I’ve been a bit slow to blog this one because it’s nearly time for me to go to Cockatoo Island again. We dashed out there one hot Friday, knowing that we were going again soon, especially to see an exhibition. I’d been told that there was a William Kentridge exhibition out there and found it strange as it wasn’t advertised anywhere. It turned out that yes, there was an installation out there. I love Kentridge’s drawings and he often turns them into short films by altering the drawing for each frame. Here’s an example.
This installation was in a big old warehouse on the top floor. The naturally distressed walls and bricked up windows were used as a background for eight simultaneous films with surround sound. This clip will allow you to hear the music but only show you one of the films and certainly not immerse you in the experience. We stayed through it six times and would have enjoyed it again and again.
There was also another exhibition “The Boys from Cockatoo’ of paintings done by an artist who was a worker at the shipyard of scenes from those days when work was going on there.
We had caught an early ferry out there, and first we took many photos while there were still interesting shadows. Those will go towards solar plate etchings when I start printmaking again in the winter. Then I drew this crane.