Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Vineyards, Art and Aeroplanes.

 This was the only bad weather day we had but the colours still shine through. There a vineyards everywhere around Nelson, Blenheim and the Wairau Valley. The ends of the rows here have I think Cherry trees with the bright Autumn leaves.
 On a bright day in a different area the vines look different. Look at those hills!
 We did spot the odd kiwifruit orchard too.

In the Blenheim Millennium  Art Gallery we saw some lovely art. The exhibition was called Speed and Colour and was a selection (on loan from Te Papa ) of lino cut prints from Britain in  the 1920s and 30s. 
 The 2 we liked best were both by

 Ethel Spowers of Australia in 1932. We liked them all.

 This is by Don Binney one of my all time favourite NZ artists.and is of the Marlborough Sounds.

Still another surprise. There on the wall looking so good was a painting by my cousin's son Michael Hight a well known NZ artists who often uses beehives as his subject.
 Note the hills in the background the same as in my photo, but a bit more pointed.

 We of course went to Omaka .
 Now I appreciated all the old WW1 planes but ( did not take photos of them all R did ) was most impressed by this exhibit.
 Called the snow scene   a plane crashed into a tree top with German soldiers looking on and taking all the warm flying gear the pilots was wearing. The snow was Epsom salts. You could tell by the quality and detail of the figures Peter Jackson and Weta  Workshop had been at work here.


Diane-crewe said...

love the way the colours pop out of the top picture x

Jennifer said...

That's so interesting!