During March, ‘Avec Pleasure’ had the delight of organising an enthusiastic group of AA&C members for a truly special visit to ‘Empire’ – an inspiring art installation by talented artist RONE, born Tyrone Wright.
In our contemporary world, most cultural tourists approach their visits to the large scaled museums of the world from a time poorperspective.
Last month, I taught another short 4 week course for the U3A, Melbourne City Campus. This year I offered: Contemporary Sculptors (Australian & International) and Their Art Practices.
Just a few weeks ago in early August the reinvented MAF was launched into the Melbourne Art scene.
Avec Pleasure’s November and December ‘Collector’s Club’ walk throughs of Heide Museum of Art’s exhibition, ‘Making Modernism’, have been very well attended and a delight to run.
Continuing on from our Artlife+ theme posted last month, we have been researching some effective new ways that we can bring back ‘creativity’ into our lives.
“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” Charles Mingus
Last month, Avec Pleasure went to San Francisco for a week of art research. It was exciting to be there and personally plan and put into place the itinerary for our newest Avec Pleasure Art Tour ‘San Fran and the Bay Area’ to be run in May 2017.
It is hard to believe that it has been three years now since the SFMOMA has been closed to allow them to undertake a major new extension and redevelopment. The original SFMOMA opened in 1935, later it built a post-modern building designed by Mario Botta.
This poignant photographic exhibition of 65 iconic, vintage Australian prints, taken by Olive Cotton and Max Dupain. it is the first exhibition to look at the professional practice of these talented photographers.