Over my Christmas break I went to see the Matisse: Drawing Life exhibition at GoMA which didn’t feature his colorful and bold paintings but instead displayed his simple black and white sketches created during his artistic career.
I’ll admit that my art knowledge about Matisse is pretty slim so it was interesting to go and learn more about him. While there were only a few minor paintings within the collection, I think his sketches reflect a lot about his interests and the processes behind his paintings.
I’ve really wanted to see the exhibition “Lumia: art | light | motion” at the State Library of Queensland since I saw it advertised at a bus stop and because we had another long weekend it was the perfect opportunity to go check it out. The reason that I was so keen about seeing it was that one of the creators, Gavin Sade, was my lecturer for my main course units during university. I had seen lots of his conceptual sketches as well as videos of the final pieces and now I had the chance to actually go and interact with these projects and test them out for myself.