Last weekend was one of the best weekends I've had for a long time. On Saturday it was pouring down with rain so rather than going to the beach like we had planned, my sister, nephew and a friend of ours went on an art mission. First we went to the MCA and saw the Olafur Eliasson exhibition called Take your Time, which was absolutely fantastic! Each work was awe inspiring. The three works I have to mention are Moss wall, which is literally a huge wall covered in living moss that evolves and changes colour throughout the show, Beauty which consists of water lightly falling from the ceiling with a spotlight shining through it in a darkened room, and lastly The cubic structural evolution project - a room containing three tons of white LEGO where everyone is invited to build their own sculptures or modify others. The room is lined with the most amazing LEGO creations. I made a tree which was fairly challenging and didn't look much like a tree in the end. The exhibition is on until the 11th of April so if you haven't seen it yet go check it out!
Moss wall 1994
The next stop on our art mission was Serial Space, a gallery in Chippendale where some friends of mine had a show called Geometries of attention. It was a fantastic show comprised of three interactive instillations. Unfortunately the show finished yesterday but if their work is shown elsewhere I'll let you know.
Our third stop was The White Rabbit Collection, another gallery in Chippendale. This space exhibits contemporary Chinese art.The gallery is full of exciting and provocative work which is a must see! So that was my art filled Saturday.
Yesterday a friend and I went to the Eveleigh Artisans market. There were some great stalls there including Lily Pad Designs that make awesome cushion covers, purses, pouches, cards and buttons with the cutest Japanese fabrics. I've come to realise I need to go to Japan! After the market we went back to my place and stitched. I had forgotten how much fun it can be to sew together with other people. To top off the weekend my friend dragged me along to a yoga class which was great. I haven't been to a yoga class for years and I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Not that I have bad memories of yoga, I had just forgotten how relaxing and enjoyable it could be.
So that was my weekend. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that after yoga Toby, a friend and I watched an awesome documentary called It Sounds LikeTeen Spirit about Junior Eurovision. I didn't even know Junior Eurovision existed!