Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Sunday was a warm, spring-like day, perfect for our ferry ride to Cockatoo Island for the Biennal Art Exhibition. The island is right in the middle of Sydney Harbour, and has been a prison, asylum, and more recently a dry dock for the Navy. Now it has been returned to the public, but still has amazing spaces and sandstone buildings, just perfect for art installations. I will admit to not understanding a lot of them, but this one was fabulous. Children were running through and swinging them around - yes, they were actually allowed to! If you look closely you can see that they are made from plastic colanders joined together to make a sphere. The crazy lime-green colour was part of the charm.