As I am working on my birthday on Wednesday, we celebrated yesterday. We had lunch at the Foyer Bistro in the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in the city. It is situated on the South Bank of the Brisbane River, together with the State Library, the Museum, the Art Gallery, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (opera house), the Conservatorium and Convention Centre. This area is one big Cultural Centre on the banks of the river.
It was my turn to receive Birthday Bear and I was quite excited trying to anticipate how she would be dressed this time.
Here she is dressed as a gardener. That's me! She has on her overalls, garden gloves and garden shoes. Of course she has a visor and sunnies.
She even has a little wheelbarrow full of lemons (see my lemons here). She also has a watering can and fork and shovel, with froggy handles. I love frogs.
Ann and George (in front) did a wonderful job of dressing bear and making the props. Thank you. From left to right...Ann, Mary, Bill, Birthday Bear, Paul, me , Helen, George. We even booked a place for Bear, which the waitress thought was funny.
Then Bear wanted to check out the view from the deck. The GoMA building at the side overlooking the new pedestrian bridge and the city on the other side of the river.
Acity cat glides under the partially constructed pedestrian bridge connecting the cultural Centre with the CBD. We had a lively discussion about the asthetics and cost of the bridge. Some of us liked it and others didn't.
The very old William Jolly Bridge a few metres down stream.
After lunch we went to have a look around the modern art gallery, which was featuring Chinese artists but Bear wasn't allowed to come she had to wait in the cloak room and look after our umbrellas. Yes it has been raining for 2 days now, which is very unusual or this time of the year, but it is better than the drought we've had over the last 5 years.
We went up to the other floors and saw some really way out art. Some was interesting and some was rediculous.
This huge lady in bed was interesting
Up close her skin was almost translucent and very life like. Read more about her and the artist on BB's blog.