So, Monday saw us heading into Birmingham for the day.
I say “we”, I actually mean youngest child, one of her friends and myself.
Oldest child heard the words “art gallery” and refused to leave his bedroom.
He still remembers our pre-Christmas trip to the Tate Modern
And yes, she was hyped up like this for the whole trip.
I slept well that night.
We headed to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for their “Love is Enough” exhibition.
Focussing on Andy Warhol and William Morris.
I would have included a photo but Copyright issues mean photography wasn’t allowed.
It’s an interesting exhibition but the exhibits are a bit sparse and I’m not convinced that there are enough parallels between the artists for it to be completely successful
But, it was interesting to see the works ‘in the flesh’
And Warhol is always a hit with the kids
I’m not really a huge fan myself, but I found with this exhibition that I really liked his line drawings
Especially Young Man With Heart
Birmingham is also currently being invaded by giant owl sculptures.
Random or what?
There is an Owl Trail, should you wish to track them all down
But we were happy just admiring the ones we stumbled across
Particularly Ozzy Osbourne’s slightly sinister gothic one.
Add in chocolate pizza (yes really) at Ask, and bubble tea for the journey home
and it was actually a rather nice day out.
Sun, sea and sand? Pah, who needs ’em?