Inspired

Last Saturday, we took a trip to town to view the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2016 exhibition at the Australian Museum.

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition celebrates the natural heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions each year. (Source)

Both Lamice and I love photography probably as much as we love art. We also love nature (if it wasn’t already obvious enough!) so going to this exhibition was right up our alley.

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The both of us are now highly inspired to upgrade our photography equipment, go hiking more (my favourite form of exercise) and seriously snap more photos. I’ve also been looking into doing an accredited short photography course in the near future to add to my set of professional skills!

After the exhibition and voting for our favourite photo, we quickly browsed the rest of the museum, as it was my first time there! (I know, pretty ridiculous considering I’ve lived in Sydney most of my life!)

We later headed over to the Art Gallery of NSW to view the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition!

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Frida has been my favourite artist ever since learning about her in high school during when we were being taught how to paint self portraits. I went to an all girls’ school and I think I speak for everyone in my class when I say Frida touched us all.

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.” – Frida Kahlo

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When I found out some of her work was going to be in my city, I died from excitement. I don’t have to fly to the other side of the world to see her work in person! … I still will someday! Gotta tick it off my bucket list~

~ Myra

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