Tag Archives: Cockatoo Island

Art and kelp forests and pyrosomes, oh my

I’ve often wondered what it would be like to dive in a kelp forest – one of those with really long fronds in Tasmania or Monterey Bay, USA, for instance. I imagine they are pretty strong and entangling, as I’ve … Continue reading

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The Museum of Copulatory Organs

How cool is science? How cool is art? How supercool is it when they get together in mind-boggling ways? This is what happened with one of the art installations at the 2012 Biennale in one of the old warehouse spaces … Continue reading

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Stone and history

Cockatoo Island is made of sandstone – the same beautiful sandstone from which many old Sydney buildings are fashioned, quarried mostly from Pyrmont in the early days. Convicts hewed the stone to make barracks and residences for their overseers, and … Continue reading

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A fascination with ruins

Or should that be “a fascination of ruins”? A much better collective noun than the usual “mass of ruins”. Cockatoo Island, in Sydney Harbour, is a remarkable place. It is the largest of several islands in Sydney Harbour and according … Continue reading

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