Let this temporary art hang around
LOOKING at them, as with hands of love they are born, I reckon Mother Nature is saying “Mmm, I should have thought of that”. Strand Ephemera Art is coming to life.
Ephemera apparently means temporary art, I’m fine with that, can it be temporary for the next 50 years or so? True, the sand sculptures may have a fight on their grains with high tide, and the wind chimes and spider webs may end up in Wulguru compliments of a cyclone or two. But they are simply so good, and the more art along our magnificent Strand the better.
I still believe in a unique statue. We could have a David, like Florence. Before the last election it would have been the David Chrisofulli, but an election changed everything. Maybe the Jenny De Milo after our Mayor, possibilities are endless.
Anyway back to sensible stuff, okay, kidding, we have an amazing show in the Rock Pool for the first three or four nights, and I don’t mean the council lads every Wednesday cleaning, though that’s a great show too ( should the Rock Pool be freshwater?). Also this weekend, the Australian Festival Of Chamber Music, The Italian Fest, Running Fest, Concert in Queens Gardens, Sand Art workshops Saturday, Starship Enterprise lands in the sports reserve, ACDC play the band rotunda Anzac Park and Sotheby’s are selling the Mona Lisa in Cotters.
Fairdinkum, even the Palmetum fruit bats will stay awake with all this going on. I’ll be on air with the Ephemera artists Saturday morning from 10 and it will be fantastic, that day I’m changing the radio station name to ... you ready ... it’s easy ... it’s silly ... have you worked it out ... yes, 4TOFMera. • THERE’S a quiet place near the gate to our port, by the creek, and with a view of our great city. An area with a few hundred pavers with locals names lasered into them. There forever. I bought one, I wish I’d bought more. Ian Ferguson and his terrific team at QNI put the whole concept together, and all for charity, it’s a magnificent spot to bring the family for fish and chips, or even chips and fish. Maybe, just maybe, we could do more at our 150 Birthday next year.
The more for families the better, and this is a spot to really enjoy, especially if a cattle ship is in, lovely. Still it certainly keeps the mossies away, in fact, everything away. I don’t mind the smell of a cattle truck, but how come the cattle ship smells like, well, ship!
Happy tropical Friday tomorrow, I wonder if we’ve had our week or so of winter, who nose. Happy days ooroo