Thursday, 9 September 2010

Days Out!

So there's no My Creative Space this week, because I have been on two very lovely days out in a row and have not had a single moment for any creativity other than to be inspired!
Yesterday I visited Autumn Fair at the Birmingham NEC.

The highlights were the Poppy Treffry stand (love this bag on the website),

Image from what's about town?

and the Disaster Designs Stand - I have loved them for a while, but this new range, bags that look like letters, is really quite sweet! I got a freebie tote bag from them too, which is gorgeous, I shall look quite the gal about town as I mooch along the streets with it! They only have a wholesale site at the moment, but it looks like there is a retail site coming soon!

I had a look around Wolverhampton Art Gallery after Autumn Fair, which is always a favourite, and today I went to another favourite gallery - Tate Liverpool!I grabbed my Polaroid and jumped on the train with Whirlwind Amy, and off we went on a lovely adventure! There is a new part of the exhibition, here is the description from the Tate website, which describes it better than I could!

"Tate Liverpool continues this unique and highly popular collection display with a brand new collaboration between Tate Liverpool curators and Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, entitled The Sculpture of Language. Opening from 11 June 2010, Duffy's multi-layered and poetic display explores the numerous ways in which artists have engaged with language through their own art.
Works featured range from the surrealist art of Salvador Dalí and René Magritte, through to Gillian Wearing’s striking photographic series Signs That Say What You Want Them To Say…
In response to the display, Carol Ann Duffy has written a new sonnet entitled POETRY that will be integrated within the exhibition. For the first time in her career the poet has devised an installation that invites visitors to interact with the display by re-arranging the words of the sonnet to create and original an unlimited poem."
tate website

I studied Carol Ann Duffy in my English Literature A-Level and always liked her work, so it was lovely to see the pieces that she had selected for the exhibition, it was really very thought provoking. My favourite piece was this...

Edward Collier A Trompe l'Oeil of Newspapers, Letters and Writing Implements on a Wooden Board circa 1699 image from the Tate website

When I got home from my adventure, I had this waiting for me - my very first postcrossing post card!

It's from Numo in Portugal, it's lovely!

So, there are my adventure of the last couple of days, now I am going for a nap to recover!


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