Tuesday, October 5, 2010

weekend just past...

 we spent the weekend just past in Christchurch and caught up with #1 daughter - Ecogirl, who had been at a week long course, it was wonderful seeing her, and catching up with all she has been up to,



we spent Saturday at the Arts Centre, wandering amongst all the colourful stalls, eating some fantastic food and listening to the local flavour music, then wandered over to the Art Gallery



Sculptor, Ron Mucek had the most wonderful exhibition on, absolutely fabulous!!! It is a must see, this man is such a  very clever sculptor, if you ever get the chance to see an exhibition like this you definitley need to see it! It runs at the Christchurch Art Gallery until Jan 2011.

 

He makes a clay model first (from a real life model), and then makes a silicone/fibreglass mold, they just look so jolly real, it is amazing!! ...altho' most of them are slightly larger then life...
this man sleeping, whilst is really quite large, is very life like indeed, the stubble on his face is quite the real thing, 


 and this is a giant of a sculpture of his wife lying in bed, 

 

 and these 2 old ladies are rather cute..


to end the weekend,we ahd a wonderful breakfast on Sunday with Deb and Darlene and hubbys and friends, it was  great!!! Thanks heaps Miss D for organising this

... and the last 2 days we have been in Dunedin, catching up with family and doing all the town chores



I hope you are all having a great week,



5 comments:

Leanne said...

Ron Mucek work is amazing. Spooky really.

Simone de Klerk said...

It looks and sounds like you had a perfect weekend!
Those sculptures kind of scare me ...

By Hoki Quilts said...

I saw an editorial about that sculptor on TV and wondered if he really was 'that' good. Obviously he is. Wow, breaky with the girls and theie men - awesome.

Farm Girl said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend Shiree. I saw a story on that exhibition on Closeup - it looked incredible, would love to see it - I think it is in Chch till the start of next year, if I recall correctly. Have a great week, Nicky

Deb said...

Was great catching up for brekky Shiree, we will be going back there again, yummy. Good to see bloggers behaved with your photos today.