Thursday, 14 March 2013

Loving the Moulin Rouge PLUS Southern Belle on Display...again

Busy weekend ahead for both me and Mr G....but in very different ways.

I'm taking a break with girlfriends, leaving for Canberra tomorrow.  We plan to visit the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery.  I'm really looking forward to both. 

The Portrait Gallery has a terrific exhibit called "First Ladies - Significant Australian Women from 1913 to 2013".  They describe it as -

"First Ladies maps the milestones accomplished by Australian women across diverse fields of endeavour, from politics, activism and academia to sport, science and business, taking in household names as well as unsung heroines."

The portraits cover women who were significant in the suffragette movement in the early years of the 20th century right up to our first female Prime Minister and Australia's first female Nobel laureate.  The website is fascinating alone...and a good lesson in how far women have come in this country.  If you're interested have a browse through the website here ... Australian First Ladies 
After the Portrait Gallery we're seeing the Toulouse Lautrec Paris and The Moulin Rouge exhibit at the National Gallery.  I love the exuberance of Lautrec's art as well as his voyeuristic paintings of what was then called 'Houses of Tolerance'.  Below are some of his posters lifted from the National Gallery website (not very clear in the move over, sorry) ....another terrific site for information and a glimpse of some of the many works by Lautrec.  Here's the link ...  Toulouse Lautrec Paris & The Moulin Rouge
Mr G will be in his favourite place - aboard Southern Belle - at the Pittwater Sail Expo.  Our boat  builder is showing our beautiful boat there again this year.  Last year was a lot of fun.  If you're around Sydney this weekend go down and have a look at the boats and say hello to Mr G!  All the information is on their website.  Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo
Whatever you're doing this weekend hope you have fun! 
Flashback Friday tomorrow!

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