Monday, July 6, 2009

School Holiday Fun

(Rose Skinner working on Wonderland)


If you are looking for something fun and cultural to entertain the kids
whilst on school holidays, then head out to the Ipswich Art Gallery.

Artist, Rose Skinner of Perth, is currently creating her artwork on
location as a part of the "I wish I lived in Wonderland" Exhibit.

Rose will be on site installing her artwork from June 27 to July 26.


My daughter and I had a wonderful time creating our own "Wacky Hats"
with Artist Velvet Pesu before making our way up to the Children's Gallery to view the
" I wish I lived in Wonderland" exhibit.

(my Rose wearing her Wacky Hat)

We were lucky enough to meet Rose busy at work, creating her
wonderland. Rose says "she pays particular attention to her work
from a child's perspective." The affect from any angle is inspiring, although
for a child wandering through the exhibit, it really is a Wonderland.

Help Rose to create Wonderland by contributing your own paper flower
to the garden. Children are so inspiring, its amazing
to see the different designs they come up with.

(Rose and the children creating flowers for Rose Skinners Garden)

With plenty of activities for the kids, the Ipswich Art Gallery
is the perfect place to spend these holidays.



I can't send you to the Art Gallery without giving you
my tip for the best coffee in town, so here it is.

Head to the Top of Town, and check out the Cactus Espresso Bar, 173 Brisbane St.

With some lovely boutique stores opening up, the Top of Town
is definitely the place to grab a Coffee and browse the stores.

My tips are; Province Modern Country
197 Brisbane St

Vintage Advantage
185 Brisbane St

The Old Flour Mill Arcade
231 Brisbane St

Val Haala
174 Brisbane St

Gallery Newtown
176 Brisbane St

If your looking for some art supplies after a little inspiration from the gallery, then
try Art Time, 203 Brisbane St, Ipswich


See you at the Boutique Market Portside this Sunday, for the
Market and Coffee and Chocolate Affair.

Please stop in at the Peg and Kate stall, and say hello.
I look forward to hearing about the fabulous hats you have made at the
Ipswich Art Gallery. See you there, Kate.




1 comments:

Micky - Handmade Expo said...

I thought I would also drop a word in about the Top of Town with a new little Handmade Only Boutique called Handmade Heaven in the Old Flour Mill... drop in and say hi to Liesa, she would love to see you.

Micky
xxoo

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