Monday, April 14, 2014

Yesterday's Meeting

Yesterday's meeting was the first field trip of the coming term, to the Gallery of Modern Art at South Bank. The outing was organised by Peter Attwood.

One of the most dramatic exhibitions held at GOMA, ‘Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth’ presents major new works by a truly global artist, whose large-scale installations and explosion events have made him one of the most innovative figures in contemporary art. 

‘Falling Back to Earth’, presented by Tourism and Events Queensland, features four installations, including two newly commissioned works directly inspired by the landscapes of southeast Queensland, which the artist visited in 2011.

The public is asked to walk around the perimeter of the lake where all the animals have come to drink. We couldn't step off the boardwalk onto the sand to get up close. Here are some more photos by Diane.

It was hard to stick to our meeting theme, 'Macro or Close-Up', especially in the main exhibit, as the public is not allowed close to the exhibits. But that is not so in the 'Head On 2006' installation by the artist. Here we could walk right amongst the exhibits and had ample opportunity to get up close.

So now we ask you to send us your three best photos on the topic of Macro or Close-Up, either from today's outing or of any location you choose. For our new members, send them to before Saturday the 26th.

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