For many years I had wanted to visit the Geelong Wool Museum and today I finally had the opportunity.It was very educational and I left there looking forward to visiting again soon. They have a wonderful scarf exhibition until July 19th and the Gallery shop had so much to offer I could easily have spent hours there.The guided tour was very worthwhile and a highlight was the demonstration showing how Axminster carpet is woven.
My recent trip around much of Australia was a valuable learning experience. I could almost say it was a 55 day Course entitled “Discovering Australia”. Unlike our early explorers we travelled and stayed in relative luxury and have the advantage of hundreds of stunning photographs to remind us of our trip. Besides the natural beauty of our vast country highlights included a visit to Pro Hart’s Gallery in Broken Hill where we saw his famous Dragonfly painted on carpet and at Jack Absolom’s Gallery where I had my photo taken with him in front of his landscape painting entitled “The Breakaways”. Even small towns proudly display their communal artworks. Peterborough, in South Australia, had an appliqued panel in the foyer of their Town Hall.
We continue to learn long after leaving school. What we aim to do in our Visual Arts blog is to SHARE our learning.