Tag Archives: sculpture

By river bends

I was headed towards the Brisbane River, but on the way spotted The Brolgas by Lindsay Daen, stationed in the middle of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. It stood before a bamboo grove. The inspiration for the work came from a shipwrecked sailor who once lived with Aborigines for seventeen years. Continue reading By river bends

Art in the woods

Replicas of squatters’ cabins were sculptured along Maplewood Flats off the Burrard Inlet in the exact location where they  originally stood during the 1940s. Hovering over the tidal mud flats, the cabins on stilts housed a community of squatters who, by the 1960s, were hippies, artists and displaced loggers who craved nature and self-sufficiency. Continue reading Art in the woods

Crossing from one gallery to the next

Brisbane no longer has one art gallery. In an adjoining building, was the modern art gallery of more than ten years, The Goma. This one seemed to excite the many students visiting the gallery far more than the subdued original site. Continue reading Crossing from one gallery to the next

Sidney Street Sculpture

Centaur — Philip Organ (above photo)

North of Victoria on Vancouver Island, was the relaxed town of Sidney. Situated right on the sea on the eastern side of the island, I couldn’t help notice some of the unique art that dotted the landscape. Continue reading Sidney Street Sculpture

Airport Art

Artist: Bill Reed

Vancouver Airport is an easy structure to navigate, but have you ever noticed the art? There are a large number of Inuit carvings enclosed in glass cases that run along the railings, and the sound of running water is an art unto itself. Continue reading Airport Art