Part 2: Art in Sydney, Australia by da-AL

View of Sydney Harbor Bridge from Sydney Opera House by Khashayar Parsi.

Night or day, Sydney, Australia is beautiful and fascinating. For one thing, their Art Gallery of New South Wales is fabulous!

I love this statue — I think it’s a Jeff Koons, but am not sure — anyone out there know?

Our vacation began with New Zealand’s beautiful Auckland / Rotorua / Redwoods / Huka Falls / Craters of the Moon / Waitomo Glowworms Caves / Taupo / Pirongia / and Hamilton Gardens. In Australia, we met terrific family in Gold Coast / observed these exciting birds — and these too / hiked breathtaking views / enjoyed delicious eats at the beach / saw some wild things and cute things at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary / had fun with Rita Rigby / enjoyed a bit of the beauty and beasts of Brisbane / and then we got to Sydney where we began with this.

Self-portrait by Margaret Preston of Australia, 1930.
“Western Australian gum blossom,” by Margaret Preston of Australia, 1928.
“Helen,” by Edward John Poynter of England, 1881 (Helen of Troy was a great beauty — the sitter for this is actress Lillie Langtry.)
“The sea hath its pearls,” by William Henry Margetson of England, 1897 (he did the frame too!)
“Study of a head: still as a bud whose petals close,” by Edward Onslow Ford of England, 1895.
“The sons of Clovis II,” by Évariste Luminais of France, 1880 (Interesting signage explains: “The rebellious sons os the7th-century Merovingian King of France, Clovis II, were punished by their mother who ordered them to be hamstrung and set adrift on the river Seine.”)
“The warrior, from the series Mubarizun – no more,” by Adeela Suleman of Pakistan, 2014.
My husband, as you can see, took some liberties as a photographer.

We ended our visit with a snack in their cafe — where we encountered some colorful company!…

A cute bird at MCA Australia.
Some more pretty birds at MCA Australia.
Those same pretty birds at MCA Australia close-up.

Come back soon to see more of Sydney! Meantime, what are you doing to have fun?…

36 thoughts on “Part 2: Art in Sydney, Australia by da-AL

  1. When we were in Australia, we toured the Opera House and watched an opera. We climbed the Harbor Bridge and I got some black opal pieces in Sydney. We then went north.

    My hubby’s sister is planning a trip to Austria and New Zealand in 2021. They were born in Australia. I look forward to the trip and hope to visit Australia Contemporary Art.

    Thank you for sharing the photos, da-AL. 🙂

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  2. I love museums and art exhibits are so amazing. I had to move into my daughter’s home due to money constraints. After open heart surgery in 2015, I had to retire and sell my home. I rented for a time (which I had done many times before the purchase of my home) and did alright for a time. But, now I am in the process of finishing a small structure on the inside, which I had put on my daughter’s property, which will be my art studio…something I’ve always thought about. It is a slow process due to my age and health constraints (I now have an artificial heart valve) but I am getting there. Thank you for sharing some wonderful photos of the art you found when you visited there.

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  3. Lovely post, I repeat all the positives already said. What a lovely gallery, and love the contrast with the natural beauty of those acrobatic birds. Liked your husband’s creative in-put too, very witty.

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  4. Thank you for sharing a part of your world and the lovely art!!.. 🙂

    Until we meet again…

    May the dreams you hold dearest
    Be those which come true
    May the kindness you spread
    Keep returning to you
    (Irish Saying)

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