Art Galleries and Personal Style

Any opportunity I get to enjoy a day out in the sun, I grab it. It doesn’t hurt that one sunny (but still quite cold, mind you!) Saturday morning, my sis had offered to let me tag along on her date with C and to come with her to where the Foursquare Day was held in Adelaide that day. Though we did drop by the Anzac Memorial, the main destination was the Art Gallery of South Australia for a bit of art and culture. Before going in, we spotted one of those mirrors you see in blind corners, which helps motorists navigate them safely. However, as pedestrians armed with cameras, we had something else in mind. Hahaha!

C, Shai Coggins, Sasha Manuel - Mirror Shot, Street Style, Outfits, Chocolate Maxi Dress | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

Dress Chocolate
Jacket Esprit
Cardi Cotton On
Scarf Warehouse
Sunnies Rayban
Footwear Havaianas
Bag Aldo
Necklace Lee Hwa Jewelry
Bracelet Diva
Rings Lovisa, Flea Market

I’ve been to art galleries before but not something like this one. The experience was certainly surreal. I didn’t really know what to expect so it was quite a delight to spot a few things that created a significant impression on me. Some are expressions of my personal style and others, inspires style ideas I’m hoping to realise one day.

Art Gallery of South Australia, Tattoo | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

“Tattoos, for example, involve an individual’s relationship to his or her body,
anchoring one’s self to one’s body.”

One day. Perhaps.

Art Gallery of South Australia, Goddess Artemis, Marble Statue | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

One of the most widely venerated of the Greek deities is the Greek Goddess of the hunt, Artemis. A strong woman softened by the folds and drapes of her Grecian dress.

Art Gallery of South Australia, Exhibit - Ben Quilty, Inhabit | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

Contemporary Australian painter Ben Quilty’s Inhabit was fascinating. I esp loved the texture created by his style and the medium he used and had chosen this one as a personal favourite. For me, it has that hard, dark edge (I’m more literal than abstract) but the use of colour softens the image, over-all.

We only covered a quarter of the entire gallery so there’s actually a reason to come back. This visit reminded me of the beauty that lives in art and how this sort of experience can empower and inspire one’s personal style. I will definitely go back to the art gallery to see the rest of it when I go back to the city after the Easter holidays.

Have you ever been to an art gallery?

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  1. Whoa! I never really thought about Australian artists, but it looks like they have a lot of their interesting material.

    Hihi, I’m not into abstract art, too. Although I can be conceptual, I prefer to see the edge in forms.

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