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OutpostDecember 12, 2011
On Sunday R and I visited Outpost , a street art exhibition on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour. It was overcast, gloomy and drizzling whi...
On Sunday R and I visited Outpost, a street art exhibition on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour. It was overcast, gloomy and drizzling which I suppose was fitting for the whole de-constructed warehouse, grungy vibe the island has going on. (It used to be a prison and shipyard.) This of course went perfectly went with the art on display.
We visited most of the exhibits in under an hour before it closed which was probably because we didn't exactly stand in front of all the murals pondering their profound meanings, unlike some of the other visitors. You know those overhead conversations in art galleries?
Stranger 1: This one is amazing. My favourite so far.
Stranger 2: Oh yes! Just look at the layers, the detail. Simply amazing.
Stranger 3: Love the technique, so intricate. Especially up close... it's such a complex piece.
We overhead this exchange from some arty types. Perhaps we were missing a certain enthusiasm but it was really just a jewel-toned mural of a girl with fish. Anyway, whilst R kept making comments like "this one is so artsy-fartsy" or "a 5 year old could have built this", some of the work on display was pretty cool and it was nice to wander around and discover a few really stand-out artworks.
After traversing through all the warehouses and squelching through puddles we caught the ferry back and had dinner- big bowls of steaming ramen. So good.
Also, i'm sorry I haven't been posting much. I actually have a bajillion photos of the stuff I got up to on the weekend which I will post up soon. It's feels pretty full on working every day and then going out on the weekend, and some weeknights. In between all that I just want to go home and crawl into bed and curl up in foetal position. Rest. I think I need it as I'm starting to get a bit rundown.
But! I will find some time to sift through my hard-drive and come up with a few photos to show you all. I haven't even looked at any of your blogs at all recently, nor have I tackled my gigantic to-do list or my email inbox so I need to do that. Baby steps, baby steps.