Birthdays are so much more fun when you’re not the one organising the party… This is why mine was so kickass this year! The MCA Art Bar runs on the last Friday of every month which, conveniently, happened to be the 25th this time ’round.
Each event is curated by a different artist and it was Australian duo Pip & Pop who ran with a Japanese theme (complete with a cat cafe) for this edition. I was looking forward to this for a while after scoping out P&P’s work – super bright, colourful and full of imagination (I was absolutely sold after getting lost in their wonderland builder ‘we miss you magic land‘). Lots of interactive fun, access to the current exhibitions and of course, a bar and DJ.The deck with the amazing view over the harbour wasn’t bad either!
One of the things we partook in was the Colourful Magic Mask workshop which was a relaxing way to wind down from a week at work.
Upon entry, you are asked to leave your shoes at the door before being greeted by all the colours of the rainbow in the form of everything you would need to craft yourself a beautiful mask. Cardboard, foil paper and even Yuko Kanatani’s facilitation and animations for creative inspiration.
Den, Watdog and I, however, deviated from this a little, finding something else to adorn with the materials we had at hand. The above is what happens when you don’t leave your shoes at the door like you’re supposed to (hehe)! While I hope our work wasn’t too hard to reverse, I have to say, I do think our subjects looked a lot better in their new form than the state we found them in.
Thanks for organising and hosting my bash this year, MCA!