Friday, March 19, 2010

Our weekend in Brisbane...

Last weekend we went to Brisbane for a few commitments. Firstly, we had a meeting on Friday at Griffith Uni about holding a Regional Social Forum for the South East pacific in Brisbane in 2011. We were staying with one of the organisers so we had a lot fun wandering around Brisbane for an evening, including a show and music at the Gallery of Modern Art.

The rather wonderful GoMa had a wonderful exhibition "The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT6)". Here's a few pics:

Kohei Nawa, PixCell-Elk#2 2009

Zhu Weibing, Ji Wenyu | People holding flowers (detail) 2007

YNG (Yoshitomo Nara and graf)

pic from here

We also went along to the Queensland mueseum which contained some rather interesting exhibits which amused us no end....

Friend from the muesum:

And just some scenic spots where we were green everywhere compared to Melbourne!

We had a combined Aduki/Green Renters stall all day saturday at the Green Earth Festival before catching a flight back home. It was the first festival of it's kind in Brisbane and was strictly vegan with some yummy food options including funky pies, various indian and sri lankin stalls and sweet treats. There was vegan poetry, music, a film tent and it was a good day with a reasonable turn out but I couldn't help feeling it was a case of preaching to the converted in regard to challenging the status quo. It was extremely hot and I got rather sunburnt but we made some goods contacts.

It also demonstrates how difficult it is to do stalls in other states as it's too hard to carry along a marquee and any big promotional material, so it's easy to look amateurish.

Here's me pre burning looking very unfashionable:

So it was very much a whistlestop visit with no shops and only a touch of sightseeing. All rather exhausting but good fun!

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