Wednesday, July 20, 2011

art & travelling.

Today was my TAFE Art Excursion, we travelled down to Melbourne via train to the Ian Potter Centre and NGV International. I got to see the Eugene von GuĂ©rard exhibition Nature Revealed and Vienna: Art & Design which is part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces. As well as seeing the exhibitions we attended small lectures on both, giving a background on the artist's and era of the artwork. While at the Ian Potter Centre I was also able to quickly check out Man Style; some of the needlework on the garments were amazing & so detailed.

A few weeks back when I travelled to Melbourne for a day in the city with my Aunt we went to the NGV Studio, I went again as it had changed; Inherent Vice is the newest exhibition/studio space {you can keep updated via the Tumblr here}. The studio will house 8 Melbourne Artists till the 14th August, the artist's are Zine makers, web cartoonists, late night scribblers and active members of the city’s small press community. It was really interesting too see.
I also checked out No Vacancy Gallery Project Space which is also located at Federation Square. On show is Stephen Ives's 36 Views of My Latte. I loved the fine liner cups that were in the artworks.

I can't wait till I travel back down to see more art & new things in the city. I was very happy also to pick up Dame Darcy's book Gasoline, plus a new notebook {which is super cute with a squirrel on the front}.

1 comment:

REread said...

Melbourne is such a great city ...