11 Jan 2011

[ . . 30 before 30 . . ] 5. Visit a museum or gallery

This one off my 30 before 30 list is really something that I wish I got to do more often.

I always try to visit when I get the opportunity, on holiday for example or on the odd weekend visit to London and it is always something that I enjoy.

On our last London visit in October we went to see Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds as part of the Unilver Series at the Tate Modern, unfortunately, it was just after they closed access to walking on the sunflower seeds. But it was still worth going.

So, this weekend we stayed a little more local and visited Open 22, Leicester's annual open art exhibition of artists from the county and region. I think we missed last year's but we have been many years in the past as it has featured some of Mr's friends and my aunty. It is a good mix of art, craft and sculpture - I must admit of varying quality. This year was no exception but it was the first year it had been at the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery rather than at the City Gallery which has been subject to the recent cuts. To be honest it was actually a really good space and showed the work a lot better than I feel the City Gallery has in the past. I wanted to try and get some photos to share but I got stopped by the security guard. I do think copyright gets flaunted most by those that don't understand it. Anyway, the image below should give you a taster.

Open 22 exhibition Leicester

So, although I have ticked another off the list, I really hope this is something we can try and do again when little Baby B makes an appearance. Babies understand art don't they!?

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