Writer, photographer, educator, explorer of places new, with a passion for adding fun back into life.
Published July 16th 2016
Twisted Beauty at Ki Ki
Why would an known arachnophobe walk into a building with a giant spider spanning the roof and peering over the doorway?
Mallee fowl and Mumma Boris
I am not entirely sure but I have a few good hunches. After pressing the red doorbell, I received a warm welcome from owner and artist David Forsyth. The threat from Mumma Boris Spider on the roof seemed a little hollow. And, I just love meeting creative people and viewing garden art.
Inside the gallery the walls are covered with wire creatures, sayings, candleholders and zodiac symbols. Paying respect to the sign requesting no photography meant I didn't take any photos inside. The gallery is open Wednesdays to Sundays. On these days you can order from the café. There are chairs and big tables with bright tablecloths for communal conversation. Boris junior lives on the ceiling, so café patrons need to be comfortable with sharing their conversation with an eight legged eavesdropper.
Barista coffee (David is multi-skilled) is only $2.00. David seeks to provide a friendly meeting place for the community. He doesn't want anyone to be excluded so if the $2.00 coffee is outside the budget, David will make you a cup of instant for $1.00. The café sells a range of snacks and hot food also inexpensively priced.
The arching branches of the tree provide the perfect display space for David's smaller works.
We wandered around the garden discussing the different wire sculptures, watched over by Chaser the dog.
Chaser the dog
The garden is populated by lots of ladies and hollow spheres. It was the attractive anchor on the wall that caught my eye. It has two seahorses cleverly entwined in the design.
The wire used in David's sculptures is all recycled from local farms. In the Gallery makes an interesting stop on the Dukes Highway. You will receive a warm welcome and might find a new wiry friend to take home.