14 August 2011

Roaming. Newcastle Carnivale.

Dali would love Newcastle. It's one of those places where you really can't be sure what you might encounter when you step outside the door. Newcastle has a rather charming bogan/cool clash thing going on. Cool won out last Friday night at Ryan Fitzgerald's exhibition. With wine dyed black, a man/lady sipping champagne coyly from a trapeze, an oracle, a roving man playing a harpsicord - I think - and lavishly dressed dancing girls, this was an opening like no other. Ideas for future Midweek Socials were spinning round my head as I watched the man with cornflakes stuck to his head - yes, really. Everyone was in amazing costume with a friendly vibe. And a great show too.