Captain Cook and a nice cup of tea.

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Last week I wrote about my experience of ‘Making Modernism‘ and promised I’d post about Captain Cook. Well here it is. For those that haven’t seen him yet, truly it’s worth a visit. Sitting in a somewhat wistful mood the great gloriously gleaming captain is captivating. Here check him out.

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Michael Parekowhai The English Channel. Captain Cook reflecting the harbour he sailed into some 250 years ago. A penny for his thoughts.

 

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Contemplating the legacy…

Heading down stairs I found my way to the contemporary art gallery having a sticky beak along the way into the rooms being prepared for the Archibald. Many paintings stacked and covered in bubble wrap is all I can say. I stumbled into a tour and went along for the ride for a while finding out more than I would have without the monologue. Here is one of the impressive pieces from the exhibition The National 2017: New Australian art.

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Death Zephyr by Yhonnie Scarce. A reaction to the Maralinga British nuclear tests in the 1950s and 60s.

So I spent a pleasant few hours wandering about heading out into the city and for a walk through The Domain.  It was cup of tea time (or at least something warm on this cold wintry day) and as I passed through the grounds of the old Sydney Hospital I spotted their cafe and had a seat. I can recommend the pot of green tea (importantly for me not a tea bag) and the pistachio friand. Ah it was nice to sit.

Until next time happy arting. Cheers!