Exciting news! I have now setup classes from February running in Sydney. I had to research possible venues, create the first paintings and then setup my website to get my first classes happening.
I feel really great that I have actually finally commited to one of my ideas. It has taken me a while to work out the right approach around my other work commitments.
It feels really good to know that I will be working again with art and sharing creativity. Sessions are 2 hours and allow for socialising and creating art.
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If you live or are coming to Sydney please come along to one of our classes soon.
Delivery of art materials for upcoming classes.
I visited the Sculpture by the sea Bondi event which involves about a 2km walk to see the sculptures from Tamarama beach to Bondi. I did the walk with my friend Fi who is the creator of Bitesize Traveller food blog.
It is a stunning walk in itself, and it was such a beautiful day with the ocean waves crashing against the coastline perfectly. I would find it hard as a sculptor to decide on a sculpture that would work with such breath taking views all around.
From the start there was a dominating sculpture of a copper fist which welcomes you onto the beach. We then walked to the right of Tamarama beach to find a wooden beamed structural piece which you could walk under. It made me think of the wooden supports that are used when boats are being made. Even though it was a large sculpture I felt like it worked we with its surroundings.
The next sculpture which caught both mine and Fi’s eye was these large squeezy bottles that actually squirted water! Great fun for adults and children alike! They had a fun element which I commended.
We strolled along the path and stopped to look at a collection of bird sculptures which had been created or represented islands off shore of Australia. They gave a sense of symbolic meaning behind the making.
As we walked along, we saw an interesting piece which was set back from the ones on the direct coastal path. It was a sculpture reflecting modern thoughts around being ‘watched’ or your life being intruded by CCTV. It had about 15 CCTV cameras all pointing to one spot which I stood under. I liked this piece for its connection with current views.
We had a really fun time looking at the different submission. There were themes on reflections and having an involvement in the sculpture to experience it. I thought about how the sculptures fitted with their surroundings and whether that was a key feature to the sculpture.
Tamarama – Wooden structure
Tamarama – Squeezy bottles
Tamarama – Squeezy bottles
Bird collection created by different islands of of Australia
Igloo shaped scultpure
67 Jakub Geltner – nest 06