Yesterday we drove down to Currumbin to view the “Swell” Sculpture festival, which showcases sculpture in an outdoor setting, on, or surrounding Currumbin Beach. The weather was perfect and the sculpture was truly amazing. Everyone in the Gold Coast/ Brisbane area should make an effort to go along. I’ve taken masses of pics, and here are some of my highlights (mostly everything!). All of them were beautiful in diverse ways, and some celebrated beach life, but many spoke about our relationship with the environment and this country. We personally loved “Stillness in time” (the pink discs) and “Save our seabed” (the colourful recycled plastics powered with a solar panel). It all finishes on Sunday.
Our day out yesterday offered some great scenic opportunities despite the weather. We visited the Canyon lookout and the spectacular Purlingbrook Falls lookouts. On the track is a board featuring aboriginal names and words linked to the area. The little Purling Brook itself gave us an unusual experience of watching little Water Boatmen guarding their territories in the quiet pools. They’re such tenacious little guys, each one with it’s own tiny place to protect….they’ll even have a tussle if needs be! I’ve included some more pics.
I’ve added a new article today for you to read. It refers to my latest paintings In the “Remembrance” series and gives an explanation of their meaning.
I’ve started to add some links to my copyright page…please check them out.
I’ve just added a new page, “Articles”, for you to read. It will have various articles, information,tips, and ideas. These will generally be linked from a post that I’ve made. So keep looking out for what’s new.
Looking forward to this show
This group exhibition features 14 local artists:
Opening event is 4/7/2014 from 6pm to 9pm. The exhibition continues to 23/7/2014.