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While blogger was on "holiday" I was being busy myself. I had to take my son into the city to his school for a test for three days. Its a big nation wide test that schools have to do each year for the government to see whats going on with our childrens education. It's called NAPLAN. So because our son is home schooled, we had the option of sending him to the nearest school to do the test, or bring him in to the distance school. We opted for the distance school, as there is no way he would have coped in the mainstream school. Unfortunatly it is quite a drive away. Through lots of peek hour traffic to. First day we drove in, and I went to the nearest shopping centre to
On the second day, we caught the train back to a station where you get off to access the Museam, the Art Gallery, the State Library, the Performing Arts Centre, the Science Centre, the Convention Centre and the Modern Art Gallery. They are all in one big area, that has lots of gardens, parks, sculptures, and water features. It's a great area. You always see people with canvases set up, or camera equipment, or even just lying around on the grassed areas, reading and stuff. I love it. So arty :)
We went to the Modern Art Gallery to see this exhibition that we have been wanting to see for a while. But we were too late! It had finished and they were packing it up. While walking past the Library I saw a poster of an interesting exhibition in one of their halls. So we went to have a look. It was called LUMINA and was so, so pretty. The room was darkened and only lit buy the various works of art made by two artists. There was a chicken made up of shards of glass and fibre optics who changed to the colour of the scarf you waved in front of him. There was a nest of soft white fluffy orbs that glowed in pretty blues and greens. You walked through a forest of trees that were strings of tiny mirrors that reflected lights onto the ground. In the middle of the forest were three glowing blue towers that were made of glass that looked like water drops. There were insects that looked like computer chips that lit up in green and red and blue, and had little LCD displays on their backs with random words running across them. Some of them were on the ground and others were running up the walls. It was an excellent exhibit.
After, we walked across the bridge back into the city centre which was buzzing with people. I love the mall, open-aired, full of different people. Performing, going to their jobs, shopping... We went to our favourite book store, which is set up in an old bank. Everything there is discounted, and then discounted again 50% off. They have everything from art supplies, to books, stationary, and gifty things. Very cool place.
It's been quite a week. Tonight we are off to the show! (Carnival I guess you would call it) We decided to go in the evening to see the fireworks, and the demollision derby.
I am also determined to get some fairy floss!
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