Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Escape from Gotham.....!


Ever since I spotted the leg disappearing into.. or out of the window above I've been curious to find out more about what goes on in Gotham Studios. On Saturday I got my chance because as well as all the other events going on in the city it was Open House Perth weekend, can you believe it! Established in 1987 by a group of artists working together with the Department for Culture & the Arts, Gotham has provided a centrally located working space for artists in the inner city for over twenty five years.The artists rent and set up their own creative 'home away from home' on the first and second floor, there are also 'gallery' rooms for exhibitions.....
The studios along the James Street side of Gotham Studios have the best vantage point to see what's going on in Northbridge, would have been perfect to watch the Pride Parade that afternoon. Below looking across to the The Brass Monkey where after parade revelers were whooping it up.. I wouldn't mind renting a space here myself, I usually lie my canvas on the lawn and throw paint at it :)) Happy Wednesday, take care.....p.s. whenever I see the balconies of the Brass Monkey overflowing like this it makes me think of the heady days of the gold rush, so much has changed and yet some things remain the same oui!

28 comments:

  1. Terrific captures as always, Grace, and such fun, interesting looking studios!! Definitely art studios!! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy -- camera in hand, of course!!

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  2. Places like Gotham Studios are an excellent reuse of buildings and a fantastic resource for the arts community. When I was working in San Francisco, I was introduced to a place called Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard. It was an old Navy shipyard that had been turned into a huge community of artists. Twice a year they would have events called Open Studios where the public could come and see the artist's work spaces and the artist's could sell their creations. It was fun and a perfect resource for both.
    To answer your question on my site, the first Chihuly exhibit at the garden was 4 years ago and he is returning this year for another show. I did show a lot of photos from the first show and since that time I've found some other Chihuly installations that I've featured on my site. Also, the garden purchased the Chihuly towers sculpture from the first show and it is now a center-point near the entrance to the garden. I've had pictures of those towers on my site many times.

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  3. Wow, what a concept... publicly support arts ! Let there be more.

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  4. Grace, 2006 we met with fellow bloggers at Brass Monkey, how funny you mention it one day before we´re on our way to Perth, non?! (The way starts to Frankfurt first tomorrow morning).
    Can´t wait to escape this nasty weather and hopefully meet up with you :-) And Sami as well!

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  5. You had so much going on last weekend , Grace. It's so nice to have a studio surrounded by other artists!

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  6. Terrific article. You have a talent for investigative journalism with photos, Grace :). Anyone who was not in Perth only need look at your blog to see what has been happening. Super for far away folks like me too :).

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  7. Perth seems Paree under your lens! Such a cool place to be


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

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  8. What a great set-up this is and once again your pics capture it so well Grace! Joy x

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  9. I like the mood of that kind of place, very messy, creative, and artistic, of course!

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  10. What a cool place, Grace. I like your second looking thru the window ala Henri Matisse. I really like your street scene, too.

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  11. Those wild artists, I used to have a whole house for a studio back when people were buying art around here. Just something about a studio, the smells, the mess, yes it is wonderful!

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  12. An ideal space for working in!

    I hope you got plenty of pictures this past weekend. That kind of event is really worthwhile.

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  13. Let's hope artists get to use this space for another 25 years!

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  14. And here I thought Gotham was about Batman and New York City. This looks like fun. We have a city-wide artists studio open house in the summer, which I visit if I can.

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  15. Now that is clever Grace. Nothing like a leg wearing a red high heel sticking out a window to peak a photographers curiosity.

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  16. Reading this induces a little pain inside. I wish I'd invested in space like this and set myself up with a photographic studio and space to frame pictures.

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  17. I would love to visit this art studio, I'm always interested by art! Your pictures are great, thanks for taking us with you in this visit there. Love the second composition!
    hugs
    Léia

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  18. Interesting use for an empty space. I visited Spacecubed, who also make use of empty space, but not for arts but for entrepreneurs to network. Clever ideas!
    Those old balconies full of people actually worry me, I always imagine that they are going to collapse...

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  19. What a pretty place to visit, I like the last photo with the old building and that leg out of the window would intrigue me very much.

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  20. It is a great space for artists. At our soulless Docklands, I have argued for a row of old wharf sheds to be converted to modest accommodation for artists with art spaces and subsidised rent.

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  21. Every woman should have a pair of red shoes. Did you get to see the other "parts" of the woman, er leg, in the window?

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  22. Grace, you're making me fall in love with your city!

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  23. Sounds and looks like a great place to find new art.

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  24. I'm like Bob, I was thinking of Batman dada dada dada dada BATman (can you tell my age?! ;-) The building is simply fabulous, very exotic, a bit like out of a movie! And art... Well bl****** perfect!

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  25. It's wonderful when artists work together and can find inspiration from one another. It's even nicer when they open their doors and let the rest of us breathe in some of their magic.

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  26. It is always nice and interesting to see an artist at work. I like the way you composed the photo with the art & artist at work.

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