Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences: Art of the Brick

Art of the Brick is currently on display at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) until May 1. With only one month left until the exhibition closes, I thought now was better than never to write a quick review. I also feel as though I need to say straight out that my allegiances are, and always will be, with the Marvel Universe. I am currently revolving my sense of time around when Captain America Civil: War is released (oh that essay is due three days post-Captain). Anyway, if you are the same as me and prefer Marvel to DC do not let that dictate whether or not you visit. Some of the work you will see inside is unbelievable. Continue reading “Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences: Art of the Brick”

Biennale: Museum of Contemporary Art

This Easter long weekend presented a perfect opportunity to see the Biennale artworks at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). Located right next to Circular Quay, the MCA is an impressive building combining elements of the old with the new. It is also a lovely gallery to visit if you are looking for a day on the Harbour and hoping to see the Harbour Bridge/Opera House or explore The Rocks area.

Until June 5, the MCA is displaying a few of the Biennale artworks. I ran through what Biennale is in my last blog post. Whereas Cockatoo Island is the Embassy of the Real, the MCA is the Embassy of Translation. It was difficult to truly understand and appreciate the artworks without a guide. In saying this, the MCA does offer an app, free to download within the museum, that promised to provide more context for the artworks on display. Although the app was easy to use, it did not add anything to our experience. If anything, it repeated a lot of the information already on the artwork labels. Continue reading “Biennale: Museum of Contemporary Art”

Biennale: Cockatoo Island

To be perfectly honest, I had no idea what Biennale was until last year. I had heard little snippets of information about it prior to this but never took much notice. During an Exhibition Development course, our lecturer spoke about installations that have featured at Biennale in the past.From then on I desperately wanted to see the installations for myself. Continue reading “Biennale: Cockatoo Island”

University of Sydney: Semester 2.0

Back in Sydney and back to study. I’ve been a little quiet on the blog front lately mainly because I’ve been dealing with moving interstate (again), starting a new job, going back to study etc etc all the excuses. I am greatly looking forward to this year and all the museum and heritage goodness it will bring. The second half of last year felt so rushed and intense so I’m extremely happy to have settled in for a full twelve months this time around. Continue reading “University of Sydney: Semester 2.0”