You'll also be aware of my museum/gallery trip.
The company i work for lost a lot of people to voluntary redundancy - the climate has been quite intense, so i really appreciated being able to 'regroup' out and about.. here's a peek.
First stop: The Museum of Sydney's Homefront exhibition.
Looking at Sydney during World War II. (Now in it's last week - finishing Sept 9)
It was wonderfully curated, from the actual gasmasks, to archival film, to advertising, ration books and items from people's personal collections. There's even a wedding dress sewn from mosquito nets.
Really worth seeing if you haven't already.. and are in town.
|I enjoyed sitting here a while and listening to music from the era while reading|
a book on how to cook with rations.
|A few handcrafted items were on display including this felt soldier.|
|Detail from a Margaret Preston painting.|
I was so pleased that someone had designed something to please the kiddies..
a pop out spitfire! Happy to place that on my mantelpiece.
|This was a lovely (quite large) subtle piece collaged from tea stains... hmmmm|
|This was part of the mending project - complete with table and someone "mending" stuff.|
|This was captivating - 365 sculptures created from shredded Thai bank notes|
|A close up from the cabinet above.|
Well it did the job nicely. Regrouped ready for the week.