Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Monthly Poetry Challenge - March



dancing gold charms, strung beside pearls
a tiny locket, meets a tiny girl
the sailor's anchor next to the cross
a starfish matches the red rose across
the moon touches the sun with her dainty face
and a heart with a tiny emerald encased
bumps the clover and the oval initial pendant
and the seahorse and horseshoe that cram in to fit
gold links and a clasp to keep in the wish
to visit the Eiffel tower far bigger than this.



I wasn't sure if there would be a poem this month, well, one I was pleased with.  I wrote the following on the 20th of March.  I found myself alone at work for a second (what a gift!) and pulled out a pen and paper from my bag and scribbled this down.  I don't know how it works.  I just know you always have to be ready.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

GOMA 2020 - 'Water'

Cai Guo-Qiang Heritage
Cai Guo-Qiang
Heritage


Ben and I visited GOMA as an extended Anniversary outing.  Normally I'm content to wander all their amazing free exhibits but we decided to treat ourselves to their paid exhibit 'Water' and I'm so glad we did!  I was worried this post was too heavy with spoilers but I just saw that GOMA is now closed due to COVID-19 so if you didn't get a chance to go (or aren't local) hopefully, these photos provide some lovely eye candy for you! 



Wakulyarri Jukurrpa (Rock Wallaby Dreaming)
 Jimija Jungarrayi Spencer + Paddy Jupurrurla Nelson (Warlpiri people)
Wakulyarri Jukurrpa (Rock Wallaby Dreaming)

Cai Guo-Qiang Heritage
Cai Guo-Qiang
Heritage

QAGOMA

Vera Möller, Vestibulia
Vera Möller
Vestibulia

Olafur Eliasson
Riverbed 

Kimio Tsuchiya moon
Kimio Tsuchiya
moon

Cai Guo-Qiang Heritage
Cai Guo-Qiang
Heritage

Roman Signer Ladder with Barrel
Roman Signer
Ladder with Barrel

Cai Guo-Qiang Heritage
Cai Guo-Qiang
Heritage


David Medalla Cloud Canyons No. 25
 David Medalla
Cloud Canyons No. 25

Cai Guo-Qiang
Heritage

Mata Aho Collective Kiki Moana
Mata Aho Collective
Kiki Moana

Cai Guo-Qiang
Heritage

Judy Watson wanami
Judy Watson
wanami

Trevor Paglen Tapped Undersea Cables, Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean
Trevor Paglen
Tapped Undersea Cables, Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean

Paul Blackmore Edge (Heat series)
Paul Blackmore
Edge (Heat series)

Patrick Pound Divers (left) Divers (right)
Patrick Pound
Divers (left)
Divers (right)


Vera Möller, Vestibulia
Vera Möller, Vestibulia


Rosemary Laing Groundspeed (red Piazza #2 2001)
Rosemary Laing
Groundspeed (red Piazza #2 2001)

Cai Guo-Qiang Heritage
Cai Guo-Qiang
Heritage

Makarrki – King Alfred’s Country
Birmuyingathi Maali Netta Loogatha, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Warthadangathi Bijarrba Ethel Thomas, Thunduyingathi Bijarrb May Moodoonuthi, Kuruwarriyingathi Bijarrb Paula Paul, Wirrngajingathi Bijarrb Kurdalalngk Dawn Naranatjil, Rayarriwarrtharrbayingathi Mingungurra Amy Loogatha
Makarrki – King Alfred’s Country

Joanne Currie Nalingu. “Maranoa River: Life Lines”
Joanne Currie Nalingu
Maranoa River: Life Lines


King Alfred’s Country
Makarrki – King Alfred’s Country

Garry Namponan Yellow-patched camp dog
Garry Namponan
Yellow-patched camp dog

spencer finch Mediterranean sea (afternoon effect)
Spencer Finch
Mediterranean sea (afternoon effect)

Olafur Eliasson RiverbedOlafur Eliasson
Riverbed 

Cai Guo-Qiang Heritage
Cai Guo-Qiang
Heritage

Wakulyarri Jukurrpa (Rock Wallaby Dreaming)
Jimija Jungarrayi Spencer + Paddy Jupurrurla Nelson (Warlpiri people)
Wakulyarri Jukurrpa (Rock Wallaby Dreaming)



Vera Möller, Vestibulia
Vera Möller
Vestibulia


David Maropoondin Sitting ku' (Camp dog)
David Maropoondin
Sitting ku' (Camp dog)

Wakulyarri Jukurrpa (Rock Wallaby Dreaming)
 Jimija Jungarrayi Spencer + Paddy Jupurrurla Nelson (Warlpiri people)
Wakulyarri Jukurrpa (Rock Wallaby Dreaming)

Fiona Foley Dispersed
Fiona Foley
Dispersed


Coolamon water carrier
 Coolamon water carrier


Olafur Eliasson Riverbed
Olafur Eliasson
Riverbed

Cai Guo-Qiang Heritage
Cai Guo-Qiang
Heritage

Vera Möller Vestibulia
Vera Möller
Vestibulia

Cai Guo-Qiang  Heritage
Cai Guo-Qiang
Heritage

William Forsythe's The Fact of Matter
William Forsythe's
The Fact of Matter

Dhuwarrwarr Marika, Rirratjingu (Miliwurrwurr people)  Milngurr
Dhuwarrwarr Marika, Rirratjingu (Miliwurrwurr people)
Milngurr

Olafur Eliasson
Riverbed

Cai Guo-Qiang
Heritage 

Naomi Hobson A Warrior without a Weapon
Naomi Hobson
A Warrior without a Weapon

Cai Guo-Qiang Heritage
Cai Guo-Qiang
Heritage

Vera Möller Vestibulia
Vera Möller
Vestibulia

Cai Guo-Qiang Heritage
Cai Guo-Qiang
Heritage

Megan Cope RE FORMATION (Noogoon/St Helenna Island)
Megan Cope
RE FORMATION (Noogoon/St Helenna Island)

Olafur Eliasson
Riverbed

 Trevor Paglen  Tapped Undersea Cables, Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean
 Trevor Paglen
Tapped Undersea Cables, Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean

Wukun Wanambi Larrakitj
Wukun Wanambi
Larrakitj

Cai Guo-Qiang Heritage
Cai Guo-Qiang
Heritage

Cai Guo-Qiang
Heritage

I may have gone overboard with photos of the exhibits, 'Heritage' and 'Riverbed' but they truly took my breath away.  I applaud GOMA for always taking big risks and making an art gallery which is super fun and immersive.  If you want to see the making of Riverbed you can watch it over here - amazing!