Thursday, August 14, 2008

Melbourne and Sydney highlights


Melbourne and Sydney, originally uploaded by edwardandlilly.

Some highlights from Sydney and Melbourne, I don't have images of everything so hopefully the links will suffice.

Ronnie Van Hout's 8 metre robot R.U.R. lying outside the Royal Exhibition building in Melbourne courtesy of Satellite

Sitting down for half an hour to experience Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller's soundscape The Murder of Crows

Brunswick Street Bookstore

Paddington townhouses

Watching a video of Mike Parr stitching his lips together on Cockatoo Island (unsure yet if this a highlight but it was certainly memorable)

Catching up with friends and family

Discovering elk accessories

Feeling my head spin from Jim Lambie at ACCA

Melbourne's coffee

The soothing voice of Yves Klein at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

The view from my chair of a painted circus tent and an upended Hummer vehicle for 4 days at Melbourne Art Fair

The best calamari ever at Woolloomooloo (about a block up from Artspace)

The Art Deco exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria

Kinokuniya

Wandering the streets of Fitzroy for food, coffee and window shopping

Meeting up with my man in Sydney for fun and funny times again.

There are so many more highlights including the amazing craft, design and fashion in both cities but if your attention span is anything like mine you may have already tuned out :)

3 comments:

Marian said...

We would love to go to Australia... it's in the list of "things to do before we die". Hopedully it will jump to the list of "things to do before we turn 40".. or 35... who knows.

Great pictures!

'fancypicnic' said...

Hope you enjoyed your break...action packed! Mike Parr's lips...as seen in your link?..painful! All in the name of art!
My sister-in-law is now home again after a few years in Melbourne. She loved it, and misses it terribly. Great place to be, I think.

Handmaiden said...

looks like you had a really pack and interesting time and the weather was kind....its very cold in melb right now