Last Saturday I took Mum and Ava to Heide Museum of Modern Art. We decided to celebrate Mother’s Day (a day) early as we were due for super nice weather. And in typical Melbourne fashion, it rained all day Sunday, ha!
We got there late morning and checked out the main gallery, I was really interested in seeing the Dancing Umbrellas exhibition. What a great show, focussing on expressions of movement and light, with loads of gorgeous colour throughout. Ava kept running ahead of me, saying ‘Mum, Mum, come and see this’. A good sign, as you never know if the small folks are gonna appreciate the art!
We saw a fantastic collection of photographs by Albert Tucker, one of my all time fave Australian artists. The black and white images took me back to similar scenes my Nan had captured in the 30s and 40s. At the beach, camping in Italy, just hanging out with friends having fun.
The #straponpaintings exhibit by Sarah crowEST was pretty fun. Ava and I donned the aprons and danced around, and I love the dorky shots that Mum took of us. I tried on one of the bobble-head-mask thingies which totally freaked Ava out, ha!
After our art fix, Ava made a beeline for the gallery shop. Yep, like mother, like daughter! She spent her pocket money on some cool pencils in lovely blue and purple tones. Mum also got some pencils to add to her collection to use in her grown-up colouring books. Winning!
Next it was time for lunch at Cafe Vue, burgers and chips for everyone, yum! Mum and I toasted the day with Italian prosecco, as Ava got creating with her new pencils.
It was such a gorgeous day, so we went for a walk around the grounds, and collected autumn leaves and seeds and pods – ‘treasures’ as Ava calls them.
Last but not least was a play, (and of course, some photos), on the typographic installation by Emily Floyd. So much fun!
Have you been to any awesome exhibitions lately? I’d love to hear from you.