I recently returned from a six week trip visiting the Motherland...Greece. It had been nineteen years since I was last there. Of course a lot had changed but so much was just as I remembered it. Here , in the first of three parts, I have selected a series of images that form a general snapshot of my trip and a bit of a lead up to what the subsequent posts will feature.
I spent last weekend learning and practising the art of photogravure at the wonderful Baldessin Press Studio. Set in the beautiful magical bushlands of St Andrews this was the most idealic art retreat and I came away so so incredibly inspired. Thank you to my wonderful teacher Silvi Glattauer and to Tess Edwards and Lloyed Godman for your generous hospitality. Can't wait to return! x
Although I don't seem to carry my camera everywhere these days I did take a few pictures on a recent trip to Sydney.
Dating back to 1915, the Hotel Palisade in Millers Point was once the working man's pub. Recently redesigned with a nice consideration to the hotel's history.
Moody indigo nook on the second level
Just up the road the Lord Nelson claims to be Sydney's oldest pub
Corinthian style columns in the foyer of the Art Gallery of NSW
Although the main reason for my visit to the Art Gallery of New South Wales was the Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera exhibition, I enjoyed getting a close look at Sidney Long (Flamingoes 1902) and Frederick McCubbin (Self portrait, 1886).
And my favourite character from Homer's Odyssey...Circe (Betram Mackennal c. 1902)