Wednesday, February 16, 2011

GoMA re-opens

Discovered today that the Gallery of Modern Art at South Bank (Brisbane) has re-opened after flooding downstairs closed their doors., if you haven't already! Want an amazing day out packed with jaw dropping moments, hands on fun and yes...learning!? Visit GoMA to see the 21st Century: Art in the First Decade exhibition. The show features loads of heavy weights from all over the world including the likes of Kara Walker, Tracey Emin, Olafur Eliasson, Ai WeiWei, Tracey Moffatt, Julian Opie, Damien Hirst, Shaun Gladwell and the late Louise Bourgeois. For those still unsure or scratching their heads, let these keywords/phrases entice you:

- Flooded McDonald's
- Giant table of lego
- Room of Birds
- Super fun happy slide

Tom's Triangle
and Heroine in the Woods

The Book of Cowboys and Jungle Damsels and The School Play/The Skating Competition

New assemblage pieces

A Gorilla in the Room III and Belle Starr (with flowers)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tai Snaith's awesome assemblage work

Researchin' - 'STREET/STUDIO'

Found this book down at local library. Yes sometimes sandwiched between the multiple Picasso and Monet books, you can come across a gem. Street/Studio - The Place of Street Art in Melbourne (by Alison Young, Ghostpatrol, Miso and Timba) captures the tasty crop of new talent emerging from the lane ways of Melbourne. I was already familiar with the beautiful work of Ghostpatrol and Miso, but another artist in the book that made me swoon was Tai Snaith. Her illustration, collage and street based work draw on the absurd and sweet. One of my favourite combos...check her work!