mixed media and organics – Museum and Art Gallery, Perth, Western Australia

The following are a mix of the collections of both the Perth Museum and the Perth Art Gallery both of which are within the Perth Cultural Centre.

There is a wetlands garden between the two precincts.

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And this guy is called the Caller, for the obvious reasons!

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Now, regular reading of the fabulous Flamingo Dancer are aware of my stick list – a list of the people who I am going to hit on the last day. That last day may be my last day at work, or anywhere, or life itself, but cross me and emblazoned you will be. GOM made the list this week for saying the dino bride looked like his mother in law (I am the perfect mother in law, naturally. Ask anyone, I will tell you.)

So, can you imagine my joy when I cam across this little guy sitting in his acrylic display box, in a corner? Be still me beating heart.

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Stick by David Shrigley circ 1996
STICK. Cement fondue, enamel paint

It was a red letter day for this Flamingo Dancer. Of course this guy doesn’t have the flair and beauty of my stick, but the knowledge that one has created a cultural icon that others aspire to recreate is soul stirring, and ego building, to say the least!

Back to the more mundane art of the common people

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 Sorry, I didn’t get the details on this pair, as some Asian tourists kept lining their family up in front of the catalogue card and so I just moved on for their safety. (I knew where the stick was by this time and was not adverse to breaking the glass in an emergency).

Flatland by Joanna Lamb

Flatland by Joanna Lamb

Flatland is a perfect representation of middle class Australia, where the houses remain all the same to this day. Street after street, suburb after suburb.

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Wedgwood

Wedgwood

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Bunny by Ralph Pearce

Bunny by Ralph Pearson

Sorry the colour is not accurate, but it was the gallery lighting, a point and shoot camera and no flash.

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Just a step to the left outside the gallery is the roof top garden. (I am guessing the rooftop is to the car parking garage!)

In fact the raised  plots are both flowers, vegetables, herbs and fruit trees.

In fact the raised plots are both flowers, vegetables, herbs and fruit trees.

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Oh look the big bad CBD, where the ordinary people toil

Oh look the big bad CBD, where the ordinary people toil

Saturday we are hanging out with a bunch of monks, so that should make for some interesting reading…

12 thoughts on “mixed media and organics – Museum and Art Gallery, Perth, Western Australia

  1. Looks like you’re enjoying Perth. I’ve been once – when I was 4 y.o. There is a B&W photo of a scrawny kid feeding the black swans with his father dressed in a ’40s baggy suit and hat (despite the actual date of late ’50s). The photo should probably should be in the museum, as should its subject – in the dinosaur display. Ratty.

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  2. LOL at The Stick sculpture! It’s almost as if they were waiting for you to come along and assume your true place as ruler of Perth. Maybe there was a throne somewhere in there as well.

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