We took Junior for a walk in the pram to GOMA this afternoon to check out the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT6). He only gave us enough time asleep to view one floor, but from what we saw it was an excellent collection. Luckily it’s on until 5 April next year, so we have plenty of time to go back and check it out again. Here are some of the cool things we saw today.
A couple of his quotes were quite neat:
“You must walk that tightrope between accident and discipline. Accident by itself…so what? Discipline by itself is boring. By walking that tightrope and putting down something on a canvas…coming from your guts, you have a chance of making marks that … will live longer than you.”
“I give thanks every day that I’ve been able to take my craziness and make it work for me.”
The island was amazing. Neither of us had been there before so it was a real treat for us both. The art installations were great and so were the buildings; some looked like they had just been abadoned.
All photos are by snap happy Kitty.
We were walking home along Melbourne St in South Brisbane the other night when Kitty spotted some cool photos in the windows of the building (Raw space galleries) just West of the Fox Hotel. They were amazing so I googled them today.
The collection of self portraits is called My China doll by Beijing photographer Qui Zhen. There’s some more background information and the original images here. But if you’re in Brisbane then walk past and have a look, because, like most photos, they’re better in real life.
We went shopping last Saturday and bought ourselves a pure latex mattress from ZenTai. We went for latex as it is a natural product and it doesn’t attract dust. Installing the new mattress inspired us to do a quick rearrange/redesign of our apartment. We are aiming for a more minimal/streamlined look incorporating succulent plants, neutral tones and some bright highlights such as the red ‘Love’ sign.
I picked up this framed acrylic painting at a local lifeline op shop. It’s weird but something about it that made me want to buy it. Besides, it was only twenty bucks. It’s about two meters wide.
I’m thinking of transforming it into something fresh using some street art techniques. I am trying to decide between traditional graffiti, stencil, sticker and poster art. I’ll be sure to post some photos of the finished product when I do get around to actually deciding and doing.
I was pleasantly surprised on my walk home from work to see a giant can of tomato soup sitting in the middle of the Gray Street roundabout at South Bank. It’s part of the promotion for the Andy Warhol exhibit. I think my photos look slightly fake, they don’t seem to capture the depth of the cylinder.
I found the picture on this Queensland Rail sign to be gruesome but surprisingly aesthetic.