Falling Back to Earth – Cai Guo-Qiang at GOMA, Brisbane – Part 2

This is gallery two for Cai Guo-Qiang’s Falling Back to Earth exhibition at GOMA which ran from November 2013 to May 2014. Gallery One includes a post about the exhibition and images from the installation titled, Heritage, an installation of 99 animals gathered around a waterhole. Continue reading

Falling Back to Earth – Cai Guo-Qiang at GOMA, Brisbane – Part 1

Recently, City of Images visited the Falling Back to Earth exhibition at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art which ran from November 2013 to May 2014. The City of Images galleries are for those who may have missed the exhibition, as well as anyone who wants to revisit it virtually. Continue reading

California Design 1930-1965 – Queensland Art Gallery, South Bank – Part 2

In Part 1, you’ll find more information about the exhibition, which I emphasise again is highly recommended, quite apart from the excuse it offers to go the the gallery and simply enjoy the beautiful space and atmosphere. Meanwhlle, these posts will give you a taste of the show which ends on February 9, 2014. Continue reading

California Design 1930-1965 – Queensland Art Gallery, South Bank

California Design at the Queensland Art Gallery is an exhibition touring from – yes, indeed – California, specifically from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). It covers the period 1930 to 1965 when creativity across the board flourished and found one of its homes on the United States’ west coast. (This is part 1 of two galleries – so check out Part 2, too! Continue reading

SPRUKE Part 2 – Brisbane’s Inaugural Ukulele Festival – Ukes Galore!!!

Hello again, uke lovers.  This gallery is entirely devoted to the uke in all its beauteous and lyrical wonder.

Take a look at Part One and Part Three for the full picture.

Continuing our newly minted tradition of featuring You Tube Uke Sensations, here is Julia Nunes (any relation to one of the 19th-century creators of the uke, Manuel Nunes, we ask wonderingly?) enjoying herself and entertaining her millions of fans: Continue reading

Brisbane’s Smallest Residents: Insects in Micro Macro

Here at City of Images we have a healthy respect for the great outdoors, and the indoors, too – all doors, really. But concerning the great outdoors, the tiniest part of it – the micro world of insects – has been looming larger, what with Spring having sprung and Summer encroaching. Come to think of it, most of Winter was a sham, wasn’t it, more of a mild summer dressed in a lightweight jacket. In any case, we thought we’d get you in the mood for the gorgeous winged things and creepy crawlies of the balmier months, and many others besides, with this gallery of micro-locals. Continue reading

St Matthew’s Anglican Church – Grovely

There’s a lovely little church, contemplation garden, and graveyard at the Anglican Parish of Grovely in Brisbane’s inner North-West.

Located at 37 Church Road, Grovely (you can also find it listed under Mitchelton), St Matthew’s resembles an English country church, especially on a foggy morning, as you’ll see in the gallery.

Call me morbid, but I love a foggy graveyard. It’s quiet, calm, and restful – appropriate really, given its purpose.  But equally, St Matthew’s is a beautiful church in its own understated way, and looks just as irresistible on a bright sunny day. It hosts movie makers and weddings, baptisms and funerals, in addition to its usual religious services. The garden is a place for reflection and meditation and City of Images recommends a visit if you’d like both a memento mori reminder, and a welcoming place of peace. Continue reading