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Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Ophelia and the Wine Connoisseurs

Relaxing at Southbank
Inspiring art is everywhere in Melbourne - hidden in nooks and crannies, over, under and around street corners and right where you’d never expect to find it. Southgate features the iconic sculpture Ophelia by Deborah Halpern, which is the big Y symbol (representing Melbourne) that stands at Bear Brass cafe. This colorful and familiar sculpture was named the official face of Melbourne by Tourism Victoria in 1996.

Deborah Halpern, a mosaic artist is inspired by the free spirit of Pablo Picasso. She has been passionate about her form of art for the past 20 years and has pieces on display throughout the country.

When you're in Melbourne, cross over Princes Bridge, turn right and take a stroll down Southbank where you can easily spend a few happy hours whiling away your time with a wonderful view of the Yarra and the city skyline.

Today's quote: To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits, logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams - Giorgio de Chirico.

2 comments:

J Bar said...

This is a great shot.
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Evelyn Howard said...

What a fantastic shot - sure captures the atmosphere of the place.

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.