Friday, March 21, 2014

Chronicling the Art Hunter

In an effort to avoid uni work for one day, we both headed to the opposite side of Sydney,  to check out the eclectic modern works at the Art Hunter exhibition in Alexandria. As dedicated fans of The Cool Hunter and The Writing, we knew that we had to see the innovative installations first-hand. The exhibition showcased an array of undeniable talent including artists; CJ Henry, Oliver Tanner, Hollie Martin, Joe Crossley and Luke Shadbolt (just to name a few). Each work was distinguishable from one another with different mediums and structures characterising each memorable piece. 

Though, we will admit that we got a little giddy when we got to the curtains that shielded Tania Debono's (Creator of the Writing) anticipated installation. We are both huge fans of her work and our own personal Instagram accounts (as well as the blog's) are covered with her scarily accurate quotes from @thewriting. Not only did Tania's art installation verbalise and normalise relatable thoughts, but each quote brought on a memory and subsequent laughter. This particular installation got the better of us and for those relatable quotes that we thought encapsulated parts of our personality, we HAD to take a photo with them. Though, with the words being on the floor, we resulted to lying in the middle of the space, in fits of laughter trying to take images as onlookers gazed confusingly. 

After we left the incredible work Tania did, we went to the adjacent installation to look at Hendrick Gericke's quirky black-lit confession room. Every individual that went into that installation could contribute to the art by writing a confession and taping it to the wall. The space was not only hilarious and entertaining but addictive, and once you started to read other's confessions, you could not stop until you had read them all. We did not exclude ourselves from the hundreds of others involved in this work, and followed suit, adding individual confessions to the walls. If you attend the exhibition (which you will), try figure out which ones were ours, we left a little clue! To finish off the inspiring trip to see some of the most unimaginable works we ever had, we left our blog's little mark in the confessions installation. 

So, if you are reading this post with the query of whether or not you should spend your valuable time in the presence of some of the most unbelievable works in Sydney, then our answer is HELL YES and HURRY UP. Not only is this exhibition a must-see, but it will only be around for a short amount of time, so chop-chop, it won't wait for you. 

We have listed all the important info you need below:

The Art Hunter 
Open for three weeks only at:
90-96 Bourke Road
(directly opposite the Grounds)

Opening Hours
Mondays - CLOSED
Tue-Fri - Midday until 8pm
Sat & Sun - 10am - 4pm

Friday, March 7, 2014

Chronicling the Tuckshop

On the rare day that we do not need to trek into the city for uni, we both craved a healthy breakfast at our usual favourite spots in Sydney's inner-city suburbs. Luckily for us, we did not need to take the long journey into town to get that, since the Tuckshop opened in our local suburb of Glenhaven. You could be forgiven for forgetting you were 35km out of an eclectic inner-city suburb thanks to their quirky menu and enthusiastic staff, living up to the quote on their menu stating, "where is it not the city and you couldn't care less". If you want perfect coffee, food and friendly service then we strongly recommend this slice of "Glenheaven".