Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Culturally speaking ...

... it's been a big week. Last night we were in the audience for 'Little Shop of Horrors', a show I'd not seen, although it was much talked about at the time. I'm not sure why, but perhaps it was because I was so taken with the film of 'Rocky Horror', which I saw first at the drive in ahem a year or two ago.

It was a very polished production, the set simple but effective, the puppet stunning and the singing and performances fabulous.
But I wasn't allowed to take pics in there, so here is the Melbourne encountered on the way back to the station.

Today while waiting for a friend so we could see the '200 Years of Australian Fashion' exhibition, I slipped in to the gallery showing 'Australian Watercolours' and photographs by Henry Talbot, a 60s fashion photographer. 

This John Bracks painting is from a series I think, and depicts part of the battle between pens and pencils!

I loved this Donald Friend still life, all wonky and wonderful.

To the fashion. I wanted to get some photos of fashion from the early 1850s, but this was about the only one that fit the bill. I stopped taking pics after this because I just wanted to look.

and then there was a fork and two knives. Yes, it might look like two forks and a knife, but that's not what my friend was sure she'd collected for our lunch.

Tonight is choir, rehearsing with a neighbouring choir.


Corinne Fenton said...

What a lovely snapshot of a cultural Melbourne evening. Gorgeous pics too.

Claire said...

Thanks Cee. Filling the pot!