Silent Night, Holy Night

We'd driven over to another part of town late on Christmas Day to photograph a sign that we'd wanted to see lit up at night. Driving back to the motel we spotted colourful lights outside a church and stopped to take a closer look. That's me looking at the nativity scene. It was peaceful and... Continue Reading →

Electrifying Colour

Brilliant colour from the azaleas at Maple Glen. If you love bold and bright colours then you really mustn't miss seeing what's on offer at D’Illimination, Jardin des Plantes, Paris. Damien visited on 26 November and has posted nearly 40 photos on his blog under the heading Oceans of Colour - lots of marine themed... Continue Reading →

Colourful Time

This work by Rebecca Baumann was purchased by the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in 2017 with funds from the Dunedin City Council. Dunedin, New Zealand. Baumann's 'Automated Colour Field' works began in 2011, following a residency in Berlin, where she became interested in the scheduling boards at train stations. Automated Colour Field (Variation 6) consists... Continue Reading →

Once More with Feeling

"In the installation Once More with Feeling, Baumann has repurposed a Trivision advertising billboard, replacing the billboard signage with a series of triangular prisms. These prisms continuously rotate 120 degrees, revealing each iridescent colour as it turns. As the theatre lighting hits these prisms, a kaleidoscope of colour is created - colour that reflects and... Continue Reading →

Winged Visitation

These colourful butterflies just blew me away yesterday. I was stunned by the colour and creative artistry! And I didn't want to do my own post today because all I want to do is say "Hey, why don't you go and see these wonderful butterflies?" I'll guarantee that they'll brighten up your day! Sunset Silhouette... Continue Reading →

Museum of Contemporary Art – Primavera

REBLOG: Really enjoyed this post from Rebecca Lush in Sydney. I read it on her blog Curate Your Own Adventure (great name!). I’d previously posted twice about visiting a Rebecca Baumann installation at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery (May 23 and May 31 this year). The post below (Jan 25) describes a visit Rebecca Lush made to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney where she viewed another installation of Rebecca Baumann’s – one inspired by the Arrival/Departure Board of a Berlin train station. Instead of displaying times, Rebecca Baumann’s installation displays colours. Fantastic! You can actually see this installation in this video in which Rebecca Baumann discusses her works and what has inspired them.

Curate Your Own Adventure

Today I had a moment to quickly visit the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and their new Primavera exhibition. I am trying to visit more art galleries this year. This is primarily because I would like to expand my knowledge of how their exhibitions are designed. As I only had thirty minutes, I decided to focus on one of the two rooms displaying Primavera artwork. For those who have visited, or plan on visiting, it is the room immediately to the right of the cloakroom.

My first question was, what is Primavera? I am not very tuned into the world of art so this was the first time I had even heard of such an exhibition. To my surprise, Primavera is one of the longest running exhibitions in the country! Essentially, it is an exhibition held yearly at the MCA showcasing artwork by early career artists. One condition is that…

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Embracing Yellow

You can't miss Yellow! Its a stand-out colour and tends to polarise people into "I can't stand yellow" and "I love yellow" divisions. Personally I love Yellow but I'm thinking in terms of sunflowers and daffodils rather than things like highway signs and "no-passing" lines! My SO introduced me to a totally new take on... Continue Reading →

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