|My kids setting up their display outside The Olive|
Art in the park on Norfolk Island is loads of fun. The community arts society of Norfolk Island organise it most years but sometime are left wanting for a new park space.
|Brianna and her Butterfly|
It is not that the contents of the shops are my favourites but rather the atmosphere and park like grassy verges lend themselves to art.
I tried to start some markets here years ago, but couldn't so now hold the Summer markets on the verandah at SOUL gallery.
I actually wanted Soul to be in the Village next door to the most popular coffee shop called The Olive, but that wasn't meant to be either.
BUT....The Community arts society agreed with me that it WAS a great place to hold art in the park, all the shop keepers agreed also so art in the park became art in the village which in the Norfolk Island language translates to art inna wilaj.
|Teddy and Sienna with their 'rumble in the jungle' garden scene with jungle animals.|
|Rumble in the jungle is hands on, we hope kids who visit the Olive will play with it.|
|Sienna and Teddy being Fletcher and Mauatua. Artwork by Lexi.|
|Pencils with a difference|
|Alison donated some of her handmade tiles which unfortunately got cracked. We will be lucky to take one home at the end.|
|The Kelly family all contributed to this lurking octopus|
Here is the link to my first art in the park on Norfolk Island
and here is the link to Mary's blog post about Art in the Park 2007 and also Art in the Park 2009
Looking back to 2007 I am sad that we lost all those wire creatures as well as the foot and handprints of our 'babies' as I left for a trip to Sydney and forgot to collect them at the end. They got thrown out :(
oh well, what can you do but create some more!