On my first day, I joined a small international crew assisting Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger with the installation of her piece, Septem Oceanus Despoiled. It was work but great fun.
|Lea with Director and Founder, David Handley|
|Tetsuro Yamasaki with Circle|
|Geraldo Zamproni with More Than It Seems|
|Mitsuo Takeuchi, and wife, with Transfiguration “Screw” XIV|
|behind Tamarama Beach|
The next day, after installing and hoisting the flags for twenty of the twenty-three countries represented, I helped out with Marguerite Derricourt's installation of, Of Earth and Air, as well as Morgan Jones and his top award winning The Sun Also Rises. I just went wherever I was needed.
|Christabel Wigley with Night Moves|
|Wind and Wave by Lenton Parr, 1988|
|Oceanides by Helen Leete, 1998|
|Eastern Blue Grouper by Tim Johnmann|
|Sandstone Sea themed boulder by Ishi Buki, 2002|
|Eastern Water Dragon|
Meanwhile, back at SxS they were busily finishing the installations. And I should mention that Bondi Beach has some public art of its own.
I took another ferry to find Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden on Lavender Bay. A very nice spot, and after a walk-around, I took the train back over the bay to the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
|Harbour Cycles by Richard Byrnes, 2009|
|Foxie by Clary Akon, 2007|
Constance Roth, Mary Stoddard, Emily Meston, and Margaret Fleming
|Weary by Florence Fuller, 1888|
|Flowers and grapes hanging from a ring by Maria van Oosterwijck, c1670-80|
|Mignon by Elizabeth Stanhope Forbes, 1890|
|Deux personnages assis (Intimite) by Maria Vorobieff-Stebelska (Marevna), c 1915-17|
|Grandmere by Hilda Rix Nicholas, c 1914|
|High tide at St. Malo by Ethel Carrick, c1911-12|
|Tutini (Pukumani grave posts) 1958|
|Untitled by Boxer Milner Tjampitjin, 1998|
|Winding the Skein by Frederic Leighton, c 1878|
|The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon by Edward John Poynter, 1881-90.|
|Cimon and Iphigenia by Frederic Leighton, 1884|
|A Juggler by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1870|
|Cleopatra by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1875|
|Artemis and Hyperion by George Frederic Watts, C1881|
|Three bathers by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1913|
|Seated nude with necklace by Amedeo Modigliani, 1917|
|L'homme au foulard rouge by Chaim Soutine, c 1921|
And that led me to the downtown district where I found more art.
|Bird Totem by Adrian Mauriks, 1988|
|Crossed Blades by Alexander Calder, 1967|
|Water, Fire and Earth sculpture by Gerard Havekes, 1961|
|Yininmadyemi - Thou didst let fall by Tony Albert, 2015|
|Gapstone by Josef Paulini|
|Heaven's Door by Ayako Saito, 2018|
|King Gilgamesh by Lewis Batros, 2000|
|Individuals by Andrew Rogers, 2013|
See the rest here.
I brought the parts with me to construct a dog which I donated to the Sydney Dogs & Cats Home, which was, fortunately, purchased at auction.
|Surf-Boarder Collie in native habitat, Bondi Beach|