This week I started back at the hospital. Well, technically, I’ve had orientation, but still have not had a shift in the new ED yet. Before I get too snowed in with uni work, I thought I’d finish my holiday posts.
Though I made out that I did, I didn’t actually spend my whole holiday reading, drinking and playing golf. Some days it was just too darn hot for golf. On one of those days, I took Jassie to GOMA – the Gallery of Modern Art, in Brisbane. I thought it would be a good chance to take my camera and explore more of Brisbane, so I made sure to include a good coffee-stop on the way. We have tried Dramanti coffee out at Wynnum and knew it was good, so we pulled in for some caffeine before walking to GOMA. I got flustered while ordering and went with large coffees – this one should come with a warning label though – if you can physically fit in your coffee mug, it’s no longer just a ‘large’. Lucky is was delicious.
It was so hot. Look at how these flags decided to just melt instead of doing their job.
I was drawn to a lot of interesting compositions in Brisbane as we walked around. I had fun playing with asymmetry in photos.
Despite the heat, we made it to GOMA and into the safety of the supercharged aircondition. That was worth the entry fee alone!
Even though I’d seen 75% of this exhibition on instagram, it was still cool to see the art in the flesh. I won’t ruin the story behind the art for you, but definitely read the plaques to get an understanding on what motivated Cai Gou-Qiang.
The additional works at GOMA right now are cool too – here’s some of my favourites below. Jas photo-bombed some of these ones too!
Anyone who has seen this wall will know it is DARK. Most of the sketches evoke a visceral response – and not a nice one at that! I loved this room.
Until next time Brisbane.