This weekend, while some friends engage themselves in mind-boggling and speed-racing activities, I decide to traverse the streets of Fitzroy to visit their galleries. It is nice to wander from gallery to gallery, soaking in the chatter between shops, feeling the drizzle come and go, deferring for a bite at the popular bakery, and observing what new craftwork is driving the latest fad at the market.
This post is dedicated to Adrienne, one of the first people to excite me about galleries, to walk me through good and rough times, and one of the few who truly understand where I’m headed. Thank you.
Recommended tempo: Adagio, a pace for exploration.
Babka Bakery Café
Rose St. Artists’ Market
Brunswick Street Gallery
Brunswick Street Gallery provides space for emerging artists. I like how Emily Veale’s Contemporaries build on basic forms of art – sketches.
It reads: “Daughter of Captain Brunswick Smythe, co-owner with Benjamin Baxter of the land subdivided in 1839”. Would you rather have a street named after you or a scientific theory, and why?
It’s okay not to understand art. That’s what these write-ups are for. Sometimes you relate, sometimes you don’t. For this piece, the “ah” moment kicks in when I recall the time Karl said, “Isn’t it weird that the high ceiling make us think how grand this casino is, but when we go outside we don’t think how grand that is?”
Helen Gory Galerie
Contemporary art / Art is about concepts, about how it makes us think and feel. How do these make you feel? Have you been inspired lately?
Note: I have also visited Centre for Contemporary Photography, but I have no photos. It is also worth a visit.