Sydney on the Fly 2

These two artworks caught our attention in the “Glorious” exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, which we featured yesterday. The large and rather Chinese style painting above is “Blossom gatherers II” by Indian/English artist Raqib Shaw. The 17th century Japanese screen below depicts Flowers of the four seasons” starting with the New Year on the right.

Sydney on the Fly


We recently had a one day layover in Sydney, breaking the long journey between Perth and Los Angeles. As usual, our first port of call in Sydney was the Art Gallery of New South Wales. After having coffee and pear slice in the cafe, we looked around the “Glorious” exhibition.

This exhibition features a wide range of interesting artworks and artforms from many parts of Asia. We even folded some simple origami. The exhibition runs through to next year and is well worth a visit.

Winter Sky


We were in central Perth earlier this week and stopped look at this unusual artwork, installed in Forrest Place. It is part of the Winter Arts Festival and is by Geoffrey Drake-Brockman. It is titled Sky and was inspired by Perth’s winter skies – though at the time the sky was unbroken blue and looking decidedly unwintry.

The artwork is amusing to photograph, since it responds to people walking past and collapses when there is no-one nearby. It will be there until June 15 and should be a great hit with children.