Wednesday, March 23, 2016

7th Palmer Sculpture Biennial 2016

7th Palmer Sculpture Biennial 2016
©billpurvis2016 Text & photographs.

Glenda and I attended the 5th Palmer Biennial in 2012.
I posted the previous visit to my blog here:
On Wednesday 23 March 2016 we visited the 7th Biennial.
Viewing sculpture in natural surrounds creates an awareness of natural forms
in the environment.
The Hood 111 - Nicholas Uhlmann
A delightful whimsical
wind powered child's music machine playing
'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star', constructed by Will Powrie.

Palinode 2013 - Erwin Fabian

Three works displayed in The Hutt by Phillip McGillivray-Tory 1. Rain Shadow - Peramangk Country

2. 'Scraps of a Landscape' Series

3. Rain Shadow

'Form is Emptiness - Emptiness is Form' - Jan Clifford

Natural form 1

Captioned by photographer -I think Greg Johns

 Whitewashing History - Clancy Warner

An impressive body of work powerful in expressing the cleansed and sanitised versions of indigenous history.
Natural form 2

Natural form 3

Natural form 4

Natural form 5
The visit requires being prepared with suitable walking shoes, sun hat, and water.

Captioned by photographer -I think Greg Johns

Cabinet Reed - Tim Thomson

Landscape 1

Landscape 2

Inversion - Tim Shaw

Natural form 6

Landscape 3

Captioned by photographer -I think Greg Johns
Landscape 4

Eulogy - India Flint

Natural Form 7

Natural Form 8 - A Benevolent 'Mother' Acacia tree that has given root to offspring.

Her form gives protection to a bronze Acacia nut

Captioned by photographer -I think Greg Johns

At The Hutt - now for the downhill trek.

 Martins Sticks - Tony Hannan
Captioned by photographer -I think Greg Johns
Landscape 5

Landscape 6

Entanglement - Lorry Wedding-Marchioro

"Earthforce" Series 3 - Dianne Coulter

Absolutely buggered suffering the flu it has taken me 3 days before I was able to update my blog - Saturday 26 March 2016. It is well worth a visit while the Biennial is on to visit Palmer but its not for the faint hearted. Be prepared with good walking shoes, water and a hat and reasonable health. I suffered for it this time. But I enjoyed it.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

JAPAN - The Earthquake 11 March 2011 - Newspapers and emphemera

This is my record of the earthquake which hit Japan on 11/03/2011.
My camera was not on hand to record the moment of the earthquake.
My constructed journal has records of time and place.
While we only had our holiday cut short others suffered loss of life,
injury, loss of loved ones, destruction of livelihoods and homes.
The effects of the resultant tsunami and the destruction of the nuclear
power plant are still being, and will be felt for many years to come.
My last journal entry prior to leaving Osaka was trivial.
The gap in our itinerary upon arriving in Tokyo became a factual reality.
The pervading feeling of numbness and inability to rationalise and to be able to
contribute left me with a sense of imposing under the circumstances.
We could empathise with those attempting to run their eateries apologising
for having only limited food on the menu. Food supplies, were disrupted. 
Most Japanese were also feeling the loss of family and friends.
The streets of Tokyo were unusually quiet.
Government Offices and Public Places were closed.
There was the pervading fear of another 'big' one which seemed to be a real concern.
An excerpt the day prior to and a constructed journal of 'the day'.

Newspaper front pages from 11/03/2011 and the days following.

My last diary entry in Japan.

A previous posting to my blog was published at this link.