Art Gallery Part 2: GoMA

19 Dec

You’ll remember we were talking about the trips to the State Gallery last post? Well this time we went to GoMA. Girl brought a friend along and because I didn’t want to go in a veritable mosh-pit of people, I decided to get there first thing in the morning as the place opened.

First there was the enchanted sugar fairyland. My pictures do not do it justice. It looks like it is all edible, and it seems to be specifically made to tease children since they’re not even allowed to touch. Boy spent the whole time trying to get up onto the big sugar bubbles. There is a bank of computers in an anteroom off of this display with animation programs set up. The girls spent ages enjoying themselves there.

Then there was the dot-room revisited. They had this exhibit at the Asia Pacific Triannial about six years ago or so, but this one is more a dot apartment. The kids had a ball.

Boy didn’t seem to know what to make of it.

Then the red room,

And that was it for the kids exhibits! Usually there is loads and loads of stuff and it takes you most of the day to see it all and do all of the activities. We were in and out in about 2 hours. It was still really good, and going early was definitely the go. When we left I saw a massive line-up for the sugar-fairy land. We had been able to just walk right in.

After we left the kids exhibits, we went upstairs to the Threads show. This is part of a robe made out of plastic and embroidered with fishing line. It was amazingly complex and beautiful.

A massive tapa cloth that rolls out across the floor, up the wall and down the wall behind.

Some gorgeous kapas.

I love the new gallery. It is such a huge spacious building full of light and the views are wonderful, if full of yucky brown river.

And afterwards we met up with Nym for a picnic! Yummy!

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One Response to “Art Gallery Part 2: GoMA”

  1. for the love of a house December 21, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    oh Prahlad, I love the dot room! and your son’s expression was priceless!!

    wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    joan

    p.s. thank you so much for leaving your “calling card” and for your very sweet note.

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