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September 27, 2014

Art & About

Today I was in the city doing some work in a cafe (as I apparently can no longer do anything at home), so at lunchtime I met up with Wai Lam on her break to check out the Art and About photography exhibits in Hyde Park. There are things happening all over the city for Art & About, but since I'm getting a bit busy now I'm not sure if I'll be able to check out the rest before it ends - this is always a bad time of year (doesn't the City of Sydney understand it needs to pause its social and arts calendar until my deadlines have passed?).



Little Sydney Lives is the exhibition for the kid's photography competition. I really loved looking at these, especially the descriptions, which were mostly along the lines of "I like how my face looks funny underwater" and "here are flowers on the footpath". This is basically my thought process in taking photos too.


We don't really come to Hyde Park much, I associate it with rats (saw a giant one there once), but I guess it's alright.



The other photography exhibit. The theme is "Australian Life".



Obviously these were really good, but I still think the children's photography was more charming!

It's 2am, I've spent the entire day doing data analysis and I can barely think straight, so excuse the lack of words in this post. I'm exhausted and I think I'm having heart palpitations, I better go to bed.

40 comments:

  1. Children's photo's are the best!! xx

    www.roseandmuse.com
    www.roseandmusevintage.com

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    1. They are, some of them are SO good!

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  2. This is so cool, I love looking at things like this on the way to places. Sydney seems so cultural! I liked the lights exhibition that you posted a while back too! :)

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    1. Haha I guess Sydney has to try a bit harder with the events and stuff, otherwise it's a little... boring.

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  3. That's the beauty of living in the city. You find without knowing this cool exhibitions.
    Hope you have time to go back, seems preety cool. The kid underwater one is rad <3

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    1. Yeah hopefully I can get myself together in time to check out everything else too!

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  4. What an interesting exhibition!

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    1. It is, quite small scale but the setting made it!

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  5. This is sooo cute! I didn't know this was going on. Ah I hope I visit it before it ends!

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    1. It's on til 12 Oct so you've got a bit of time!

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  6. I still haven't gotten around to visiting Art and About this year, though I do see the tepees when I catch the bus down Elizabeth Street. I really liked the mirrors used last year.

    I think kids photography, especially toddlers, are really interesting and also random most of the time.

    Goodluck with your assessments!

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    1. I sort of shut down around this time of year so I don't remember anything from last year! Thanks Natalie :)

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  7. I find it crazy that you have a place called Hyde Park that looks like the UCLA campus!

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    1. Haha does it! Is it the cathedral in the background? American college campuses are crazy fancy.

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  8. Beautiful pictures. I have not been there in a long time.

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    1. Thanks :) I never really go there unless there's something to see!

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  9. 2am and you're still going for it. man. i like getting an insight into art is other cities, sweet post and i agree, the kids stuff is better.

    Buckets & Spades

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    1. Haha I like to do something for myself after working all day! It is interesting getting to see what kind of art events other cities put on.

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  10. Whoaa! Everything about Art & About sounds amazing! I think your cafe idea is perfect, and I might need to do that because I can't bring myself to do any homework!

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    1. It really works for me, mostly because having people around being able to see what I'm doing shames me into doing work haha.

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  11. Oh what a great idea, so awesome to see photography exhibitions outside!

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    1. I think the weather here makes outside exhibitions pretty ideal!

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  12. I hope you got some good sleep!!
    Children have a very unique way of looking at things. I agree, with the popular area of a place, they can be a lovely place but they are normally overshadowed by the rubbish/tourists/rats in your case. That's how I feel about Brussels when we go there.

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    1. Yeah Hyde Park is a bit dirty feeling in general!

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  13. This looks like an amazing exhibition. I love Sydney in the spring. Haha have fun doing data analysis. You have a new follower ;)

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. Spring not so much for me since I have hayfever! Thanks :)

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  14. Sounds like such a great way to spend a day! And the sunshine has been so nice lately :)

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    1. I'm not sure I agree, I do like rainy days now!

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  15. The last photo caught my heart. It's like it was taken in Soweto? How funny about your Hyde Park!!! In London it's quite different - though I've never been.

    Oh I hope you feel better - heart palpitations don't sound very good!

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    1. I should've given more context for the last photo! It was taken in Western Sydney, and showing how the Sapeur movement is finding its way here!

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  16. This is making me so excited to visit Sydney soon! :D

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    1. You're visiting Sydney soon? Good time for it!

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  17. Whaaat rats at this gorgeous looking park?
    Well, I guess its still nature :P
    The photo exhibition again is looking really
    nice!
    Xx

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    1. Apparently you can't go anywhere in the Sydney city without being within 5m of a rat, haha.

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  18. Sydney is beautiful in the sun. I remember walking through that park earlier this year :)

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  19. I love how un-English the descriptions are. "No, I'm not feeling trapped as if I was underwater, I just like how my face looks." The exhibition sounds fun though, definitely gonna go check it out tomorrow!

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