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Neon Bears Romp @ The National Gallery

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by Carole Kelly (subscribe)
An avid reader,writer,traveller, sports enthusiast living in beachside Melbourne & working in the city. Always curious about what's around the corner.
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While you are out and about in this fabulous city of ours, take the family into the National Gallery of Victoria. On entering, you will be greeted by a family of multi-coloured bears frolicking in the forecourt. Don't be concerned about having difficulty finding them - they're really noticeable.

Fascinated by the Ballerina

No, they're not having a picnic: they are dancing and posing, flying and playing and even bear-napping with some, seemingly deep in thought. Some are blue, some orange and some pink. Others are red and purple but they are all vividly coloured and "kinda cute..", especially the cheeky orange ballerina bear.

Don't Change My Name Please

The large red bear lying on its back with a hand covering its eyes is titled Don't change my name please while the pink one with legs in the air is No more diapers. The little blue baby bear clinging to the side of its mother, made as a tribute to the artist's son, is named Zizi. Made from urethane foam and covered in neon coloured turkey feathers, they are an adjunct to the exhibition Italian Masterpieces from Spain's Royal Court currently showing.

No More Diapers

The polar bears are by Italian artist, Paola Pivi who, athough born in Milan lived in Alaska where she developed a deep concern for the future welfare of polar bears. Her abiding concern for the vulnerability of nature is apparent in her conveyed expressions in this family of playful bears. The kids will adore this display so hurry on down to the National Gallery as it only runs until 31st August. Oh..and it's FREE.

Just Thinking !

Shall We Dance?

You started it-------- I Finish It

Running unitl 31st August 2014

National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Ph: 8620 2222

Open 7 days /week

Entry is FREE

Just Hanging Around, I Guess!

Italian Masterpieces
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Why? Colourful fun at no cost- very interesting
When: Running until 31/8/14
Phone: 03 8620 2222
Where: National Gallery of Victoria
Cost: FREE
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I think those bears might have been in the UK not so long ago - or at least something similar. I can't remember which gallery they were at.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12490) 1954 days ago
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