Friday, 31 October 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Here's another gratuitous shot of our beautiful coastline. The sculpture in the foreground is:

Leonard Sabol
Materials: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 180 cm x 120 cm x 80 cm
Artist's statement: "Obelisk" is a proof to myself that I can make anything of steel.

Here's a close up:
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Thursday, 30 October 2008

What is it?

For a better view and full explation of IMAG NE have a look at Sally's photo taken without stray elbows intruding. The circular sculpture intriguing these two gentlemen is:

Bob Emser, USA
Sky Catcher II
Materials: Stainless steer, aluminium
Dimensions: 185 cm x 100 cm X 25 cm

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Sculpture by the Sea

Despite the crowds, with a very long lens and a bit of patience it was possible to get some decent shots.

I don't pretend to understand modern art and a lot of it I don't like but there were several pieces exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea that I really liked. This is one of them, there's something very peaceful about it:

Steinunn Thorarinsdottir, Iceland
Materials: aluminium
Dimensions: 81cm x 50 cm x 75 cm
Artist's Statement: Look and see.

Here's a close up.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Sculpture Scrum

Those of you who follow Sally's blog will have seen her beautiful early morning photos of Sculpture by the Sea. The day I visited everyone else had the same idea and it was so crowded as to be uncomfortable. If you look carefully you'll see the walking track is packed with people as far as the eye can see. The wooden sculpture to the right of shot is:

Louisa Dawson
Social Climbing
materials: wood
dimensions: 375cmx180cmx100cm
artist statement: The tower of tables, joined with a staircase, explores the social functions of the dinner table, suggesting moving up the dinner table or escaping out the bottom.

The brightly coloured bottles turned out not to be a sculpture at all but a promotion for Liptons iced tea.

Monday, 27 October 2008


Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach on a hot, spring Sunday. Although its our best known beach internationally, its by no means my favourite and there are better beaches in Sydney.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

More Art and About

This untitled banner by Louise Hearman is my favourite of the Open Gallery street decorations, another part of Art and About. Unfortunately it was a windy day.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

The Sky is Falling

"The Sky is Falling", a Live Lanes installation as part of Art and About, a festival that brings art to the streets of Sydney each October.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Reflected sky in the Pool of Remembrance at the War Memorial.
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Thursday, 23 October 2008

BFF Award

I am surprised and thrilled that the wonderful Selim from Izmir Daily Photo has seen fit to award me the "Blogging Friends Forever Award". Thank you Selim, if I can manage to be half as good a photographer as you I will be happy.

Now it is my turn to give the award to five other bloggers according to the following rules:
1. Only five people are allowed
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award

But how to pick only five? After great deliberation I have chosen:

Dina in the Jerusalem Hills
Gallimaufry in Shimla
Meead in Portland
Jules in Rabaul
Sara in Mashad

Sandringham Gardens

Sandringham Gardens in Hyde Park.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Monday, 20 October 2008

And the Band Played On

NSW Railway Band entertaining commuters on their way home from work.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Train View (2)

Another view from the train - trackwork at "Sutherland bend". Note the scratched, dirty window.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Train View

View from the train. Not where I live, unfortunately. This is further south in the Sutherland Shire.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Journey (4)

Found it.

(The strange bloke with the box on his head is part of a promotion for a major Telco.)

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Friday, 10 October 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Almost Once, Brett Whiteley, black butt, timber and fibreglass.
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Thursday, 9 October 2008

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

A Different View

St Mary's Cathedral and Centrepoint Tower from a different perspective.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Sydney Life

Sydney Life is a photography exhibition held along the central walkway of Hyde Park as part of the annual Art and About cultural event, which brings art to the streets and laneways of the city.I particularly like these two - Wendy McDougall's Hanging at the Beach (above) and Paul Blackmore's Suburban Serpent (below).
But my absolute favourite is Scot McGale's portrait of a mother with her just born baby - New Sydney Life.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Cook and Phillip park

Another oasis in the city, Cook and Phillip Park. Every so often I realise just how lucky we are.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Scooting about

These days, due to the cost of petrol and the traffic congestion in the city, more and more people are riding scooters.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Theme Day - Lines

Power lines.
Click here to see how participants around the world interpreted the theme.