Dec 30, 2011

Sculpture by the Sea, 2011 (3)

Ron Gomboc - Together in balance

This is my final post of 2011 'Sculpture by the Sea' (Bondi) photos. I wasn't able to find out the name of the artist of the sculpture above, if you know please let me know.

Jane Gillings - Provenance (a gift frame)

Kyoung Kwon Kim - Cover the rainbow

Margarite Sampson - The yearning

Georg Mayerhanser - Angel is born

Alan and Julie Aston - Simply black & white
Although the sculptures are gone for this year, this coastal walk remains very popular all year.

Dec 18, 2011


Statue in the Corridor of Oaks, Faulconbridge

The Corridor of Oaks  has an oak tree planted by each of Australia's Prime Ministers (or by a representative) since federation . Joseph Jackson MLA (1874–1961), was the founder of the Corridor of Oaks and donated 20 acres of land for this purpose in 1933 .

Near the Corridor of Oaks is Jackson Park and an adjoining bush reserve. These photos of flowers were taken on a short walk around Jackson Park Reserve. Location map

Triggerplant (Stylidium graminifolium) [left]
It's called the Trigger Plant because an insect can trigger the release of the stigma & stamen column onto the insect, which assists pollen exchange.

 Fringed Violet (Thysanotus tuberosus) [right]

Sir Henry Parkes (1816 - 1896) was Premier of NSW five times, or Prime Minister as it was called before federation, and is known as the 'Father of Australian Federation'. His grave is quite near the station at Faulconbridge, which was named after Parkes' residence, 'Faulconbridge House'

Sir Henry Parkes Grave, Faulconbridge
    Blue Mountains Local Studies

  The Corridor of Oaks is further along Sir Henrys Parade, towards Springwood.  Location map 

Dec 4, 2011

Sculpture by the Sea, 2011 (2)

Belinda Villani - The predators in the park
This is my second post of 2011 'Sculpture by the Sea' photos

Robert Hague - Aporia II
Simon McGrath - Who left the tap running
This giant tap set was very popular with both children and adults, as were the lions above.

Ayad Alqarogholli - Heavenly kiss

Michael Purdy - Tectonic

The two sculptures below were in 'Sculpture Inside', an exhibition of smaller sculptures, which were housed in a marquee in Mark's Park. Michael Purdy uses Sydney sandstone for his sculptures.

Michael Purdy - red sea

Deborah Halpern - Little princess