Wednesday, 13 January 2010


We had a lovely weekend in Melbourne. We stayed in colourful St Kilda:

Had a delightful lunch meeting with four other members of Art Quilts Around the World:

Enjoyed the Royal Botanical Gardens:

Saw quilt designs everywhere:

Browsed the city:

And spent a lot of time in both locations of the National Gallery of Victoria, where it was nice and cool on Monday, when it was 43.6 degrees Centigrade outside. They have a wonderful collection of Indigenous Art and also some impressive international art. I loved the Wisdom of the Mountain exhibition, with beautifully painted barkcloth from Papua New Guinea, and I discovered a German artist, Christiane Baumgartner, who makes monochrome woodcuts from film and video stills. You can see some of her work here. Oh, and I bought this book about Op Art. Enough inspiration for lots of optical illusion quilts!

PS More traditional holiday snaps can be found on our family blog.

1 comment:

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Love this post, Good pictures and inspiration all around.