Pages

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

It's a white board


Yes it is a white board. This is my latest challenge. A friend is curator for the Heidelberg Theatre Company and they're putting on the play 'Don's Party'. An iconic Australian play set on Federal election night in 1969. For the foyer 'exhibition' she's asking artist's to paint a board to reflect this time, and, I'm one of them.


That year was interesting for a number of reasons. I was turning 12 and starting my first year of high school. (Yes, I was a year early, wouldn't recommend it, but don't get me started!) It was also when man first landed on the moon. I don't remember much about starting High school (Williamstown Girls' High) but I do remember the moon landing. We watched it on my girlfriends' portable television, which she brought to school. It was a fabulous moment in time.
However, back to the board. I think I'll just take it one step at a time. First, the background colour. An obvious choice is lime green, pink, mission brown......I'll look through some photos of the time and see....

1 comment:

Moorecat said...

Try this for inspiration:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969

Sounds like fun!