Oh well, off to Cockatoo Island we went (the boys and I, along with our great friends and neighbours) to this urban art extravaganza that is in it's first incarnation....we started the day off, as you do, with coffee and a picnic on the grass under the giant soy sauce fish. Yum!
The kids had a ball 'cuprocking' which is inserting coloured plastic into a wire fence to make patterns (or not!). Creative!
Then we wandered past the skate park which was offering free clinics and did some chalk art in the giant quadrangle. Cool!
We wandered into the great hall where there was a whole house, complete with a living grass lawn, which had been covered with an exquisite skull mural. Amazing!
We strolled through a sandstone tunnel which had been transformed into a gorgeous gallery featuring Michael Jackson portraits, fantastical hippoes, hypnotic patterns and much more. Underground!
We played pong and slouched on couches in the ping pong bar - Flex practicing his serve against an incredible mural on the wall. Fun!
We hummed around the 'Oi You!' exhibition featuring works by some of the world's most talented and renowned street artists including Banksy, HaHa and Meggs, marvelling at the social and political subtext to the more famous works. Thought provoking!
Here we go, I know you are all itching to see some of the pictures I took....enjoy - we did! 'Outpost' is on til December 14th and in the tradition of all good street art, is completely free. :)