Monday, February 28, 2011

The exhibition opening

Mother Nature, the exhibition opened on Thursday 17th Feb. at The Hotel Richmond First Bar, Level 1.

The atmosphere of relaxation in the private lounge portals of the Hotel Richmond First Bar set the scene for the visual art dislay of paintings and hand coloured etchings reflecting the sun, the earth and the seasons. A hub of a select few enjoyed a few wines and nibbles talking about art and the Fringe. I met with some old and some more frequent friends, a few new and exciting art lovers then afterward set to escape to dine at the restaurants on Gouger St. with my Fringe team, David my husband and wizard's apprentice and Feleena my consultant on everything Adelaide. We were accompanied by friend and relative Tracy Clarke and settled on a quiet but somewhat charming old pub.
From the desert to the sea Mother Nature demands an audience.

Fringe caravan

Well, I have to say to get a glimpse of what the Fringe has to offer then head to Rundle Mall and see the performances at the Fringe Caravan.
The Caravan has a 50's/ 60's feel, one of those classic chrome and red caravans and topped up with a polka dotted presenter to intoduce a sample of the delights of the Fringe to the general public. Jugglers, singers, actors and even visual artists like me get to show their wares and entice the public to their events. The Fringe team always there to support you through your stage fright and hand out pamplets to the passerby.
I simply love Rundle Mall with all its atmosphere, not just the chic boutiques (which any woman enjoys0 but the sidewalk performanaces. The violin at one corner, a juggler at another, a mime artist, always there all year round. This month the Mall is full of Art and the Fringe Caravan is the place to stop.

A wash out of Unearthly Delights

Hi again,

The Adelaide Fringe started wet but the postponing of the street parade did not deter the crowds from the streets from enjoying the Fringe events.

The Garden of Unearthly Delights definately the place to see. A somewhat sideshow setting of amazingly crafted stages of performances, art, craft and lip smacking food.

Set in the picturesce Rundle Park, the Garden of Unearthly Delights set the scene for the excitement that represents what the Fringe is all about. At night the lanterns sent unearthly shadows through the trees, whilst you were surrounded by shopfronted performance tents, artworks in their own right. Artists of all genres hypnotised the passing public offering delights, tempting the artistic taste buds to experience their unearthly performance.