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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Basilica reflections..

Constructed in glass and mirror Brookfield Place has to be the best spot in town for taking reflection shots. Above looking into Basilica can you tell what's real and what's reflection? Bit of a clue, the man sitting at the bar to the right is not a reflection but a poster.The shot below just because I like it, hipsters are alive and flourishing in Perth :) What are you up to this weekend? I'm having the laziest weekend I can get away with, after the past two garden/house-painting weekends I think I deserve it! Take care and stay safe..

Friday, October 9, 2015


It was that kind of morning.. early, warming up to 30C but not nearly there yet. Sitting beach-side with a coffee and muffin from SOcafé at Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club five minutes from home. To the right pristine beach as far as the eye can see, not a cloud in the blue sky and to the left... a hairy chien a little distracted by my breakfast, he had no chance :) Hope you have a fab Friday, take care and stay safe...

Thursday, October 8, 2015

'May They Be Remembered For A Blessing'..

 The Jewish War Memorial in Kings Park was erected in 1920 'to honour soldiers of the Jewish faith who died in WWl, a plaque added in 1953 to commemorate those who died in WWll'.  Designed by sculptor Pietro Porcelli 'the Ionic column is crowned by a globe of copper bearing the Star of David, and on each corner of the column the Lion of Judah. It's one of my favourite memorials but because of it's height reaching up into the ancient tree at it's side, one of the hardest to get a clear shot. I was happy last week to catch a group of scouts keenly studying the history of the monument, always good to see. Happy Thursday, shalom..

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

'What if you were me'.. social experiment?

I'm not really sure of it was a social experiment or not, but it was a first sighting for me on St. Georges Terrace and you know how I love the terrace :) On Friday in front of Central Park, Perth's tallest skyscraper in the heart of the corporate business area, a woman (if the shoes are anything to go by) sitting covered in a blanket, the sign 'what if you were me' and a mirror for passers-by to reflect the question.

Perth people are renowned for their generosity when it comes to supporting good causes, so it was a little surprising after watching for quite a while the number of people hurrying by, glancing but not stopping. Didn't notice if the guy taking photos below donated or not, I hope so, very uncool to take photos and not contribute don't you think?

Also interesting to note that while I was watching the only person to drop in some dosh was a 'tradie' in amongst the sea of 'white collar workers'. To my horror when I bent down to put some money in, there was much clicking of cameras, this is what made me suspicious that it might be an experiment, and the thought of my derrière appearing anywhere was more than a little disconcerting, hilarious :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...

Monday, October 5, 2015

Like an arrow through the heart...

 Never to be seen again.. nothing makes you die
Like an arrow through the heart... Bee Gee's

We've all had our heart broken at least once right! I've seen this mural so many times on Newcastle St. but as it's mostly business parking on this busy road I haven't stopped. I really like it so last week I made the effort to find a park and take a few pics.  Painted on a wall adjoining an overgrown vacant plot and with the weather a little cloudy it was the perfect touch of pathos don't you think :) Did I mention that after a weekend of painting every muscle in my body hurts, it's true! Hope your weekend was/is a little more relaxing than mine, happy new week, take care and stay safe...

Sunday, October 4, 2015

There's painting.. and then there's painting!

So many brilliant and highly diverse portraits! You can see the winners of the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture here. Although I could take photos it was suggested I not take close-ups of individual portraits, rather wide views, that's fair, I was just happy to be able to show how wonderful these works look hanging in the beautiful space that is the city Linton and Kay Gallery. Some of my favs were the portrait of Tom Gleisner, to the left above, by Sam Deakins and the beyond fabulous portrait of Nic Naitanui who apart from being a pretty good footy player :) is an all round good guy and a positive role-model. Painted by Jerome Davenport who's work you have seen here many times.. pull it in and have a closer look, so good!

Do you recognize Janet Holmes a Court renowned Australian businesswoman and philanthropist by artist Rachel Coad and the strong image of Burt Admiral by contemporary portrait artist Joshua Miels, pull it in and have a closer look, stunning.

Always good to see young artists encouraged.

As for moi, if you've been wondering where I've been and what I've been up to this weekend.. up a ladder with a paintbrush in my hand not painting portraits :) All this exertion has to stop, it's bloody blooming exhausting! Big catch up today.. happy Sunday, take care and stay safe... p.s. I bet you're out there having a fun weekend right!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Salon Des Refusés...

In the city yesterday to see the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture exhibition at the Linton and Kay Galleries on St. Georges Terrace, more about that tomorrow, slipped over to Brookfield Place to see portraits in the Salon des Refuses exhibition.  A 'stand-alone exhibition of works that narrowly miss out on being finalists of the highly acclaimed Black Swan Prize'. Brookfield Place is all glass and mirrors, perfect for reflections :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend whatever you're up to, take care and stay safe...
Visit James here to see more reflections from around the world..

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