The middle Bowerbird participated in two days of a wonderful Gateways program at the NGV recently. This meant two days of frolicking in Melbourne for the Bowerbird girls, travelling back home wasn't really an option as it's a decent journey. We visited three galleries, ate delicious Belgian waffles and average Sushi, decided we didn't really like shopping in the city, but we all loved gazing at art.
Arts Centre was beautiful, and a wonderfully serene space to pause after battling the crowds and trains into the city. We sat and watched a video on how the prints were made which really brought them to life and highlighted the incredible skill in their production. The little Bowerbird had the kinder teddy in tow for some cultural education. Later in the week we attempted cutting cockatoo feathers in the pattern of the Torres Strait head dresses, very fun.
Top Arts exhibitions never fails to astound me, and this year doesn't disappoint. This was one of ours (and teddy's favourites), at the NGV Fed Square.
I'm inspired to take the kids into the city again soon to see Monet's Garden and Robin Rhode at the NGV, and Afghanistan's Hidden Treasures at the Museum.