Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Arty Vic Park..



It's been a while since we last went to Victoria Park.. I don't remember there being so many excellent sculptures. From the shot above can you guess what this might be, don't peek below :) Oui it is a reel of film.. even two reels..


.. but look, it 'develops' :) into.. a bench, how tres cool is that! A reminder 'of the golden era of movie theatre'.. 'The Real Seat' created by Mehdi Rasulle sits outside the old Broadway Movie Theatre, closed since 1964. I like it a lot!


Meet Penny and Pounder.. 'stamp emblems that date the construction of the Post Office'. The Penny Red? any philatelists out there who can add more? Just one of the many sculptures around WA created by Fremantle artist Greg James. That kanga has attitude :)


.. and last but definitely not least, a sculpture by Shaibu Kanyemba titled 'After the Rain' how could I not fall in love with this one. There isn't anything quite like the smell of rain after a long dry spell and the unfurling of plants starved of moisture, j'adore! Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. did I mention it's raining right now, luverrrly!


40 comments:

  1. Oh, I love these!!! And particularly Penny and Pounder!! So colorful and fun!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  2. I really like the film that develops into a bench. This area of the city looks so clean, I'm impressed.

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  3. I'd want a self portrait at that bench. Artsy fartsy!

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  4. That is a seriously cool artwork.

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  5. Love the bench but really like the other ones too, Grace! I see yesterday's mural in behind there.

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  6. The film reel is brilliant!

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  7. The sculptures are just charming!

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  8. Love them all, and will gladly use the bench on aBoB!

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  9. I like this incredible bench... It's a great sculpture;;;

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  10. I guessed right away. Soon enough, no one will recognise film reels! I want that kangaroo!

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  11. Artists must love Perth. It would be fun to visit to see all the festivals and exhibits. Years ago I was flying home from South Africa, and while sitting at the Johannesburg Airport I sat next to a reserved but elegant woman who had left SA during apartheid to settle in Perth. My impression of Perth and its citizens was influenced by this refined older woman with whom I enjoyed a delightful conversation . I often think of her when I see your posts.

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  12. In can tell that you enjoyed the rain! Such a clever sculptor that "real" one!

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  13. That Kanga does have attitude! I especially like the slice of negative on the bench! What a fun artsy corner that's got to make folks pause to enjoy, and capture of course!

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  14. Very good Grace, I love the movie rolls/ bench, what a clever idea...

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  15. The film reel is clever. The birds seem to like it too.

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  16. So much creativity in your neck of the wood!



    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  17. The kangaroo definitely stands out!

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  18. Love the film reel and bench. We need those here.

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  19. Really cool bench sculpture! Boy, did it rain... Wonder if the Galah has been found.

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  20. And a photo lab across the street. Is it still in business?

    I never learned much about shooting film. Digital through and through.

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  21. Those two film reels that extend into a seat are very cool Grace.

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  22. That reel of film bench is fantastic and I noticed the Fuji Film sign in the background of the second shot. How appropriate. Penny and Pounder are adorable and After the rain is beautiful. Enjoy the rain. I'm wishing we had some here.

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  23. The film reel bench is very creative!

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  24. You are lucky to have so many nice street sculptures! I especially love that bench.

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  25. You have the best sculptures and murals over there. I love the movie reels

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  26. I knew the Kangaroo and Swan, but hadn't yet seen the others. Love that movie reel and bench, very clever!

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  27. The film bench is really neat, 70mm and 35mm or 35mm & 16mm? Forget the sculptures with such a wonderful looking Post Office building. You live in a beautiful place Grace.

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  28. I am always amazed how many wonderful sculptures and art you have at your place. That bench with film reels is so great as the others as well. BTW rain can be very boring too...., but enjoy it.

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  29. Your sure live in a arty place. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  30. Is there a place in Perth without Art?
    Another gorgeous series, Grace!

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  31. A very unusual bench ! Would you allow me to link it ? As I like both cinema and benches , this one is kind of a dream ! :o)
    The animals are fantastic too ! I agre with Karl , about art and Perth..

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  32. Awww, beautiful arty pieces, Grace!
    Right, this time we missed out on Victoria Park... and the rain!

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  33. Brilliant street sculptures. The film evolving into a bench is magnificent.

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  34. They are very emotional objects for me, film reels and a bench !!!
    I want to get it. :)

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