Braving the Canberra Cold for Art
As it was minus five degrees in Canberra there was no hurry to visit the National Gallery of Australia. Much more pleasant to let the morning crowds go first and have pumpkin quiche for lunch at the gallery cafe before ambling onto the exhibition. Thursday afternoon was fairly quiet & there was no problem viewing the paintings. It all depends on your taste but I preferred the watercolours although you could see how Turner was a precursor to the impressionists. Didn’t try the cream tea or high teas at the NGA as it was not very inviting set up in the corridor. Instead we went up the road to the National Library of Australia and had hexagon scones with raspberry, rhubarb and vanilla jam. Bookplate cafe is always excellent!
See if it’s worth becoming a NGA member as you get a free ticket to Turner if it’s the first time you’ve joined. Go now before all the last minute crowds. If its cold just eat more tea and scones!