AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Monday, October 4, 2010

Balnarring Art Gallery Sign

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Sign for a tiny art gallery at Balnarring, Mornington Peninsula.
The sign design seems strange because most of the gallery's work is dominated by the work of Aboriginal/Koori artists from a remote community called Utopia in the Northern Territory.
This ochrey, earthy-toned work features a series of dots in intricate designs that tell a story or a legend.
Mellow Yellow Monday #89

Loud and bright and bold
Outlet for Koori artists
Traditional work

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A separate sign advertises the Aboriginal element in the gallery.
There is a touch of yellow dots round the outside of the circles.
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Gattina said...

Would have loved to see the exposition ! I just came back from an exposition where you have to follow a path which leads you from house to house where artists expose their works.

Gizelle said...

There's a certain something in abstract works that I look into before liking them...this piece has that, really like it!

Lesley said...

The first sign is very eye catching! I was quite taken with the dotted aboriginal art when I first visited Australia - I wish I'd been able to buy some.

Kim, USA said...

For sure there are a lot of impressive art work in that event. Great shot!
Fishes & Bird

Stephanie V said...

And John Lennon would have enjoyed the show, too! Nice find.

mARTy said...

I love the first sign , too;-) so power- and colorful! happy day

Kay L. Davies said...

I like the yellow dots.
I also like the John Lennon Commemorative sign because I had just been thinking:- in less than two months I'm going to be a Beatles song.

Kay, Alberta

Francisca said...

These are for sure the kind of expositions and small art galleries I like to visit. Nice posters. Am late to the MYM party. :-)

gemini said...

I love your post....very..very...exotically attractive.



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