NGV - JM Whistler Exhibition

Good afternoon,

The forecast for Sunday was pretty bleak. Windy and rain. Aarrghh. Robin challenged me to come up with an interesting plan for the day. No pressure then….

We had been out and about up country recently and with the weather I was thinking about something a little closer to home. Somehow the 'Whistler's Mother' exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria seemed a good idea. Not too far away, easy parking, a wee bit of culture and I am sure we could squeeze in a decent lunch somewhere in Southbank.

A great morning was had at NGV, St Kilda Road - 2016

It was less an exhibition of the artist's work and more a collective view of the artist's world when he painted his most famous work and the public review and subsequent acceptance and / or critique.

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'Portrait of the Artist's Mother - 2016

It had been some time since we last visited the NGV, and were impressed by the number of exhibits (in addition to the Whistler), 'other' use areas, such as an international book / publishing fair, multiple restaurants / cafes and a very diverse book / souvenir shop. We will be back!

BBQ prawns at Breslin Grill, Southbank - 2016

One of our favourite restaurants on Southbank is The Breslin Bar & Grill who specialise in slow cooked pork or beef ribs. And we managed to find our way there again! Robin suggested that I try the BBQ Queensland prawns for entree and what an inspired proposal that was! They were superb. The pork ribs as usual just fell off the bone, however the chef recently decided to make his BBQ sauce with a little extra kick but it was almost too much for us. Robin doused the heat of the ribs with some Bread & Butter Pudding and ice cream!

For such a gloomy day, we had a super time of it!

Bye for now, BomberBoy