Saturday, September 27, 2008


While in Canberra I dropped in to the National Gallery of Art. They have a small but good collection of Modern Art, Contemporary, and New Stuff too. I was a little disappointed that they did not have one of my favourite Rothko's there (it's Marone and Black) and you can take non flash photo's there. When I lived in Canberra back in 2002, my ex girlfriend and I used to take pictures of Art without a problem, unless you used flash when taking a shot.

Some artists work that I liked were by Heather Ellyard 'Inventories and Commentaries' 2006 (oil on board, multi panel, text and pictures of great Artists; Jasper Johns 'Black Numeral Series 1968 (lithograph); Peter Graham 'Launch' 2007 (oil on canvas) transitional floating figures in this gohst form; and Eduardo paolozzi 'portfolio 'bunk!' 1972, colage looking pop screen print.

Jasper Johns 'Black Numeral Series 1968 (lithograph)

Eduardo paolozzi 'portfolio 'bunk!' 1972 Screen Print

Monday, September 22, 2008

Last Day at South Mission Beach

Today I woke up with this amber glow coming in to my bedroom, hitting my face, where I was staying and decided to run out to the beach to take some pictures and videos. It was around 5.45 when I woke up this.

Another view at the same beach, while waiting for Don and Karen to pick us up, and take us to the Cairns Airport.

James(Dad) and I, one last photo.

Wedding at Lugger Bay

Saturday 2oth
Here's some pictures of my Cousin Stephens Wedding at Lugger Bay in South Mission Beach.
There in Thumbnails because there's allot of them, just click on them to enlarge, enjoy.

We had to walk along this track on the coast to get to the beach where the Wedding was Held.

This is on of the many views along the way to Lugger Bay. The Island in the Background is Dunk Island.

This is looking down onto the beach.

This is the beach the ceremony was held in the mid centre on the right of this Picture.

Steven and Lauren in the Middle.

Signing on a park bench

Stephen, Don and Karen (my Uncle & Aunt)

They had a Margarita/Slurpy Machine but these were Virgins.

Lets Cut some Cake

Lets Dance

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Dunk Island

Saturday 20th

On Saturday Don and Karen(my Uncle and Aunt), Ian & Bev (Don and Karen's friends), James and I venture to Dunk Island.

This was the view we had coming into Dunk Island.

Dad and I at the Jetty at Dunk Island.

Some of the tropical rain forests of Dunk Island.

Don and James

Don the life guard watches James taking a dip on Muggy Muggy Beach.

For lunch James and I had a Seafood Basket.

After lunch we walked to another beach and saw Lugger Bay where Don and Karen, Stephen and Lauren and others are staying. Then we just lounged around on the beach, which unfortunately we don't have any pictures of. Back at the Lugger Bay we used a telescope to see the beach where we were sitting.

The view at Lugger Bay (Mansion) where Don and Karen, Stephen and Lauren and others are staying. It looks out to Dunk Island.

To Cairns We Go

Friday 19th
Canberra to Sydney to Cairns to Mission Beach

We met Don and Karen at Cairns airport but they were running a little late due to some road works outside of Mission Beach. We decided to go on a bit of sight seeing through some of the inland.

We had lunch here at Cairns Pierre.

After having lunch in Cairns, we followed some windy road up to Eacham Lake, where there were a few people taking a dip, and also it's famous for Turtles, which we spotted.
Milla Milla Falls

After Eacham we went to Milla Milla Falls, which were fantastic, but you couldn't swim there due to some bacterial problem. Then we went down through the Atherton Table Lands, which reminded him of Gippsland with there hills and dairy farms.

I can't remember where this was shot, but somewhere on the way down to the Atherton Table Lands.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My time in Sydney

The weekend I went to a few pubs around Surrey Hills and other places with my mate Jamie and his Sydney Friends. Sunday was a real day of rest, sleeping in and eating nachos.

On Monday I walked into the CBD via a very quiet Oxford Street, which is usually heavily populated in the evenings due to its night life. I checked out the Art Gallery of NSW and Museum of Contemporary Art. The Museum of Contemporary Art had a video exhibition called Video Logic which was very inspirational/motivational, and the Gallery of NSW had the Dobell Drawing prize. The rest of Monday I walked around the city, checking out some shops and buildings, including the new Apple shop. Monday night Jamie took me to Newtown for a couple of Pubs, Coopers and the Bank, with some pasta for dinner.

Tuesday I did the Tight Ass Tuesday and watched Tropic Thunder and In Bruges at Fox studios, with Tropic Thunder during the day by myself. Yes, no one else was in the cinema expect for myself. It kind of felt like a ghost town.

Here's some pictures of Me doing stuff.

This one at Circular Quay with a Sydney Opera House Hat

And here a very off centre picture of me at the Art Gallery of NSW .

I also wrote this on my other blog Streets of Melbourne about the lack of street art I saw in Sydney CBD and Surrey Hills.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Scrap Paper Wednesday # 5 - Tanks

Another drawing made during work hours. I was reading (at work) these articles about saving water, and I was thinking how hard it is to collect water for some of us lucky city dwellers, who live in place like apartments and with small backs yards. Where do you place a tank in that situation?