The weeks are slipping by so fast aren’t they? We’re trying to make the most of the mild Autumn weather before the rain kicks in. The last two weeks have been lovely, we’ve been out and about seeing things around our city. Two things we’ve really enjoyed were #Public2016 and the Night Noodle Markets at Elizabeth Quay.
PUBLIC is a fantastic festival centred around place activation. Organised by FORM it is in its third year and 2016 included a prototyping festival in Claremont and some incredible murals painted at Curtin University. The prototyping festival, PLATFORM, invited creatives to design and develop street installations that would capture the imagination of the public. My favourite was The Language of Flowers an installation of hundreds of hanging paper flowers. The girls loved the winning entry, Car Yard, which turned a ute into a playground with a sandpit in the utility tray and lots of other fun features.
It was fantastic seeing the murals at Curtin being painted, so many incredible artists sharing their work.
I love seeing how the different artists work, some are very painterly using brushes and rollers, while others use spray cans and stencils. So many different styles and beautiful murals to take in. I need to go back to see all the artworks.
We finished our weekend with a trip to the Night Noodle markets at Elizabeth Quay. It was the first time we have taken the girls to the newly developed quay and they had great fun running around at night with the bridge lit up in different colours. There is something so exciting about going out at night as a child isn’t there? It’s a bit like a different reality. I had fun playing with my camera for some cool bokeh shots.
I love that magic time when the warm glow of the setting sun creates magic on the landscape.