Friday, 7 September 2012

The 18th Biennale Sydney 2012

A short ferry ride from The Quay,
World Heritage Listed Cockatoo Island once again is host to


Here,a large number of international artists juxtapose their 
modern creations among the remnants of a bygone
era of convicts and shipbuilders

A few of my favourites include the Euraba Artists and Papermakers
whose creation in the Turbine Shed was a highlight


And I loved the wind-scattered
 Giant letters littering the Prison Courtyard


And in the Chapel of the Old Convict Precinct I coveted the collection of 
threads and cuddles  covering the ancient wooden floor

 Sometimes it was difficult to tell what was art and what was reality

And snapping the snapper was always interesting

British artist Philip Beasley enchanted with his ethereal moving lights ....

Whilst the Museum of Copulatory Organs mesmerised some 
and left others somewhat nonplussed!

For me the most poignant was Nadia Myer's Scar Project

.... an emotional journey on canvas
.... on an emotional journey 
to an island forged by 
decades of human endeavour.

© 2012 Francesca Muir


  1. Thank you for the beautiful tour Francesca.

    1. A pleasure Costas - always happy to take you on a tour! Have a lovely week. F

  2. Once again I have to pick my jaw up from the floor at the depth and colour of your photo's Frannie.
    Some look like they have been painted.
    Keep transporting through your magical lens. I will never tire.
    Belinda x

    1. Thank you Belinda. Have a lovely day and keep taking photos. F xx

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    1. Lisa thank you so much - I am thrilled that my photos resonate with you. F x

  4. Just fabulous shots Francesca :-) Thanks for sharing them.

    1. Thank you Cathy - it was a very special day I must say! Fx

  5. Beautiful work and very happy to find your site. Thanks Lisa for directing me here I'll be back.

    Am missing Sydney and I love your photographic eye! And I've never been to Cockatoo Island so thank you. Ciao cat

    1. Hi Cat - great to have you on board and yes - thank you Lisa! Cockatoo Island is a must next time you are in Sydney - especially on a warm summer's day. You can also camp on the island and there are also beautiful heritage houses to rent - for special occasions. Going over to read all about you now. Have a lovely week. F

  6. Fabulous photos Francesca! I see what you mean..about art and reality..none the less, they are all wonderful! Thanks so much for your lovely birthday comments...always love it when you stop by Francesca. Your are a dear...:)
    Jeanne xx


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