There are a couple of really stunning video works in the exhibition, LandSeaSky currently showing at the National Art School in Sydney.
Well, not so much “all day” as we started off with some late morning yum cha. From there we wandered to White Rabbit, one of our favourite galleries. I really loved the last exhibition there, though was not as excited about this one, “Commune” which runs until February next year. There are some really good works in the exhibition.
But aside from that, there wasn’t too much I couldn’t really get too excited about. Though something happened which took me back to the last exhibition and the really really amazing work by Zhou Xiaohu featuring incredibly life like sculptures. They were so lifelike even one of the gallery attendnants mentioned he sometimes became confused. As I entered the second floor today I saw a similarly life-like sculpture sitting on a bench, looking intently at his mobile phone. As I moved closer to have a look I noticed his thumb was slowly sending a text message. I was so intrigued I went up for a really close look. Really close. “Amazing”, I thought to myself. A few seconds later, the “sculpture” got up from the bench and walked away. I can laugh about it now, though I felt mortified at the time.
Throughout the afternoon we visited a few other galleries in the area. We both really liked “The War On Perspective” by Timothy Harland at X88 Gallery. I really loved his image of the now de-commissioned Sydney Monorail, and I suspect I’ll go back and purchase a copy.
We ended the day at the Sydney Opera House for “Now I’ll Have To Kill You”, a comedic story telling night hosted by Glenn Robbins and featuring Davd O’Neill, Peter Berner and Kitty Flanning. It was a rally fun way to end a really enjoyable day. Kate’s on her way back to Newcastle, and I’m home for a quiet night after a reasonably busy week both at work and socially. Time for a bit of catch up TV, I suspect.