Lovely Weekend

It’s been an unexpectedly busy, but lovely weekend. As of Friday night, I had no plans for the weekend at all. But all of a sudden, a series of “spontaneous invitations” came through for lunch and dinner yesterday, and to catch up with my friend Kate, today.

We haven’t seen each other in real life for almost a year. The last time was at the opening of the Biennale of Sydney in March last year. At the time, Kate joked, “this might be the last gathering we go to for a while” and indeed she was right. She’s been coming to Sydney regularly to take care of her 93 year old mother, but trying to limit her interactions to protect her own health, and that of Joan. We’ve Skyped and spoken on the phone many times, but realised today, last March was the last time had seen each other in real life. So for most of the day, we masked up.

Kate at Market City, Haymarket
Kate at Market City, Haymarket
Year of the Ox at World Square, Sydney
Year of the Ox at World Square, Sydney
We had lunch today at a restaurant in Chinatown, and this happened. I’ve already shared this on social media, and friends keep saying they can’t stop watching this. They really didn’t think it through, did they? When we told the head waiter, he said, “I told them not to put it there!”

We also visited the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, featuring the works of Lindy Lee, called “Moon In A Dew Drop”. There’s a few works which did absolutely nothing for me (a range of very “dark” works), but there’s also lots of works like the two below which I really, really loved. I really love the way her works “play” with light and dark, and shade and colour. Definitely worth a look.

Birth and Death by Lindy Lee at MCA
Birth and Death by Lindy Lee at MCA
Moonlight Deities by Lindy Lee at MCA
Moonlight Deities by Lindy Lee at MCA