These spectacular skirts were displayed so they appeared to float and were covered in artwork by descendants of Albert Namatjira. The skirts and corresponding water-colours were certainly reflective of Albert's beautiful landscapes………..
The canvases in the other spaces were enormous and truly spectacular……..
This was my most favourite piece and I sat in front of it at length. The view was the landscape from above but also from the horizon. It was very hypnotic and peaceful and I could definitely enjoy these on my walls……….
Some textile art ……...
And a very poignant message………..
As you entered and exited the display this incredible glass installation left one gasping. In all there were 2,000 pieces of hanging hand blown glass creating "Thunder Raising Poison" to represent the cloud of the bomb blasts at the site of the secret British nuclear tests at Maralinga in the 1950's. It took two men on scaffolding 13 days to install these glass yam shapes under the guidance of the artist Yhonnie Scarce. Every piece was numbered and hung in a precise location. You can read more at the link which includes an interesting video…….
Thanks Kay for inviting me - I am so glad I went! Here at home I have finally completed the last stitch for the Beatrix Potter book projects, so soon I will retreat 'underground' to do all the typing. For now we are still putting up with more scorching heat where we recline when we can outside in the cool of the early morning and watch the wonderful peaches ripening as they hang over our back fence!…….
This will be my last post before I leave for Japan in just 3 sleeps to see the Tokyo Quilt Festival….and of course including the two special William Morris and Beatrix Potter inspired displays. See you then!