Last week after we got home from our trip we had a few days to enjoy the city-life before school went back & I decided I was brave enough to face a day at the Art Gallery ;)
It was the BEST decision ever. LOVED.
The boys were AMAZiNG... We were there for almost 5 hours. Probably in the Paths to Abstraction exhibition for at 3 of those! The gallery provided a Kids Trail activity booklet & the boys threw themselves into these with all their heart & soul.
Earnestly observing & interpreting this iNSPiRED collection of art. I adore these images of them sprawled across the gallery floor completely unaware of the people around them. Immersion 101.
It was one of my favourite days ever. Granted, I was definitely a little frazzled at the end of it from containing their vibrant boy-ancy ;) but it was so worth it.
Interestingly it was Lovely - who i don't usually see involving himself in artistic pursuits as much as Hug - who was the most enamored with his own creations. More LOVE!
I had to promise Hug that we would go back as soon as possible & hire the kids audio guides 4 the general collection but between a planned return to Cockatoo Island for the Sydney Biennale (Amazing! We took the boys when it first opened & I'll try & post about it next wek) & a meet-up with friends to see this exhibition (below) I don't think it will be this weekend. Soon.
The Cell commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation and presented in association with Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, is a hypnotic, immersive, large-scale installation. A 12.5-metre by six-metre inflatable decorated both inside and out with Wiradjuri-op designs, The Cell requires viewers to don a patterned costum before crawling via a tunnel into its patterned, cushioned interior.
Dressing up 2 crawl through a tunnel 2 an internal jumping castle?? Now, THAT'S what we call ART!
p.s. If I was in NYC (oh, sweet dreams!) I would be going 2 see Big Bambú at the Met. Amaze. Unfortunately that's not going 2 happen but luckily we can watch this youtube video instead :)
Goodnight lovely people. I hope life is treating you kindly. x