high art, macrame and a bit of mending

Posted: December 7, 2014 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time
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War-at-the-AGNSWthe huge equestrian bronzes “The offerings of war” & “The offerings of peace” by Gilbert Bayes flank the grand entrance to the Art Gallery of NSW
peace-at-the-AGNSWIn 2009 Tatzu Nishi’s installation “War and peace and in between” changed our perception of these two statues forever
Kaldornotes_Nishi2-3peace-by-Tatzu-Nishi-2009Internal views of Nishi’s “War and peace and in between” 2009
Photos by Carley Wright  AGNSW
“Drawing Out” the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2014 is a must see
John Wolsely detailJohn Wolseley A Clarence Galaxia in the Ancient Sphagnum Bogs – Skullbone Plains, Tasmania 2013 (detail)
& then we went from the sublime to the ridiculous
Etsy-at-DJsCathy and the huge macrame installation at the Unwrap Etsy pop up show on the 7th floor of DJs
(shades of the 70’s! orange & macrame were almost “cool” then too )
there was over 40 stalls of local Etsy sellers which were quite delightful
loved Mrs Peterson Pottery, Lauren Merrick’s illustratons & Margie Rahmann’s My Very Own Eye Goggles
& then I went home to do some more mending on Old Man Crow’s never ending story of a good old jacket
mendingI love this tiny vintage crochet hook for weaving the ends through the mending
the-neverending-jacketand did a quick sketch of a Flannel Flower
flannel-flower-out-of-the-blue-Mo-14in the Out of the Blue Book

  1. Liz says:

    Oh … the flannel flower picture is so delicately rendered … perfect

  2. Dana says:

    The mendings on the jacket are exquisite. Like lace.

    • Mo Crow says:

      Old Man Crow is chuffed with the subtlety of the repairs, friends & acquaintances at the pub don’t really notice the stitches unless he points them out

  3. War and Peace–what fine entrance sentinels…The etsy selections were interesting, but the jacket mending is a real work of art (love)–your drawing IS perfect

  4. the neverending story of the neverending jacket. so impressed with this beautiful mending mo

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