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Leaving Me Inspired


Art galleries are always on my list of things to-do when traveling. I’m a visually stimulated person, so art galleries are like drugs for me – oooh the colors! But seriously, they are cool. I’ll be honest and say that I can never really stop and read the information about the pictures, but can definitely stop and pick apart the pieces of a painting if they are asking for it.

As one of my cultural activities while in Sydney, I walked on over to the Art Gallery of New South Wales and spent a few hours in eye candy heaven. It’s a pretty decent gallery with a little bit of everything. I really enjoyed the colonial art that was just streaming with sunshine, but it was all good.


It seems to be a common trend nowadays that whenever I enter an art gallery of sorts, I usually end up sitting in a dark room on a bean bag chair surrounded by freaky-weird videos.

Overall, art galleries generally leave me feeling like I should be taking more photos or buying some paints. I love that feeling. However, I must say that I am so very glad that I left the artexpress exhibition for last! Seriously, I felt more amazed, inspired, enlightened and intrigued in that one room than in the entire gallery! And get this… the art is from high school art students! Amazing!

So, fellow Oz dwellers and travelers – go to the Art Gallery. It’s great and you’ll feel totally inspired aftwards. I promise!


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5 Responses to Leaving Me Inspired

  1. [F]oxymoron April 7, 2009 at 9:35 am #

    Are they free in Australia?

    And if any of you readers visit Washington DC, the art galleries are free AND great. 🙂 (I do not work for any art gallery)

  2. Phil Boston April 8, 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    Ever been to the eye candy of eye candies, Le Louvre?

  3. Phil Boston April 8, 2009 at 2:31 pm #

    Here's one of my favorites, George Seurat's, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, which personified the Pointillism movement.

  4. Patrick April 8, 2009 at 10:10 am #

    Foxy has a good question, are they free? They are in London (and fantastic I might add). I’ve been enjoying reading your blog and hope you continue to have some great adventures and write about them for those of us who are shackled (for another 2 years 11 months and 2 days) to our jobs.

  5. Brooke April 9, 2009 at 7:38 am #

    Hey, yes, this one was free. I love that! You have to pay for the special exhibit, but I’m cheap and didn’t of course… haha. 🙂

    @Patrick – Thanks for reading 🙂 I remember the days when my countdown was that long… It’ll come soon enough!

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