Currently Crushing: Gallery walls

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Maybe the title to this one should not be ‘currently’ as I am always in love with some amazing wall galleries. Creating a gallery wall can be really intimidating. I know it was for me. The first time I made an attempt few years ago. I tried to do it freeform, without a plan. Just nailing and hanging as I went. The wall I used wasn’t big enough, or a good location. Just all wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

I love art, art prints, illustrations, and anything beautifully framed. Living in a small apartment I am constantly challenged to change our space. You can check out my own little gallery and how it was set up the right way here, which me and my husband did in our entry hallway not long ago, also more ideas here.

But now I am onto new ideas for the nursery room, which is more challenging as it is not a big room itself. But soon, yes soon, I will tackle this open task. I was thinking of laying out all my prints and illustrations on the floor and thus creating a specific layout that works for me. I will have to buy a few more frames and then the hammering can begin. Do you have a gallery wall? Any tips? Questions? Let me know!

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Vivid | Sydney’s Light Festival 2012

I would like to share a few photographs from the Vivid Festival from this year, taken by me. The festival seems to be getting better each year, if you have missed out this year make sure you visit next time around. These pictures are from my first visit and do not cover all the displays and artworks. You might ask what is Vivid Sydney? – Vivid Sydney is when city transformed into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas take over the city after dark usually starts around May and runs for two weeks.

As it colours the city with creativity and inspiration, Vivid Sydney highlights include the hugely popular immersive light installations and projections; performances from local and international musicians at Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House and the new Vivid Ideas Exchange at the MCA featuring public talks and debates from leading global creative thinkers.

‘For a night out with a difference, you can’t miss Vivid Sydney as a major celebration of all things creative.’ Vivid Sydney

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

New Museum of Contemporary Arts – We blogged about it here before. If you are visiting Sydney you must check it out.

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New Museum of Contemporary Arts

Opera House Dance

City Sparkle’s

Neon Light Dance

Artist Janet Laurence | Inspiration

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Artist: Janet Laurence| Location: Australia|

Sydney artist, Janet Laurence, is today best known for her site-specific installations. Often referred to as the “architects’ artist. Laurence is showing photographic works made up of multiple, overlapping panels. Some of the panels are clear, some aluminium, but most are Duraclear, a plastic photographic sheet. In a sort of doubling back on themselves, they both project colour and shadowy details on to the wall behind them, but also reflect their surroundings.

I was first introduced to Janet Laurence work while working on my final masters project (above). The project was University Art Museum at COFA. I researched Light, Shadow, Dark: immersion. Explored different approaches to viewing art that facilitates an intimate immersive experience. Exploration of where light meets dark results in shadowed spaces that form opportunities for contemplation and reflection.

[via Janet Laurence]