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.


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



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.

Death Zephyr

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!