Monday, March 25, 2013

'7 Walks' ..in Yanchep and Two Rocks.....


Such a busy weekend with the Twilight Hawkers Markets on Friday evening and back down to Cottesloe on Saturday evening to take sunset shots of  Sculpture by the Sea (show you tomorrow), by the time I arrived home and downloaded the images I just couldn't seem to make choices, so I shut down the computer and went to bed, désolé! The highlight of the weekend was driving up to Yanchep, 56 kms north of Perth's CBD yesterday morning to meet fellow blogger who many of you know already as Angie in Yanchep and inaugural 'artist in residence' at Capricorn Community House Kirsten Biven who was working with the local community for the last month on a series of  'explorative art walks' which culminated in a community exhibition called '7 Walks'. Made up of 'discoveries' along the Yanchep and Two Rocks beaches, some in their rightful place but too many others only there because of the human tendency to treat the world like one big dustbin, grrrrr! my pet hate!

The exhibition is made up of collages, sketches and paintings, I suspect a few of the tops in the bottle top collage would have been there for a very long time, good job to whoever found them..the 'fruit' of the Banksia tree with the follicles opened to release the seeds, fascinating and slightly bizarre at the same time!


Kirsten also worked with the students at the Two Rocks Primary School, while we were there young James was showing his proud parents his contribution (above, bottom right), it really was very good. Encouraging young people in artistic endeavors can only be a positive thing oui!


Angie's artistic accreditation's are way too long to list here, but believe me they are impressive, a huge fan of digital manipulation Angie has 'created' many fabulous images including the two 'pop culture' and 'terraspheres' above, below left her innovative method of displaying some of her beach finds, including a snake skin, nice one!


Above, Angie on the right with Kirsten, and far right Capricorn Community House. You might recognize the painted sneakers above right, a little thing Angie likes to do to jazz up and individualize très ordinaire white sand shoes. Thanks Angie and Kirsten for the invite, I really enjoyed coming to visit..I hope that you've had, or are still having :) a good weekend, take care and stay safe.....





38 comments:

  1. What a fun weekend and you do go to the most interesting places! I do know of Angie -- we both participate in Shadow Shot Sunday and usually comment on one anothers posts. Looks as though you've had another busy as well as fun weekend!! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week, get some rest and hit the road again with camera in hand!!!

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  2. Bizarre, bizarre... Vous avez dit bizarre ? Mon cousin ?!

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  3. impressive photos...impressive exhibit! So much imagination :D

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  4. Looks like you had a good weekend!

    Quite an exhibit!

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  5. Call me crazy...my favorite shot is the tennis shoes!!!

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  6. I had the pleasure of visiting Yanchep (so many years ago). Explored the caves, and petted a wild kangaroo. Quite a memorable experience for a Yank.

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  7. I'm always in awe of people with such creativity. Well captured too Grace!

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  8. You did have a busy weekend, and I thank you for sharing the artistic endeavors of these very creative artists. I see a lot of unique things and do appreciate the effort to get kiddos involved. Lots of fun, Grace!

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  9. Impressive series, Grace, you had a nice weekend!

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  10. Such lovely names, places, people, G!


    Aloha

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  11. Very beautiful all these colour combinations. Great pictures.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  12. Looks like you have had a fun time there and also visited the Sculpture By The Sea! I'm impressed by the energy, Grace.

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  13. Gosh, there is so much to see here! Your visit paid off.

    And, yes, we can provide any breakfast you want, Grace!

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  14. Wow, I'm impressed. What wonderful pieces. I loved the "Coke" art and all the natural seeds and pods. I can see that it was well worth the trip.

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  15. This is creativity at its best!

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  16. Wonderfully fun and creative. I got some ideas for some of the bits of ephemera that I bring home.

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  17. Life must feel great where alike is happening.

    Thank you for the inspiration. Please have a good new week ahead.

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  18. That Banksia tree flower is fascinating. Gorgeous photos of numerous treasures:) Such talent both in front of and behind the camera!

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  19. This is almost overwhelming. I'd have to see it all in person. The art is organic. There's something cellular about most of it.

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  20. Great photos! Love the painted sneaker look.

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  21. I love what they've done with those 'found objects' - the bottle tops especially!! Yanchep is on our list for next time - there's just too many cool spots in the West to do justice to in one visit!

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  22. I love this art!And you got beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing, it's a very interesting exhibition!
    Léia

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  23. Lots of interesting snippets here from your great day out Grace ..... I love those painted sand shoes.

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  24. What an interesting exhibition! It's also great to meet fellow bloggers in person :)
    Duncan In Kuantan

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  25. I love that image of the coke cans under the grille.

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  26. hi grace. real maple syrup is definitely shipped all over the world but it's quite expensive even before shipping so i would imagine you'd be staggered by the price. and once you've tasted it you will want more...an expensive habit to start. i think aimee, once she tasted it, would begin inventing wonderful recipes to make with it. it truly is one of the most glorious tastes.

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  27. I'm glad she can turn something ugly into beautiful works of art, but it still makes me sad. She's a very talented artist.

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  28. i am looking forward to the paris flea markets which i assume is what your hawkers market is ... and what a memory jolt those painted 'keds' are ... when i was a teen i always tarted up my tennis shoes (that what we called keds) with drawings/designs ...

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  29. It was sooo good to meet up with you, Grace! You took some amazing photos, thank you. What else can I say but - AMAZING GRACE!!!

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  30. more interesting art! i like the old bottle caps and the cool tennis shoes, too. :)

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  31. Great! Love the top shot and the first mosaic.

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