Something really special about the way a lone Bugle sounds at dawn… and the scent of Rosemary as well. It was really heartwarming to see young children, primary and high school students taking the time to honour their grandparents, great-grandparents and past generations from their families.
When the sun came up we walked around and had a look at the beautiful wall panels -which used materials from all over Western Australia.
I remember buying Forever Blue from a second hand CD store in Hurstville in my late teens and loving it so much. It was just like KD Lang’s Ingenue in some ways – really soulful, with not a single less than perfect track. Anyway we were really happy we went to see Chris Isaak at Kings Park. He sounded even better live than the already perfect CD, plus he was quite funny and down to earth too. Really loved the Elvis and Roy Orbison covers.
We went to see singer-songwriter Gillian Welch play with her guitarist husband David Rawlings at the Perth Concert Hall. Beautiful spare set full of stories and banter between the two. Quite lucky to be near the front as it was an intimate show. Apparently they were going to do a roadtrip in parts of Australia after the concerts was over. x
After catching the boat back to Melbourne and doing the Great Ocean Road, we decided to fly back to Sydney, before flying to Perth – just so can catch the Stanley Donwood/Radiohead show at Carriageworks. Longtime Radiohead fan here… 🙂
And to spend a little more time w/ family, before our move as well.
Gonna miss this city in many different ways….
There was a multi-track soundscape by Thom Yorke as well. Wish took a video… 🙁
Sidney Nolan’s Rainbow Serpent + Jannis Kounellis’s arte povera installation w/ coal, surrealist installation w/ knife & fish & deadly meat hook/rope noose installation 🙂 + a full metal head w/ electronics & video inside. MONA is brimming to the rafters w/ old & new art. Much has been said about it, but it is really a stunning museum – from the ferry journey to the descent via glass elevator drilled through the sandstone to the art pushing extremes. Not a bad working holiday 🙂
Ancient artefacts, some works I can’t pin to an artist from memory 🙁 but nevertheless was very interesting + a time slice video by Daniel Crooks + Queen: A Portrait of Madonna by Candice Breitz + Pausiris by Paul Bourke & Peter Morse + The Morgue by Andres Serrano – the last two, works installed in what they called The Death Room