Summer Daze

January is a languid month here in Australia. particularly with the mercury rising, the cricket on the tv, kids at home and many people taking there annual leave. It's not a great time for exhibitions so it's an opportunity for some nice road trips and long afternoons spent in large mausoleum-like galleries and museums around the place. We are hoping to pile the kids in respective cars and head up to Bendigo Art Gallery to see the rare work of 1950's textile artist Michael O'Connell, maybe later this week when the weather breaks a little.

My beloved spent several seasons as a fisherman and so sees himself as a bit of a seafarer so it will be easy to get him down to Morning Peninsula Regional Gallery to see their Sea of Dreams show. All about the impact and influence of Port Phillip Bay at the turn of the 19th Century.

I'll be visiting a pal in Frankston so I'll make a point to stop off at the McClelland Gallery in Langwarrin to see the ceramics on show as part of the Senini Student Award.The work of 2011's award winner Kerry Peterson was a highlight for us at the RMIT ceramics graduate show. A little bit of craft, a little bit of art, a little bit of driving. Summer in the city/country is here. RAMONA

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