contemporary art saturday

fortunately i've never been this trashed while shopping on a saturday morningYou know what's really bad... having been somewhere and not being able to remember the name of the place you've been... especially when you know exactly where it is. Add to that a computer that freezes up for no good reason and, well, yeah... so I've been trying to track down the name of the place for about the last hour... BLAH!

It kinda matches up with the start of the day, I kinda felt like I was playing "catch up" for a good chunk of the morning... I went to bed late last night, which meant I got up late this morning, and I was shopping on my own due to Ma's haircut, and I'm not sure I bought much worthwhile. Then as I was driving home I saw Ma's car ahead of me, and basically followed her down the road to my place, so she was already there when I made it to the apartment with all the shopping...

After I'd unpacked everything and we'd gone through a number of the stories we would normally have told each other on the way to the supermarket we headed down to the Smiggle store at Burnside since Ma somehow managed to break the stapler I bought her for her birthday. Fortunately they replaced it with no dramas (and no receipt either which was even better) and we had a quick little wander around Burnside. We went into the cute little gift/card store we've been into a bunch of times and I happened to see a toy soldier... okay, granted it was a squeaky baby's "rattle", but it's still a toy soldier. They also had a tin wind up one that I've seen on previous occasions (and in other places), but I decided to get them both (actually I was going to buy them, but Ma was all Snatchy Sue, so she actually bought them). Then we wandered over to a little toy store at the edge of the complex and they had a little plastic wind-up toy soldier (who admittedly doesn't actually walk like he's supposed to, but I got him cheaper because of that).

Then, because we were planning to go to that place I couldn't remember the name of and that didn't open until 2pm, we headed into the city to do some random wandering and poking about in some of our favourite places. They've just realised the second series of the cheap Penguin Books, so while we poked around in Borders I picked up three new ones (Casino Royale, The Witches of Eastwick and The Big Sleep)... I didn't have the best luck with enjoying the last ones I bought, but hopefully these should be better.

I also gave in to my DVD addiction again (Macbeth and Molière), picked up a very cheap plastic rosary (I've been having an ongoing obsession for a while and it was only $1... although it's too small to wear), and generally wandered about.

Then we went back to the car and drove to the other side of the city to That Place...

colliding worlds (right) and phantasia (left) exhibitionsI eventually worked out that That Place is actually the "Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art" at UniSA... which is somewhere that we've been wanting to go for ages, but I think it originally wasn't open on Saturdays and up until recently we didn't know that that had changed.

But we specifically went along to see the two pieces on the right (actually the image on the far right is part of a series)... The Young Family by Patricia Piccinini (I just wish there had been more of her work on display, because I love her stuff) and The Regal Twelve by Alexia Sinclair.

There was some other reasonably good stuff too... although I can't quite believe Ma and I sat there for 35 minutes watching Hayden Folwer's Second Nature video... very odd stuff...

Once we had our fill of art and culture, we headed back to North Adelaide, picked up some food and watched Heroes... so a slightly different day, but it finished better than it started...

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