Found a few concrete sculptures in Echuca..!!!!… “Poor Ned, you’re better off dead..at least you get some peace of mind” (Redgum)
Poor benighted Silos Too !!.. Bullied from dusk to dawn ….the annual Silo Kick ?!!? And a fine piece of tin can barrel art (no kicking !)
In Elmore Victoria.. I stepped into the darkened Muddy Water Gallery, where a bloke appeared in work fluro and informed me the owner was away. I asked him “ is this the gallery?” He replied, “ No, there’s only these pictures and stuff on the wall”.. Around the corner up the street was Richie’s Art Gallery .. Richie is at the easel. Retired at 42 and been painting since .. 20 years?.. A happy fellow!!! Now it’s breakfast and coffee in Castlemaine, after arriving at our brisk and chilly destination, Daylesford Vic. last night .. (Top camping at Jubilee Lake campgrounds!)
On our way to brekky at Castlemaine, we met Sculptor Issa Ouattara and his beautiful family – Monica, his lovely wife and sweet daughters Angela and Sophie at their sculpture garden, restored church and atelier .. He is amazing, this guy, cutting sheet steel with snips and gas welding fabulous sculpture! Loved meeting these guys! I highly recommend a visit to their place on the road from Hepburn Springs to Newstead. There is a pic here of him with the balustrade he built and him hand cutting sheet metal also a hopeless pic of one of his beautiful sculptures.