Sunday, 11 December 2011

Philosophising and Art from the Streets

Sometimes you have to talk to find out what you think!

"The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it."
~~ Bertrand Russell

My friend Rosemary invited me to an exhibition on Cockatoo Island in Sydney on 7th December called "Outpost Project" - "Art from the Streets".
Below are some photos I took at this vibrant event. It was such an enjoyable day and we also treated outselves to a delicious lunch with a glass of wine and listened to some fabulous reggae music.


Mike Smith said...

Some fabulous photos there, Peggy. I must say Mrs Smith has adopted the 'sometimes you have to talk' philosophy - she swapped sometimes for constantly...

miruspeg said...

Thanks Mike!
I've got a bit of a reputation of talking till the cows come home!!

McMGrad89 said...

Sounds like you had a good day. There was definitely a wide variety of art displayed. I would have enjoyed that....along with the sandwiches and wine.

I made a big sandwich the other day and thought of you. it was very pretty. Took pictures, but now the downstairs computer is on the fritz. The upstairs computer is too slow for much other than email. Back to the computer technician I go.

Christine said...

Fabulous art Peggy, sounds like you had the perfect day. We're still waiting for some snow here!

Christine said...

I love your header photo btw.

miruspeg said...

Ahh Annemarie I have fond memories of those sandwiches you made with such a variety of fillings....yum!
Hope your computer is fixed soon, sounds like you need a laptop. :-)

Christine - I was captivated by the artwork and in awe of such talented artists. The headers photo was one of my favourite at the exhibition.
Hope it snows soon for you.....we are still waiting for some warmer summer weather....bit wet at the moment.

Chapter Forty said...

I totally agree that you have to talk through your thoughts to find out how your really feel and think about something.

Love the scale of those art works.

Anonymous said...

Well - I need not say how much I like talking - I think you know that! But the other important side of talking is listening - something I work at all the time. (As a chatterbox I have to.)

Went to a function recently and I concentrated on listening. When you go to a party where you hardly know anyone, it is far more interesting to listen than talk. After all I have heard all my stuff before and can think if nothing more boring.

BTW it is the easiest way of impressing someone - listen to them intently. Maybe that is why blogging is so addictive - we know we have been 'listened to' when we receive a comment!

Some amazing art there - I like the skull!

Cameron said...

Wow! Viewing art on this grand a scale must just leave you awestruck! What amazing creations....what talent...what a day :D

You are one person I know who knows how to enjoy herself!

miruspeg said...

CF - If I couldn't express my thoughts/feeling out loud I would be so miserable and probably depressed.
Also sharing good news is a wonderful experience too.
I was blown away by the size of some of the artwork too.

Stoneweaver - I have been practising my listening skills too. Being an effective listener doesn't just happen, it takes thought and thinking can be hard!
When we are in the same room I feel we both listen and talk equally which is very pleasing.
I loved the skull too, a real 3D clever. :-)

Cameron - I had no idea the exhibition was so grand. We stayed on the island for 5 hours, walking, photographing and enjoying the talented artists works. It was supposed to rain but my angel friends sent us fine day.......gotta love those angels!

Ninon Jean-Claire said...

Wow! Amazing concepts.

miruspeg said...

Ninon it sure was an amazing exhibition. It is only a short ferry ride from my home so I have put myself on their mailing list to be notified of future exhibitions.

Cockatoo Island is a heritage listed island in the middle of Sydney Harbour. It is a former imperial prison, industrial school, reformatory and gaol. It was also the site of one of Australia's biggest shipyards during the 1900's. Convicts build its two dry docks in the 1850's.

So much interesting history!