Monthly Archives: April 2011

Casuarina Sculpture Walk

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Artist: Andy Scott

An arts initiative by the developers of Casuarina Beach Domain Resort who have committed $1 million over 7 years beginning in 2006.  A joint undertaking with the Tweed River Art Gallery the sculpture competition is held each July.

The 6 sculptures (so far selected) are set along a board walk that runs along an almost deserted beach of wide white sand. There is a barbecue area, children’s playground, and beach access. The walk is pleasant but I would not go out of my way to view the works unless the competition was on.

Take a walk in the park

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Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane. A collection of 15 pieces were originally commissioned for this piece of parkland, there are now 25 works that are integrated into what was once a railway goods yard for Roma Street Station. You can take a self guided tour of the art works or book a guided tour. The downloadable brochure is a work of art in itself.

http://www.romastreetparkland.com/explore/Pages/art.aspx

For a bit of family art fun try the Parkland Adventure Trail, Artwork Hunt, and I Spy also available to download.

http://www.romastreetparkland.com/familyfun/Pages/jungleclub.aspx

Museum of Contemporary Art, Rio de Janeiro

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Museum of Contemporary Art - Rio

Opened in 1986 Rio’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) known as Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niteróiis  is a scene stealer. Designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer it houses  a permanent collection of paintings and sculptures from Brazilian artists whose works span five decades.

The permanent works are on renewable loan from Brazilian private collector Joao Sattamini, who has assembled one of the largest private collections of contemporary art.

This is the link for the Museum, unfortunately I could not find a version in English. http://www.macniteroi.com.br/index.php?op=principal

Oscar Niemeyer also designed the NovoMuseu Museum in Curitiba, Brazil, another fabulously designed building.