Monday, January 25, 2010

Brisbane trip

The family took a trip to Brisbane yesterday to have a look at the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

It was fabulous, with some beautiful works made with bubbles and glass mosaics and glitter. Very inspiring and aeshetically pleasing. The kids programme was creative and fun and not restricted to those under the age of 12. You don't have to be a child to participate, my daughter and I proved that. We could have spent two days sticking sequins on paper, playing with plasticine, making fruit and endless other activities.

As we ran out of time we took some of the fun away with us and purchased these fruit templates to make at home. The work is by Wit Pimkanchanapong and the donation goes to a  charity. You also have the option to make a piece of fruit at the gallery and donate it to be included in the exhibition. They are displayed in the forecourt of the GoMA as a large fruit stall and are striking to look at.

This is an activity that is more suited to adults and not classified as a kids activity. It is very finicky and I took a whole day to make these five items. The fruit bowl now sits pride of place on my Parker coffee table. Very pop art.

If you are up this way, take some time out to visit the exhibition, you won't be sorry.

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