Monday, 23 April 2012

The Kimberleys

There is a reason for my silence of late and that is I have been to the Kimberleys to see Tim of Tim's tapestry.
The trip involved 3 days in Adelaide, the Ghan to Darwin, 6 days in Darwin then flew to Kununurra for 8 more days then home.  What an amazing trip. The Ghan was great with side trips around Alice Springs and to Katherine Gorge; the food was especially good. Darwin is hot and very hip.  While there we went to Kakadu which is very special. But nothing prepared me for the Kimberleys, the highlight of which was a trip to Lake Argyle then a boat ride down the Ord River to Lake Kununurra. We were lucky to be shown around by locals, my son and his partner, and probably saw things not on the tourist agenda. Ivanhoe crossing was lovely and at Wyndahm it was awesome, in the true sense of the word, to stand next to a 2,000 year old Boab tree. Saw lots of art work and I was supposed to go to Warmun the day before we left but it had to be cancelled because of a death in the community.  Next time.
However with all this travelling I am weeks behind in my work, so will have to make a big effort  trying to catch up.  But it was worth it.

Katherine Gorge
Loved this in the Rundle Mall

Rock Art inKakadu

Mini Bungles Kununurra

Ivanhoe Crossing

Escarpment along the Ord River


Mary said...

Welcome home Glennis. It sounds wonderful. At least you should have some inspiration for your weaving. Will we be seeing different colours being used in the future? The rust coloured rocks are lovely. I can see plenty of textured weaving in there too.
Good luck with catching up with the work.

Michelle said...

Aww, hope you enjoyed my home city of Adelaide! *waves*

Misha said...

lovely colours in the rocks.

I got lots of pictures in the main Bungle Bungles -those strange blue bands contrasting with the desert reds and ochres...

I hope your memories translate well onto your loom!

Glennis said...

H Michelle
I loved your city. We stayed with friends who gave us the grand tour of the beautiful sandsone houses of North Adelaide, around the city sights and their favourite coffee shop. We went to the Art Gallery and the other cultural institution the Casino.

Glennis said...

I hope I can do justice to the place too. While in Kununurra we went to the Lovell Gallery where the owner Nadine Lovell has painted a mural of the Bungles that is 16m by 2m and is in 8 panels. It is spectacular. It is on the internet.