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23 February 2014 @ 07:44 pm
Getting all D&M but not the whips-&-leather kind.  
I went to the local council-run art gallery yesterday to see an exhibition of art by Muslim women who have migrated to Australia. Their life experiences have been very different to mine and the exhibition was in places confronting and challenging, but also thought-provoking. There were some pieces I just didn't understand but I came away from it seeing my life from a fresh perspective, and with a renewed feeling of comradeship with these women so if that's the purpose of art, then it achieved its aim.

The gallery itself is a cheery building, painted in bright primaries which really stood out against the overcast sky yesterday. At the entrance we were greeted by an intriguing sculpture of a steampunk boab tree adorned with kookaburras - it represents the vibrancy and growth in our local economy created by the diversity of our population. Again, that was lost on me; obviously far too deep for my little brain. But all the same I liked it!

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My brother in law had gone night fishing with a mate so my sister and I went to a local Thai restaurant for dinner, then came home and watched some Dr Who followed by The Avengers, which she had never seen. All in all a pretty good day.
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moonlightmead on February 23rd, 2014 10:28 am (UTC)
A steampunk baobab! I wouldn't have got that either, but I love the idea. Doctor Who and Avengers sounds a great round off to the day.
miwahni: Iron Man repulsorsmiwahni on February 24th, 2014 11:09 am (UTC)
Bit of a mixed bag, the doctor and the avengers, but it worked. :-)
ali15sonali15son on February 23rd, 2014 10:44 am (UTC)
You certainly sound like you had a busy day and the sculpture ... No I would never have guessed its name but thanks for that x
miwahni: Pros Never far awaymiwahni on February 24th, 2014 11:11 am (UTC)
I'm really glad I'm not the only one who didn't "get" it!
byslantedlight: Doyle happy laugh (norfolkdumpling)byslantedlight on February 23rd, 2014 05:22 pm (UTC)
I like the sculpture - so your local economy is all about the boab then? Migrants from WA? Erm...? *g* But I do like it... *g* And yes! Art = fresh perspectives, right? Sounds like a good weekend to me!
miwahni: Aussie Aussie Aussiemiwahni on February 24th, 2014 11:12 am (UTC)
Mmm... I was thinking about it this morning. The boab is only found in the wild in the Kimberleys, and scientists are trying to work out how it arrived here from South Africa. So perhaps it symbolises the migration from other parts of the world, people being uprooted but making their homes here? Sorry, that's all I got!
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] FANTASTICdraycevixen on February 23rd, 2014 09:56 pm (UTC)

Are those tractor seats used as the branches? How wonderful.
miwahni: Pros Ray purgingmiwahni on February 24th, 2014 11:14 am (UTC)
Yes, that's what they are. And it's hard to tell from the photo, but the kookaburras' heads are outlined with bicycle chain. They're really cool, wish I'd taken a close-up of them.