In the Canberra Times art magazine a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that there was a Rosalie Gascoigne exhibition on at the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, which is a mere hour up the road.
I love me some Rosalie Gascoigne about as much as I love me some Alex Asch, so of course I had to go. And since I have no job, I could go any time I wanted :-D
Today was the day, and friend Tina joined me for the trip. And, being such mature grown-up people, our first stop in town was a selfie in front of the bum of The Big Merino(which I shared on Facebook with the title 'Yum yum, sheep's bum, road trips are great fun!'). Yep: completely adult.
Seriously though, I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition
(especially as we'd drive past Lake George to get there. And had the place to ourselves...)
The day got better when I discovered the children's room at the end of the gallery, which invited us to 'create your own Rosalie Gascoigne inspired [sic] collage and add it to our group work'.
I decided to photograph my pieces with the works that inspired them...
And, finally, I just had to make a miniature-sized work
which I had to play with once I got home.
The first thing I spotted in the stash when I started looking for inspiration for the scene (because one more 'desk and stuff' or 'sofa and stuff' scene would probably put me to sleep) was this chair from Minisx2:
And, as sometimes happens, the whole story for the scene fell into place. It was a gallery shop, of course! (And what a long time since I've done a gallery...)
And, as happens, things seemed to just jump out of various storage spaces, demanding to join in the fun:
new things. Old things. And things that have been waiting in stash for a while for the perfect setting.They all suddenly working. Perfectly.
If I had money, I'd shop here.