Monday, July 11, 2011

Art and music in Halls of Learning.....!!

I went with my sister to an art show yesterday held at UWA , (University of Western Australia), beautiful old buildings that have been around since 1911 (I know, not long at all by European standards!) the  perfect setting for local artists to show off their talent.  Strolling around the grounds in the cold winter sun, string music playing, browsing through an abundance of brilliant paintings, jewellery, pottery and glassware was a very nice way to spend the morning. My sister's friend Kerstin was there showing her individually handcrafted glass bowls, clocks,plates and other bits and pieces (Bits of glass), her style as you can see is colourful and eclectic. Oh to be so talented would be nice.....!!

35 comments:

  1. Heard that this was a great show Grace. Love Kerstin's glassware. Wonderful to see such talent and skill.

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  2. Sounds like you had a great time!

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  3. I am certain the Art show was wonderful, especially with the string music playing. Seeing the products of the local artists would have been great fun too. No matter the age of the building, it is beautiful and very impressive looking. As for the “cold winter sun”, seems difficult to believe since here at our home in northern NY State we are experiencing hot and humid temps. Enjoyable post, thanks for sharing.

    John
    relaxedrush.blogspot.com
    connectedtothevinephotography.blogspot.com

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  4. Isn't it grand to go exploring with one's sister?

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  5. What a lovely day out Grace - I love rambling around universities especially with the added bonus of music.

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  6. The cello cases look like cartoon spectators.

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  7. Music and art, what a great way to spend the day!

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  8. Musical arts in the city streets. It gives a great atmosphere. For us in this practice is not. In the capital city - Prague, sometimes yes. I miss it. I like art. Greetings! Peter.

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  9. I love, love cello music - and artsy glass stuff is high on my LIKE list, too!

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  10. Marvelous, creative use of colour a nd pattern in those clocks! And love the old building!

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  11. lovely ambiance captured in both!

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  12. Methinks I would really have enjoyed this. I also like the architecture. From the thumbnail, I thought it was Italy, forgive me!

    Is it so cold that some people look dressed for Siberia while others aren't?!!

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  13. 1911 is not at all old, but it does look a fine old building and real music on tap too. I love Kerstin's colourful art.

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  14. We may have older building, but they are rarely so well kept. It seems a perfect place for an art show. The clocks are very nice!

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  15. is a real pleasure to visit your blog, I is considered offensive by a few, as the visitors have now passed the 850,000 to be something right?
    a hug from Reus Catalonia

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  16. The first photo must be in Florence or Milan, great.

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  17. Time marches on for us all. Creative clocks.

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  18. Art shows are always great and that building is absolutely wonderful, love that balcony(?) and the arches below! Great architecture.

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  19. Art and music...I really love both! You're photos are fantastic! Especially think the little audience in the first photo is cute! Great smiles all around :D

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  20. Love the fused glass art clocks! How much fun it is to knock around with a sister (or several)... The architecture in the first photo looks like it is in Europe. I need to see more of Perth, me thinks!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  21. Seems a great way to spend time with your sister :-) Those glass clocks are gorgeous!

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  22. I agree with some others- it looks SO Italian in style- lovely!

    Chrissy
    http://mancunianwave.blogspot.com/

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  23. I would have LOVED to have been there! The fused glass looks sooo interesting.

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  24. What a wonderful way to spend a day!

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  25. We were doing the same thing this weekend but it was 30˚C here! Love the idea of the music as you wander about.

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  26. Belos registos...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  27. all this & kangaroos!



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  28. I like the courtyard and the musicians. It must have been an enjoyable way to pass a few hours.

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  29. I like those glass things. Beautiful building as well.

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  30. Leave it to Bob C. to see the cases along the wall. What fun.
    I love the street musicians in Paris and aren't you lucky as well. Sadly not so much in my city.
    V

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  31. Yep, summer is a time for musicians!

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  32. How amazing! I love those clocks - they're so cool!

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  33. Just like Ash, I love these arty clock`s too.

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  34. A bargain at only $120 - $150! You might be envious of Kerstin's creativity, but she probably feels the same about your photography:-)

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