JULY 2010: Melburnin

Visiting galleries is advantageous when they are quiet and less crowded. Fewer people and distractions on a weekday or early in the morning allow you to take the time to study and savour each piece. Changed working hours now force me to fight the crowds on busy weekends. However, I have recently realised that this is often better. Other people definitely add to the experience. Observing their facial expressions and the way they react to different pieces is invaluable. Everyone is generally there for the same reason – they share a love of art. Sharing this passion with others is a delightful feeling, so, despite the crowds, I now vow to be patient and visit galleries at times when company is expected. Hopefully I will see you out and about this month – if I can spot you through the crowd. Read more…

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