Sunday, June 16, 2013

A visit to the gallery

I only visited the National Gallery of Victoria to see the bowls in the water.

Looking in through the water wall, once under threat when the building was undergoing a makeover.


There was a terrible fuss and people power had the wall re-instated in the plans. Kiddies just love it, and I do too.


 I did not mind the glassy deer, but R said it appeared to be covered in warts.


The floating bowls, which are moved around by one side water jet.



The sound of the bowls clinking together is quite hypnotic and relaxing. Many people were seated where I took this from.



24 comments:

  1. Ooh they are hypnotic. I want some in my hallway.

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    1. Craig, you could steal the idea and put it on at a local gallery. I won't tell.

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  2. I thought the clinking might sound a little gentler.

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    1. Victor, it was just a moment in time. Sometimes the clinking was more gentle.

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  3. The deer is actually quite pretty but unfortunately not enclosed 3 ways with mirrors would would really make it sparkle

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    1. Well Michael, I liked it and your idea would have made it even better.

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  4. ooohhhh yes, I remember when the water wall was threatened with closure :(

    But why close something attractive.... and something that is great to play with? There is very little water wasted, since the water is recycled. And the children love going into the gallery.

    Go People Power!

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    1. Hels, can we blame Kennett? It was when he was in power, but ultimately he did make the change back.

      Kids put the hands up to the wall and let the water run over them. What better intro to an art gallery could they have.

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  5. Yes it is relaxing, and i like the deer in a photo but maybe not in real life, I would have to see it, I like the idea of mirrors that would make it a group of lots of deer.
    The water wall would be lovely and cool in summer.
    Merle.......

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    1. Merle, it was a while ago when I saw the deer and I can't remember it well. I like your idea of lots of deer by mirrors.

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  6. the bowls pool was just lovely. a french guy installed it.
    The deer UNDER the crystals is a real mangy-furred stuffed deer and the big crystals magnify the skin - this intention of the artist is failed completely by the installation being too high to see this effect.

    Can you imagine how boring the NGV building would be without the water window?

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    1. Em Stacks, I guessed you and Pants had seen it already. You have made the deer seem even more gross.

      NGV sans water wall, bluestone gaol.

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  7. Now that you've shared R's take on the deer, I don't think I will ever look at it in quite the same way again.

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    1. Ad Rad, I saw the sparkle, R saw deeper.

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  8. Eewwww! I totally agree with R, that deer is seriously lumpy looking..not like! but I do love the water wall and the bowls, so as they say two out of three ain't bad :)

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    1. Pleased you liked the bowls Grace. They certainly attracted attention.

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  9. What a nice creation this bowl pool ! It's true it sounds very relaxing. I don't mind about the deer, it's modern art, lol !

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    1. Gattina, it certainly is modern art. If art gets people taking, then even the deer succeeds.

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  10. ooh I want to go and see that pool of bowls too.

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    1. Worth the effort Fen.

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  11. The deer looks like something left over from a Christmas display.
    The clinking bowls sounds like a nice idea but not suitable for a home I don't think. The clinking would make me nuts. Better where it is, to listen for a bit then move on.

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    1. No River, you would not want the bowls clinking all the time.

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  12. I think the NGV is charming and I love those windows.

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    1. James, I like the interior, but I find the exterior a little grim and grey. Fortunately the water window relieves it a bit.

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