Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A day at GOMA

We are finally back into the swing of things at work! For those who don't know, I am a nanny. I nanny 3 children aged 9, 7 and 4. I have been with them for almost 4 years now so you can say we are...close! The older kids are back at school and Mr 4 is at Kindy on a 5 day fortnight. He is home on Thursday, Friday and every second Wednesday! Thursday and Friday are taken up with swimming and gymnastics and he spends time with his mum but Wednesday...well Wednesday is our day! It is our special day where we pack our lunch and go where ever our little hearts desire! We have shared so many adventures together that I have wrapped each and every one carefully and stored them away in a special place in my heart! I love our outings! Mr 4 was only 8 months when I started so we have grown up together over the past 4 years! He is my little hero and I will love him forever! Boy can I tell you...we have fun! No matter what we do, no matter where we go...we have fun! Today this was our destination...

We had a little look around in here mainly because of the 'cool' water features they have inside and Mr 4 was obsessed! I finally dragged him to the "Queensland of Modern Art" by telling him I had something MUCH COOLER to show him! Ladies and Gentleman I delivered! Well GOMA delivered but I was his hero in this story!  "The obliteration room" which is inspired by the works of Yayoi Kusama was truly spectacular! I had seen pictures on facebook of lots of friends and family who had been, but this is a definite MUST SEE!

Basically there is a white room with white furniture! Everything completely white! Then as you walk in you are given a single sheet of coloured dots! Then you have fun! Stick them anywhere! On the floor, on the furniture, on the roof! We had fun trying to find little white spots that weren't covered! There is even a piano in there and Mr 4 had a ball on that!

No other word comes to mind but COOL! It was just simply cool! I love colour and seeing it like this was just awesome! What an amazing artist! Who would of thought you could create something so awesome with coloured dots. Apparently all of her art is like this so I must check it out! 

Another exhibition that was at GOMA was "We miss you magic land" Which I didn't know was there and we kind of stumbled across it but ummmmm HELLO it was unbelievable! These 2 ladies 'pip and pop' also known as Tanya Schultz and Nicole Andrijevic, draw on a mixture of fairy tales, Buddhist cosmologies and video games and create a fluorescent sparkle wonderland. Anything fluro and glitter makes me happy. This place made my heart sore and my cheeks hurt from smiling! The detail was incredible and you couldn't help but feel happy and calm in there! No matter what age or gender - you will simply be amazed!


What a day! So much happiness was shared! We laughed, we played, we shared and we created special moments! 4 big ticks in the SUPER FUN box! 

And in other breaking news...remember when I told you I failed yesterday??? Well today I DID IT!!!! Oh man I am so proud of myself! Weeks ago I couldn't even walk up a flight of stairs without my legs burning and loosing my breath. Now I am running 4 minute intervals. O.k so that doesn't sound much when I write it out but for me its huge! My last tip in my "hot tips for running" was to first pump it out! Boy oh boy I was fist pumping it out like nobodies business tonight and now I want to shout it from the roof tops :-) I am so proud of myself and I hope you are of me too! Please if you are sitting there saying "pfft I could never do that" Well my beautiful friends that was me at the start of the year! Now I'm interval training 4-5 times a week and LOVING IT! You can do it!!!!

x S.K.K x


Angela said...

That exhibition is such a fantastic idea!! I think I will have to go and see it for myself in person :-)

x S.K.K x said...

You absolutely must! Its quite fun and a lovely day out!

Kylee Noelle {blog} said...

this place looks ridiculously amazing! I need to find some cool places like that to take my nanny kids :)

Steph said...

That looks so awesome... With kids or without!!!

Seana Smith said...

That looks fantastic!! My twinnies would love it. And go you with the running. I did the C25K last year and couldn't believe that int he end I could run (slowly) for 30 mins... slow changes win the race!

Anonymous said...

Gosh I took my 4 year old and 6 year old to the same GOMA exhibits in mid Jan 2012- amazing day trip for us from the Gold Coast. Love Southbank and all the culture there and Im enjoying reading your 'Brisbane' blog - my 1st brisbane one I've stumbled across!