Thank you Mitch for becoming our first follower on this blog! And great to hear from Catherine.
Then it was happily on to the Art Gallery of Western Australia. We were just in time to listen to a presentation by indigenous artists from Arnhem Land, one of whom yesterday was awarded the First Prize in a national competition of Indigenous Art. We really enjoyed this gallery for its variety of works the current exhibitions and the ambience of the spaces -both contemporary and heritage utilizing the old courthouse.
There are some great works by the Heidelberg school and other international artists of the 19th and 20th centuries but our favourite was a work by John Longstaff entitled "Breaking the News". Not far behind McCubbin's famous "Down on his Luck".
|Brass monkey hotel Northbridge|
|View of Perth from King's Garden|
|In King's Gardens|
|War Memorial King's Gardens|
We headed out in the rain looking for somewhere to eat. Having walked the length of the Mall we decided that we were close enough to "Miss Maud's Swedish All You Can Eat Smorgasbord" and so Scandinavian it was! Two hours later we staggered home with full bellies and very satisfied. The only surprise was that the bus driver's promise of all you can eat for $30 was a fair bit off mark when we went to pay the bill!. It was still worth it.