I had occasion this week to visit the Art Gallery of NSW to both view their latest exhibition of Monet and Impressionist Paintings and to hear author Sarah Turnbull talk about her time of living in Paris.
I had loved Sarah’s Book upon reading it (as recommended by Ron) and so I gathered a posse to come see and hear.
What to say? Sarah’s chat was informal and informative, though, as with the last celeb talk I heard at the the Museum (Stephanie Alexander) the lighting on the speaker was hopeless, it seems it’s all reserved for whatever artwork they’re standing in front of!! Sound however, was not a problem and Sarah filled us in on the perceived glamour of living in Paris versus the reality of it… She’s living back in Australia now, with her husband and I’m stoked to have picked up a copy of the book and got it signed, and even have time for a chat with her about being an expat, after we’d done our tour of the exhibition.
The exhibiton was lovely. What can a total art gumby say but, Hmmm, I like that one, ooh, but not that one so much. I like going to galleries, I like seeing what’s out there… but art critic? I am not… So, if you want more, check out the website… www.monet.org.au, and, if it happens you’re in Sydney sometime in the next few months, make sure you go along and see it. It’s beautiful.