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A day at the NGV

Last weekend I treated myself to a trip into the city to visit the National Gallery of Victoria … it was a spur of the moment thing to do, just because.  I don’t know why I don’t do it more often, it’s just a short tram ride and even on the coldest, wettest and most miserable day of winter it was simply wonderful.  Just the tonic I needed.

I wandered through gallery after gallery, up and down stairs exploring all the different levels, loving the quietness and calmness of it all and finished with a rich strong coffee sitting as close as I could by the fire in a nearby cafe.

I used to work in a very corporate job in a very corporate building right next to the NGV and it was my little escape when the day was getting on top of me, to take a lunch break wandering around the artwork.  It was a nice reminder there was more to life than the database/deadline/drama of the 9 to 5 drudgery I was in.

It’s nice to have a little escape.

John Olsen, John Brack, Fred Williams, Sidney Nolan.
(“5 o’clock, Collins St” is one of my favourites – look at all those Don Draper-dressed ad men!)
Ralph Balson, Grace Crowley
Marvellous Modernism!

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