Warm, wistful and inspired in Cairns


As the rest of the world rushed on I felt like I was walking in the footsteps of Ellis Rohan last week – Flower Hunting in the Cairns Botanical Gardens. A fantastic free guided tour I was amazed at the flowers out in Winter and seduced by the exhibition Sex and Death. Orchids and Carnivorous plants are certainly enticing. And so it was a week refuelling in tropical Cairns letting inspiration carry me through the gardens, the tablelands, the beaches and the galleries.

I also ventured into Cairns Library which is a beautiful old building and happened upon an interesting display of pieces from their Sister Cities all over the world.

And my usual stops – Cairns Regional Gallery had a superb exhibition by Robert Baines and Tom Risley was exhibiting at the Cairns Contemporary Art Gallery. Check them out if you are up that way.
And speaking of checking things out – Don’t forget to check out what’s happening at Mud Colony this week http://www.mudcolony.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/document.html?m=1

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6 Responses to Warm, wistful and inspired in Cairns

  1. Love any art that is inspired by local natural environments… looks fabulous Debbie.

  2. What a glorious week you have had.
    It makes me feel good just hearing about it 🙂

  3. Anna says:

    thanks for sharing – would love to visit up that way again – especially given the cold wet winter we have down south! Love that flower that looks like a waratah :^)

  4. Oh to be WARM !!! Thanks for the gorgeous pics 🙂

  5. Brenda says:

    Beautiful pictures! I visited Australia looooong ago (too long to be honest), and unfortunately never made it to Cairns as there was a hurricane or typhoon on the way (I’m a prairie girl, we have high winds and the odd tornado. I’m not so familiar with the ocean storms). It’s something I’ve always regretted, because I’ve heard wonderful things about the area. I’m just going to have to book another visit, I think!

  6. Linda Starr says:

    What a great discovery at the library, Our library occasionally has exhibits and they are always facinating.

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