June 29, 2010

David Elliot

You can have a read of David Elliot's essay regarding the theme of the 17th Biennale of Sydney, and his notions of art and its importance. David Elliot is the artistic director of the biennale.

I am appreciating, (and still decoding) his concepts behind this brilliant exhibition and his ideas about art and its significance for us now.


June 28, 2010

17th Biennale of Sydney

The harbour.

Sorry, i haven't attached this artists name or artwork name. The work is exhibited in Pier 2/3.


The Beauty of Distance - Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age

The 17th Biennale of Sydney

I was fortunate enough this past week to take a day off and visit the 17th Biennale of Sydney, which winds its way around Sydney's beautiful harbour. It was such a pleasure to not only spend some time around the harbour and city, but be immersed in the most current contemporary art from across the globe.

The festival encorporates pockets of exhibits on Cockatoo Island, Pier 2/3, Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The artworks are diverse, politcal, poetic and inspiring. Notions of country, identity and beauty are explored through so diverse means and media, that i came away so fulfilled by what i saw.

I'll post some pictures from my day soon. Otherwise go visit the 17th Biennale of Sydney yourself!


June 17, 2010

Treating myself a little better...

Lately i've been thinking and studying (only a little!) about how to be eating and living well. I am encouraged by people around me and for bursts of time, I am 'good', but at the same time it all seems a little unattainable for me; the girl who can't have beer without chips and tea without Tim Tams.

I think the kind of commitment and enthusiasm needed for a culture shift like altering ones lifestyle, needs to be rooted in a deep passion to live better and takes care and consideration, not only concerning food but also how you choose to spend time. Which is fairly far from most peoples minds in our western consumerist society. We like things quick and easy to access and most often, well i do, over indulge in such a glutinous way.

I'm still on the road to living a healthier life, but am in need of a lot of education. Most importantly...I need a fire, a passion for what i'm striving toward in order to make it a reality.

for now i'll keep checking in to places like graingirls.com for inspiration and education. have a look!

keep well

June 1, 2010

following the boys.

Getting suited.

Dave and his new swap.

Bunty on his wooden shortboard.



its funny, how i can have so much fun doing something, but still not crave it like others do.

I've always been a bit of a 'dogga' when it comes to surfing. i remember learning for the first time in the crystal aqua of water of Esperence in southern Western Australia when i was about 10. After that i surfed most weekends with my dad and brothers, who are natural watermen. I ended up marrying another lover of the ocean and all things board-riding.

i cant explain how much i love that feeling of weary limbs and sun baked skin after a surf, or that frozen feet feeling on a cold day. yet, still i have never had that drive to surf regularly.

its a bumma. but i guess i've been lucky to enjoy so many good times so far.
hopefully i'll be out there again soon.

in the beginning...

Well, after spending time parousing a multitude of other blogs, bloggers and artists i decided to start a blog myself. Not really sure of what it will be and whether there will be a main topic or reason for this blog...just waiting to see really. The whole realm of internet blogging and social networking has opened the space for people to just share, offload and teach from what they know themselves. Although i don't think i myself have a great wealth of knowledge or experience to share, but i want to somehow use this particular canvas at this time.

we'll see what happens.
the journey begins...