|Cosmos, 2015, Choi Jeong Hwa, Seoul, South Korea|
I have been busy...
Last week saw the opening of APT8, the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art.
We went to the opening party, a festival for thousands.
The performance art is always fun:
Look behind you...
|Sol LeWitt Upside Down - Open Modular Cubes (small) expanded 943 times, Haegue Yang, Seoul, South Korea.|
Suspended above the Water Mall, this glittering installation was created from over 1,000 Venetian blinds. As title suggests, Haegue Yang recalls the art of American Conceptual/Minimalist artist Sol LeWitt, known in the 1960s for his 'structures' made from a simplified open cube:
The Triennial runs until next April, and in future posts I will show you some of the most interesting contemporary works.
Our Jacaranda is exceeding all expectations with its three bountiful blossoms.
Last week I had a Christmas lunch with my lovely friend Michelle, of Michelle Ridgway, her delightful blog. Michelle made me this beautiful pink heart. Just look at her delicate pink embroidered 'grub' rose - Perfection.
A beautiful bird card, the bird gift bag, and the sweet fat quarter of Christmas fabric - with birds, of course... thank you my friend.
Michelle's book of Christmas designs is gorgeous -
'A Holly Cottage Christmas' should be essential buying for those who like to stitch. It is full of patterns for a range of small projects, and the most beautiful Christmas quilt.
We had lunch at the Wild Canary cafe and garden centre, which has another exhibition of outdoor sculpture:
My Woodland tree is looking good, while I continue to add extra features.
And then, there is the pink tree, in another corner...
My annual pansy garden competition with myself, is about to conclude.
The aim is to keep a pansy or two blooming until my birthday.
Which is this weekend.
Each year, the pansies bloom wonderfully through Spring, and then as Summer hits, they die off, sometimes in just two or three days.
We have had a run of scorching hot days, 35 degrees plus, during November.
All that remains is this little gathering in a pot.
They have shrunken in size from the bountiful blooms of September -
but thank you for staying around, little pink friends.
Stay cool (or warm), whichever applies..