Monday, July 8, 2013

A is for art

We spent the day in the city having gone in to see the V&A's touring quilt exhibition. A word to the wise... do your shopping after you have trekked across one of the many bridges that cross the river that bisects the two halves of Brisbane. Particularly if one of you has purchased two rather heavy RPG books... pretty sure His shoulder had a dent in it after carrying those things around. Though to be honest the quilts were worth it...

There was aquilt that contains one of the oldest pieces of fabric in the world, one that was made of ribbons from the 18th century and one made by the female convicts aboard the Rajah. What caught our eye though was the spectacular geometric quilt, in still aggressively bright colours, made by a British soldier while stationed in India. The fabrics appeared to be from the wool uniforms of assorted regiments. He must have been there some while 'cos each little hexagon was about the size of a finger nail.
When we stepped out of the exhibition we were confronted with this rather spectacular piece of installation art. It is a serpent by Huang Yong Ping that spans about 170 feet in length.

It was a sharp contrast to these little guys that grace the footpath on the return visit to the city. This one is part of a small group that cluster together around and on a bench on George Street, that were made by Christopher Trotter in 1999.

Mind you for sheer art chutzpah you can't avoid being impressed by the installation near the courts. This is part of wall that has divided feelings...

Titled Thousands of Eyes by Yukio Kasama it's $970 000 price tag also raised more than a few eyebrows J


Kitty - The Submissive Wife said...

Some days I feel so cultured on your blog.

The quilts would have been most interesting to see.

ancilla_ksst said...

I like that serpent. Very cool.

Master's piece said...

@Kitty LOL Yeah you just never know what you are going to find here :)
@ancilla_ksst It is fabulous isn't it :D