|At the pulpit in Old Government House (Photo: Megan Williams)|
The Art Museum was hosting a new exhibition, Garden, which showcases a fantastic variety of themed works: from traditional oil or polymer paintings, to sculptures, to interventions.
|Sybil Curtis, 'The grey and the green'|
|Tyza Stewart, 'Dense plant scenes plant sculptures'|
|Hiromi Tango, 'NatureNurture in the rose garden'|
|In front of Salvatore Zofrea's|
'Rock lillies with flannel flowers
and egg and bacon pea'
(Photo: Kim Woods Rabbidge)
The audience asked some excellent questions, including one I'd still like to answer properly (paraphrased): why do some create gardens for themselves, and some for others? This might be a question about talent, but it can also be about existential orientation: a garden for experience or status, for private pleasure or public good?
The trip also gave me a chance to meander in the City Botanic Gardens themselves. Moreton Bay figs, mangroves, dragonflies, ibis, lizards and waterlilies -- all in the middle of the CBD.
|Moreton Bay Figs, City Botanic Gardens|
|Waterlilies, City Botanic Gardens|
|Fountain, City Botanic Gardens|