Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Perth-fect Days

After the grey skies of England is great to be back in Perth with some perfect weather - check out that blue sky!!

We went into the city to the Art Gallery of Western Australia to see a couple of exhibitions including glass sculptures, high-school finals art work and Aboriginal art. As usual there were a few controversial things on display and we learnt a variety of new, colourfully presented swear words! I don't make an issue out of some of the artworks deliberately designed to shock that are often displayed at the gallery, the children just see it as another art piece, or another naked person and carry on without making a fuss. We had lots of discussion about human rights and how people are treated badly or oppressed.

We liked this high-school art piece (below). Its a clever photograph of a girl whose body has been painted and a painting she is holding.

This high-school piece is about homeless children who are forced to take shelter in the sewers.

We've also spent the weekend at Joondalup Festival watching circus and comedy shows. The photos below are by Luke Baker from Joondalup festival 2017

The children and their friends were in the lantern parade (above); they decided to dye their hair for the occasion.

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