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!