Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock, as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files.
Huge thanks to Cie who gave me this wonderful Sunday Selections image (which I forgot to use last week).
The meme was then continued by River at Drifting through life. Sadly she has now stepped aside (though she will join us some weeks), and I have accepted the mantle.
The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent. Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to me. Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen.
I usually run with a theme. A little while ago on a grey day we headed off to The Beaver Galleries. This is a privately owned gallery which showcases the work of Australian artists (existing and emerging) across a wide range of genres, including sculpture, ceramics, paintings, glass, jewellery, textiles... There is always something to delight in, and the cafe is good too.
Today I am going to focus on an eclectic mix of things which took my eye.
These eucalyptus leaves in cups stand outside the galleries' main entrance. I didn't get either the name of either the artist or the work (an omission I will rectify later).
The gallery encloses a courtyard area which is filled with sculptures many of which have been there some time. Given the prices I am not surprised they are slow to shift (which is not to say that I think they are over priced).
I really liked this one. 'Hiije' by Clara Hali. The $27,500 price tag puts it well out of my league though.
Others which I liked in the courtyard included these (sadly not getting the name of the artist or the work was a theme to this trip).
I adore magpies and these immediately caught my eye. Both are by Dianne Fogwell and are linocut on archival rag paper. They are labelled as unique which I assume means only one print was made from each linocut (they were a little over $3000 each).
I really liked the wintry landscape in the foyer too - an entirely appropriate image on a windy day where we never reached double figure temperatures.
I will do better about attribution on future visits. We have another treat in store too - our National Gallery's winter exhibition is largely devoted to Monet. We will go, and post(s) will follow.