New Farm Park, Brisbane

Friday, January 18, 2013

ENTERTAINING ART

We visited GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art) when Our Daughter and SIL visited from Sydney. The APT7 (The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial) exhibition was on. It doesn't seem three years since we saw the last one. We enjoyed it very much so we were happy to go again.
The Gallery of Modern Art








As we lived in Papua/New Guinea for some time, we were interested in looking at the art work from there. We recognised quite a lot of articles. Don't look too closely to this piece as it might shock you.

I was very remiss on this visit and forgot to take shots of the information plaques so sorry no artists names etc.

As I looked down one of the spaces I saw this huge yellow construction. As I walked closer it seemed to get bigger and bigger and you could walk inside it like TOH and Carol-Ann did here.
It stretched the width of the building and it was two storeys high. Believe it or not it was called "Yellow" and it is constructed from cardboard cartons, tape and yellow paint.

Three funny heads.

My kind of art.
I liked these too. The design was inspired by knotted balls of string. On the white benches are all different kinds of tangled knots of string.


There was much more that we saw but I don't want to make the post too long.





 After our wander around this beautiful gallery Carol and David took us to the Restaurant there for a delicious lunch and red wine. They can come and visit more often.


29 comments:

  1. Wow--what a neat place... That art work is fabulous... Love all of the bright colors... Sounds like lunch was delicious also... Hope they do visit more often.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. I'm BACK!!!
    At least the French still use proper corks in their bottles, and I presume a very good vintage year?
    TOH would know for sure.
    I'm darned if I can see anything in that first pole. Just looks a normal PNG 'totem like' pole to me?
    Sepik???
    Colin

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  3. Your GOMA looks very interesting. Yes, I see what you mean. Sounds like you had wonderful day, with delightful company and a delicious lunch afterwards.

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  4. How fascinating! This is a really cool tour, Diane! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  5. good when you can take snaps inside the galleries to share like you have Diane; a nice day out and lunch after, beautiful

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  6. Diane, whenever I do posts about various places we visit, I try to make them informative as you do, but often fall short. I just LOVE to see your country and culture through your blog. Thanks! That "Yellow" artwork is certainly entertaining! Jo

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  7. What a way to finish up your visit .... Lunch and a glass of Red! That exhibit "Yellow" certainly fits the bill ... Modern and yellow.
    Sounds like a great day out Diane.

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  8. I would not have noticed unless you said don't look too closely.

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  9. In modern art galleries or museums you can find the most strange things. In Brussels Modern Art museum exposes a pot with French Fries in ceramic !
    Nice tour !

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  10. Diane, what a lovely tour of the museum. There are a few pieces that are my favorites, like the cute heads and large wall paintings hanging. It was a nice day out with your daughter! Lovely photos! have a happy weekend!

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  11. I am not keen on modern art but this exhibition looks very enjoyable.

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  12. It always amazes me how every country has completely different art works. I have to say I like art that looks like something, but I do enjoy seeing other work as well. Take care Diane

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  13. I loved this tour I am sure I'd spend a great deal of time in that place! We don't need the plaques - the pictures are just as fun and lets us use our imagination.

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  14. I must admit I am quite fond of that kind of installation art. It is so refreshingly different to "normal art" that you can just dive in and enjoy it for what it is without having to work too much on deciding exactly what it is (if you follow my meaning)

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  15. Something quite different and a bit of fun!
    Beaut to see these places through your blog Diane :D)

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  16. Jan Mykyta (Potter)January 19, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Have you been to the MONA gallery in Hobart? If not you shhould. It stands for Museum of Old and Modern Art.

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  17. This looks like a fascinating museum. I really like the large yellow work of art, but you showed several other fascinating articles. The lunch sounded pretty neat as well.

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  18. That looked like a very fun outing! I would have loved to have seen the exhibit...and the lunch sounded pretty darn good, too! Glad Carol-Ann came to visit. I just had all of my children and grands here for my mother-in-law's 90th birthday, and it was wonderful to have the WHOLE family together for a weekend. We partied!

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  19. Looks interesting. Yes, I see what in that pole :)It's very easy to see.

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  20. what a neat museum!

    i love art in all its forms.
    this exhibition looks quite interesting!

    sounds like a great day had by all.

    xx

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  21. What a great place to visit, esp. with your lovely company! Had to laugh at "Yellow"...I love it. And of course I had to look VERY carefully at the New Guinea totem art. (And of course I'm shocked I tell you shocked ...I think I'll go back and look again to make sure how shocked I am ;>)))!)

    Fun post. Thanks for the tour.

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  22. This is the way I would love to spend a day. B

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  23. Guaranteed everyone would have clicked to look closer Diane..um not me of course haha! There are some really interesting pieces here, and a glass of red wine is the perfect way to end an outing oui !

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  24. What a wonderful way to spend your day. Interesting gallery Diane

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  25. I like all of these!
    We have promised ourselves to visit some of the museums in DC this summer when we visit our son.
    I think your favorites here are mine. 'Yellow' is not to my taste but I loved the heads.

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  26. This looks like a fantastic museum. I like it, and ending with a bottle of wine. Could not be better.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  27. What an interesting exhibition. I would love it too. I would also love to hear about your time in Papua New Guinea. Did you feel safe there? I know when we were in NZ, Papua NG was part of the Pacific area where we worked. It was not our specific assigned area but I know there were many times and places where the men went alone because it was not safe for white women.

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  28. diane
    your photos are great - the subject matter too (you know how much I love art), but the photos are very well taken. :D E

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