On Saturday we went to our first gallery exhibition opening.

I have quite an arty group of friends and future in-laws, but have never been to such a shindig before.

It was fun! There were cupcakes and glasses of champagne and Van’s jewellery to admire:

I’m a tad biased about Van’s work, though. Not only is she a future in-law, but she created my engagement ring, and is designing our wedding bands on Wednesday night.

Wednesday night!

But I’m really writing to show you this:

Yup, that’s a donut.

A half-eaten one.

And it’s made of concrete.

It’s by Will Coles, a guy whose art we’re VERY familiar with. We find his stuff around our neighbourhood.

We found another exhibition, right near Van’s, and it happened to be Will. WOO!

His stuff is what I suppose you’d call contemporary?  Maybe one of my artist friends can help me…

We’re more familiar with Will’s concrete TVs, remote controls and mobile phones that get bolted to telegraph poles and footpaths… but we saw the donut and bought it on the spot.  Our first real piece of art.

(Who said we’re supposed to save our pennies for the wedding?)

The gallery curator suggested we use it as a paperweight, but surely there are other uses that we haven’t thought of?

If nothing else, we can use it as a dust collector ;)

This is my (long-winded) bit for this week’s My Place & Yours :)

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5 thoughts on “My first “real” piece of “art”.

  1. Hmm okay. Maybe I still don’t ‘get’ art?

    Posted on 17 August 2010 at 6:46 pm
  2. I don’t think I do, either.
    I just like donuts and things with the f-bomb on it ;)

    Posted on 17 August 2010 at 8:39 pm
  3. I stumbled upo this while looking up post secret stuff. And I automatically want a concrete donut now D:

    Posted on 25 September 2010 at 1:06 am
  4. I totally missed this. I love the chocolate donut!!

    Posted on 27 February 2011 at 9:34 pm
  5. it’s still sitting proudly on my desk :)

    Posted on 27 February 2011 at 10:13 pm