I felt desperately in need of some visual and sensory stimulation (must be all those orange road cones in Christchurch getting on top of me!) and I wasn’t disappointed. Flowering scented Frangipani, lush tropical foliage, thundering birdsong … not to mention the food. The food was so good. Consistently.
But perhaps the highlight of the trip for me was the ‘You Imagine What You Desire’ exhibition at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art and specifically Roni Horn’s Liquid Incidents installation; nine glass sculptures scattered on a concrete floor, each one creating the illusion of an endless, bottomless pool of water. It was almost impossible not to touch the surfaces of the pale blue and grey coloured glass castings which were utterly mesmerising. I felt like I was literally being drawn into the water.