Sunday, July 27, 2014

More to Aboriginal art than connecting the dots...



Pink flamingo's.. nah! Six pink kangaroos.. absolutely :) I went into the city on Friday to find these flamboyant marsupials which were created by Melbourne Aboriginal artist Reko Rennie for the FORMPublic project earlier this year. The vibrant hot pink Andy Warhol inspired kangaroos are not just a great image said the artist, but 'one that everyone can relate to internationally as well as a powerful connection to our communities'. They weren't that easy to find tucked away on the windows of Westfarmers House below, but once found..wow!  


In the far background to the right below you can see the Bell Tower and in the foreground the Elizabeth Quay disaster development to which I noticed, the six huge bright pink kangaroos had their backs turned against.. that made me smile :) I'm looking forward to catching up and seeing what you guys have been up to while I've been away.. happy Sunday, take care...



 




30 comments:

  1. Oh, WOW!! These are awesome and what terrific captures, Grace -- as always!! Perth does look like a beautiful and fascinating city!! Would love to visit there! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!!

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  2. Congrats, Super Sleuth, for finding these. They do look a bit hidden...but they they sure do make a statement once found!

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  3. Ten-foot high, florescent pink kangaroos - difficult to find - really?

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  4. I LOVE these pink roos!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
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  5. These shocking pink kangaroos are pretty special, Grace! And, it is not just their backs the kangaroos are turning toward your least favorite development.

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  6. They are brilliant. Office buildings often have some really good public art within them, as no doubt you know.

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  7. They look perfectly natural in that setting. :-)

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  8. Kangaroos are interesting, but I would prefer to see them in the gallery than in the office.
    Grace, you showed everything very well.

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  9. Such beautiful kangas Grace - love the colour! I'm glad you found and shared them with us, thank you! xoJoy

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  10. Pink kangaroos have just made my day! I love them!

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  11. They remind me of Andy Warhol.

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  12. Those are fantastic! Your wonderful city is just chock full of art.
    Great photos also, they really show the vibrant colors.

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  13. What's that expression?... Oh yeah. "A day without pink kangaroos is like a day without sunshine"

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  14. You are back with a bang, Grace, nice to see :-)
    Great (and meaningful) art, too! Love it!

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  15. Wow, Grace, pink kangaroos, are they all feminine? :)

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  16. Welcome back. :)
    Wow, charming the post!

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  17. Kangaroos aare really brilliant... great colour excellent art for a modern building... Welcome back and a happy Sunday...

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  18. Yeah dear, in these pictures I found the Aboriginal Art that is beautiful, emotional and more than anything expressive. I loved it. Can you share some more drawings here?

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  19. I'm playing catch up too Grace.

    wonderful images.....so pink.....and huge LOL. I bet they are beautiful to see in real life.

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