Monday, April 07, 2008

artist date #3

Each autumn I head to Werribee Park for the Helen Lempriere sculpture prize exhibition. There's something about a blue skied day, once the heat of summer has passed, that reminds me of this long standing event.

The work this year didn't grab me as much as previous ones but a few pieces stood out, without having to scream for attention.

Here's a snippet:

detail of Tim Spellman - Arts Ripple #2

detail of John Nicholson - Extended frequency (Fallen)

Nerine Martini - Life Boat/ Thuyền Cứu Rỗi

My pick: Guy Bottroff - A Model family (MCMLVI). A most amusing and well executed piece.

The exhibition closes 31st May. Werribee Park (and Mansion) is operated by Parks Victoria and an entrance fee applies.

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Blogger Melba said...

i must confess while i have never gone to them there parts expressly to see the lempriere exhibition, i have nevertheless seen a couple. once was when we went to joseph's the restaurant at the mansion for the birthday of clokes, the other time i think was taking the kids to see the big house.

did you know the big house was built by one scottish man for his beloved, who was back in the old country waiting to come out, and meanwhile married the dude's brother? not to worry, they all then lived in the house together.

quite a sweet story and truly romantic.

i like it that unconventiality existed back then as well.

and i also am amused by the model family piece.

1:28 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

I'd have loved to see the mansion before the catholic church took over the place. Ick!

The last Phryne Fisher novel I read was set at the mansion - it made a very amusing read.

3:52 pm  
Anonymous Helen said...

Have you been to the orchard? It's really something to see (and there should still be some pears and quinces.)

6:17 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Orchard? Does it lurk out the back beyond the washhouse? Will definitely look for it next year.

7:58 am  
Blogger Ann O'Dyne said...

I do agree with you that 'A Modern Family' is brilliant.

7:56 pm  
Blogger Lost in a reverie... said...

Thanks for the reminder that this is on! And yes, the Bottroff piece is fab.

3:39 pm  

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