Public Form in the Never Ending Summer

23 May 2014

Perth may be the most isolated capital city on the planet, but they have it easy in other areas. Mainly in weather. After spending a week in Perth and enjoying balmy Autumn temperatures I felt bad for all my Victorian friends that were adjusting to the first chilly temperatures of the season. ANZAC day dawn ceremonies in Ballarat were enjoyed with a temp of 2 degrees (Celsius. That's 35.4F). Meanwhile in Perth, I enjoyed the chance to keep strutting about in summer dresses like this sleeveless number.

I was out an about to have a look at Public, an art event presented by Form in WA. 45 artists take part in the event over 9 days in Perth, reclaiming public space with art on a massive scale. Multistory buildings, public car parks, skinny lane ways and alleys were transformed and we wandered the streets to check it out.

I don't think Straker's piece was part of the event, but I'm a die hard Mr. Squiggle fan. My favourite character is absent. For lots of my childhood, my mother called me Gus. Gus is the snail with a flowerpot on its back in Mr. Squiggle, not included in the above neon work. That coughing, cancerous tractor is missing too.

Cute, little houses with feetsies!

Standing in front of the L because that's how you spell my name. See the full piece here on Yelpar.

See that cute little phone cover there in my hand? It's lazer cut wood and absolutely delicious. From one of my favourite jewellery and accessory places: A Skulk of Foxes. Here is a larger image from their website.

Dress: vintage - from Miss Brown Vintage, Perth
Neck tie: black belt from another dress I own
Watch: Classic Sheffield Lady in silver - Daniel Wellington
Hat: Myer (similar)
Shoes: sold out - Sandler (similar)
Shop the look on Modcloth.

Keep an eye on Yelpar for details of the art pieces.


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