Saturday, 19 December 2015

Final Roy G Biv

This is the final month of the Roy rainbow colour posts and time for a big thank you to Julie and Jennifer who have organised it all. Good it has been to join in each time and fascinating to see all the photos and the thoughts put up by all the other bloggers.

Christmas has already started for us so we're away staying with our daughter and her family for the weekend, having Christmas five days early and building a trampoline in the rain! Photos for this post are therefore limited but here is one that seems to feature all the colours we've included over the years - an extraordinary light show on a mesmerising black and white ground by Brook Andrew seen in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia. 

        

Called Loop: A model of how the World Operates, it was completed in 2009 and occupied two complete walls of a gallery. I found it utterly mesmerising and it has stayed with me, coming regularly to mind at unexpected moments when I have little else to think about.

Brook Andrew is of the Wiradjuri nation and now lives and works in Melbourne. Quick research tells me that he uses graphic black and white in much of his work. Perhaps that is why it appealed to me so much. The explanation beside the piece described his work as (I paraphrase) a fascinating marriage of contemporary art practice and Wiradjuri language and the actions of memory and history that are so much a part of aboriginal culture. It was indeed extraordinary.

If I don't have time for another post before Christmas, this also comes with good wishes for a happy holiday to those who celebrate it and thanks to all for reading and commenting on my many posts over the year.





12 comments:

  1. Happy holidays to you, Margaret and all the very best for the new year.

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    1. Thank you, Marny for your good wishes ... and mine to you.

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  2. it's been nice to come across to your blog each month to discover pictures capturing the colours of Roy. It's been a great year. Merry Christmas and a New Year which brings you good health, happiness and prosperity.

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    1. I have similarly enjoyed finding your blog each month. I will miss the pleasure of all those varied photographs. I must make the effort to keep in touch with all those artists I've been introduced to.
      Happy Christmas to you too. Margaret

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  3. What an intriguing piece you feature this month, Margaret... And I love being able to make more of a connection with work I haven't actually experienced when reading about the thoughts it has inspired in another person. It's lovely when an artwork appears again & again in one's mind, and to contemplate further on it, and wonder about it...
    Happy holidays to you & your family!

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    1. This piece was fascinating - as indeed was the whole museum. I have many photographs and will do a full post when I have the time to consider what I saw. Happy holidays to you to.

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  4. This is a (as you put it mesmerizing) wonderful gift! I'm always stunned by the new, the beautiful art and visiting your site is chock full of fascinating posts. Thank you and I'll be stopping by in 2016.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments. It's always a pleasure to hear from you. Happy times to you! Margaret

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  5. I have so enjoyed all your holiday photos!

    Wishing you happy holidays!

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    1. Thank you Marja-leena ... and Happy Holidays to you too!

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  6. Hello Margaret, and happy holidays!
    I was (finally) replying to your comment on my ROY post (thank you!) and subsequently tried - unsuccessfully - to find you on Instagram. Would you mind sending me your details when you have a chance? And if there's any way I can help you to navigate Instagram, I would be happy to put my fledgling experience to the test (!)

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    1. Thank you very much, Lisa. Sorting out Instagram is one of my New Year tasks when the dust has settled. I will indeed call on your expertise if I need it ... Which I might well!

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