Saturday, May 29, 2010
Contact Photography Festival
Over the last couple of weeks we checked out some photography exhibits at the Contact festival, including a few at the Mocca Gallery and "Animal Perspectives" at the Kapisanan Philippine Centre. The boys chose out favourites, talked about colours and identified subjects in each of the series. We learned about how different photographers have their own styles and choose a theme when putting a series of photos together. We also learned how some photos can be set up or captured candidly and can have people, scenes or things in them. Another great thing about the Mocca Gallery is the courtyard they have out front. It is perfect for playing shark attack and the statue of the enlightened men make for a great storytelling spot. The kids also love pointing out the gargoyle at the top corner of the building, watching us play.
They wanted to see an exhibit showing men on horses in Afghanistan, but when we arrived, the Kensington market gallery was under construction. They still enjoyed having a peek at the construction work and the chickens that were in the distance, on the premise. They especially enjoyed free cupcakes from Cora's Kitchen (free for mini cupcakes for kids!) and the apple pie we shared from Wanda's Pie in the Sky.