Sunday, April 22, 2012

Thank you Mick Jagger

I just got home after my extended weekend in Perth. I actually had such a fantastic time. It is not often that I spontaneously go out of my comfort zone into an entirely new environment, and it's definitely not often that I sort of break routine in regards to work and uni and eating cereal every night and stuff. I got home like 20 minutes ago and the first thing I did was eat a bowl of cereal, retire to my room, turn on the radio to Magic 1278 and start blogging. Old habits die hard.

So on Friday night was the opening of 'Hatched' at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. It was actually a 'big event', bigger than I thought, and it was great because as an artist in the show I had free drinks and people coming up to me congratulating me and stuff. I was really into dressing up for the night and I saw it as the perfect opportunity to wear my new rainbow platforms that I blogged about not long ago, and this kind of rich royal red silk dress that I got at Savers for a STEAL! I have photos but I need to develop them so you must be patient.. in the meantime Iphone photos will have to suffice. As it happened lots of people seemed to be into my outfit and I got photographed for 'The West' which is like their main newspaper over there so I was pretty thrilled even if I never get to see the photo. I didn't win the $35000 prize that was awarded to one participate in the show, but as I see it it was a prize enough even having that 1 in 35 change at getting $35000, as was being amongst other incredible young artists with reason for the same chance. The winner was very deserving, as anyone in the show would have been - which is what I always keep in mind when these art things turn into 'art competition' things. I just had the most fun and insane night and drunk a fair few of those free drinks and at one point my friends and I were drinking pure peppermint oil or something, which I swear I can still smell through my skin, and then we went to sing karaoke in this REALLY WEIRD place and I felt very disorientated because I'd just flown across the entire country and ended up at this dingy place singing 'Like A Virgin' which was pretty weird and then I went back to the hotel and was almost asleep when the fire alarm in the building went off, so I was doubly disorientated standing out on the street disheveled and half asleep in the light of a fire truck. It was great!

I really enjoyed going on the plane because I don't do it really often and I think the flight attendants are really cool and I love looking out the window. In Perth I bought some new sunglasses and some very expensive out of my price range silk pants that are just absolutely to die for, and now I own them under much monetary sufferance but it's totally worth it. I will have to photograph them for you when I am more able to operate a camera due to having had proper rest. I ate so much food. I danced my feet into deformity. I read 3 trashy magazines... sorry brain. I also ate at a hilarious Swedish themed restaurant. It was amazing. On the plane I saw this very strange circular rainbow. Here are some photographs of it that I took on my phone + some others. Stay tuned for my proper vacation photos after they're developed.. and now it's back to the real world. I have so much work to do....















7 comments:

  1. So cool! :D

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  2. LOVE the art! It's amazing! Your art is very capturing and beautiful! I love how "busy" (I say that in a good way) some pieces can be, and they're just so great to look at! <3

    MAREN

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    1. Hi there!
      thanks for your comment. Indeed I employ the philosophy "MORE IS MORE"!

      XX
      Love Minna

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  3. MINNA! CIRCULAR RAINBOW!!!! WOOOAHHHHH!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear about it in real life, see you later today!!!! xxxx

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    1. It was AMAZING!!!! where r u? XXX

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  4. Sounds like you had so much fun! I love your little blurb about your work, it sounds very honest about your relationship to pop culture and nostalgia. Also that food looks amazing, and now I'm hungry!

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    1. Haha, the food was so hilarious. I watched a fly land on that plate of meat.... hahaha! Yeah the blurb thing was kind of weird because I had to write it before I got in the show, and I was rushing and didn't think I would get in but lo and behold there it is on the wall.... it's very convoluted but I guess it's okay :) Thanks for your comment! XXXX Minna

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