EyePhone idea is great and I enjoyed this journey as well. The basket weave scarf looks so warm, cozy and lovely. And I agree with you about the little beach painting. So pretty! Love that texture and the long dresses at the beach.

I guess we're in the same boat. When I go to craft shows my purchases are very limited by my budget. If I were rich, I'd probably get one of each. :)

Moon Goddess said...

Looks like a great weekend! I wish it was cold enough here to have to use that cool scarf!

Hugs,

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