That's what we asked....but that's when the exhibition "Turner from the Tate" is on at the National Gallery (and Mr planet conveniently has a meeting to attend).
Of course you can't take photos inside the gallery and this is what it looked like outside in the sculpture garden -
And talking of sculptures - I found some treasures on my way from the Film and Sound Archives down to the National Museum of Australia....a sculpture park near Lake Burley Griffin just below Old Canberra house -
Spirit Levels by Christine O'Louglin
I really love site-appropriate installations like this - it has a sense of the absurd too!
Common Food by Anne RochetteLovely stone donuts embellished with seeds I think - big enough to sit on.
Ngaraka: shrine for the lost Koori by Djon Mundine.Although this looks like a fragile wooden structure it made from metal that has rusted to a wonderful tone. Underneath are kangaroo bones - but the symolism is clear.
Old Canberra House a heritage listed building.
- and here's one I prepared earlier! On another visit, when the sun was shining, unlike this time!
Witness by Dadang Christanto
I have some more to say about Canberra but that will have to wait....