Saturday, 22 March 2014

solve a puzzle

A couple of posts back, I wondered what this fish out of water was looking at / for?

I think I've found 2 possibilities.

1) It was trying to get rid of this bug on its nose?

2) He was keeping an eye out for his friend... the fish with the bicycle.

Monday, 10 March 2014

learn how to pour a beer

It's very important to get the proportions right apparently.

This sculpture made us stop to investigate.

Here's a clue as to how he's made. Cygnet, south of Hobart was a treasure of a town.

.... And other gorgeous metal work in a gallery in Salamanca Place.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

reach for the sky

On our recent sojourn to Hobart we were repeatedly directed to look to the skies.
We did what was asked. 
I'm still not sure what this fish out of water was looking at.

The old shot tower across the road from our hotel room definitely pointed up.

Signalling to far and wide from Mt Wellington.

Paul as high as he could go on Mt Wellington. When Brisbane was sweltering we were shivering as the wind chill factor made its presence felt.

Back closer to sea level our eyes were still drawn higher.

....and gorgeous houses on hills. What a joy.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

talk about our Mona experience

We made it to Mona (museum of old and new art) a couple of weekends ago. it's been on our bucket list and didn't disappoint.
It is appropriately called a Museum. The artefacts and performance pieces really are all about novelty and wonder. (Sometimes as in I wonder why that is displayed)

The first part of the experienc is catching the Mona ferry. Trevor the parrot is there to keep you company, and of course a barista/barperson, in case you have need of a libation for the arduous 30 minute cruise.

Other guests on the boat.

We had a gorgeous day, therefore gorgeous views of Hobart as we headed upstream.

...Under the bridge

...dock and then climb the 99 steps to the entrance.

Deep underground we're issued with our IPods and headphones

Let the visuals begin.

It was noteworthy that you tend to spend more of your time reading the info on the i Pod, instead of absorbing the pieces. They don't have artist statements on the wall. You can save your route and the information about your favourite works and receive it via email.

There is odd engaging piece... Such as this interactive ping pong table.

Lunch was at the wine bar at the winery that is conveniently atop thhe Museum. The alcoholic ginger beer was fairly good. 

And out in the open, there was a band setting up to play.

The wine bar underneath with a art piece above.

And on the ferry ride home, a last piece of street art. Funnily enough, one of the postings said "sod this go to GOMA" ( Gallery of Modern Art,  in Brisbane)

Our review: We had a fantastic day out. The building, the experience, the food, the novelty was wonderful.
 I hated the Ipods, too distracting.
 The 'art' was there in a space that was too dark for me and for the most part didn't evoke much emotion from me; Neither love or hate. 

It is well worth a visit, but I'd be interested in your opinion.