Happy New Year!

It's 2015! Already! Oh my golly! We spent the new year in Geelong with James's family on our annual pilgrimage.

We spent NYE as grown ups with James's sister and get husband on the pier.

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We have had a great few days, catching up and going to familiar places, now we have a few days in Melbourne to do some 'big city' things with the kids.

We had a little while to wander this arvo and we ended up at fed square. We 'just happened' to find ourselves in the fed square portion of the National Gallery of Victoria, and there was a great section for the kids associated with Emily Floyd's exhibition.

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I'd never seen her creations I the flesh before, they make much more sense as 3d sculptures. She has a focus on words, and she often makes works which are interactive - the kids had a great time in one of her installations playing with letters:

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They had a great time, making words but also using the letters to make shapes and towers.

While the kids (and James) were so happily occupied I snuck across the corridor to the Robert Jacks retrospective.

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His work was fantastic - geometric shapes and great use of colour. At the start there was a room filled with huge canvases which reminded me of patchwork quilts.

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They all looked great, but I kept going back to this one; I love how most of the colours are neutral but he squeezes in rectangles of fluro orange.

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He also made sculptures out of painted card, and the gallery had interspersed them with his paintings - together they worked really well and I feel like you got the 'full effect'.  You can see them here on the right wall.

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Off on more adventures tomorrow!