It’s been a week, indeeed. Things have been hotting up, with me trying to learn everything there is to know about SQL Server 2000 and Meta-Databases, and you know, stuff….
Christmas happened, and we got to catch up with a whole bag of peopl who we love. Yay.
We went to Heide during the week, and checked out the Sidney Nolan exhibition. It’s a cracker of a display. There’s a huge collection of Nolan’s ‘other’ Ned Kelly paintings – thirty years worth. There are some wonderful pieces, and a huge variety of styles. It was great to see. Especially the huge 9 panel bush scene. Awesome.
We were also lucky enough to see ‘A link and a trust‘, the re-creation of Sidney Nolan and Albert Tucker’s joint 1954 exhibition in Rome. Heide have managed to get their hands on all of the paintings from that exhibition, and have put them up in the same order as the originial exhibit. It’s a strikingly wonderful exhibit. The two things that struck me most were the gallery’s use of lighting to highlight the paints, and make them seem almost iridescent, and the fact that there are paintings done on cardboard. Just another reminder that art is not about having the best materials and equipment, it’s about the vision and execution of ideas. (Yes, I am looking at someone…)
We also had a wander around the Kitchen Garden at Heide, and saw a wonderful old rose bush. Before the days of hybridisation, roses looked like bramble bushes, and there was one at Heide. With big, single petal, open flowers, and huge quntities of pollen in the centre. In fact, almost every flower had at least 3 bees in it. I wish I had the camera on hand….
Anywho, I must go now to brush up on my inner, left, right and outer joins, before I start the new job tomorrow.
Be well, and stuff.