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Clauiano presentation

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Clauiano town wine tasting

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Julie Richey

VIP treatment in Clauiano

On the evening of Saturday 5 October we set off to visit the ‘Clauiano Mosaics More’ exhibition. Little did we know what a memorable night it was going to be.               We spent time viewing the exhibits (you can see images of the work on show in the Galleries section). Some of our group had […]

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Grado lunch and walkabout

After visiting Aquileia’s remarkable basilica and museum we travelled to the coastal town of Grado. Our location was the rooftop restaurant at Altogradimento, Largo San Griscogono. All of the courses were well made and the views of the coastline were stunning. After lunch we all took a leisurely walk around the town.

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Venice Biennale, Egyptian pavilion

Very atmospheric show.      

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Jack Witten

Venice Biennale power

This work 9-11-01, by Jack Witten, 2006, conveyed very strong feelings. the tesserae are made from paint mixed with silica, crushed bone, blood, glass and ash. The work draws upon the artist’s experience of the September 11 attacks.  

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Il castello di Sole

Venice Biennale bling

Oct 3, first full day in Venice before the tour starts on Saturday so looking forward to meeting up with Nancie Mills Pipgras and Lynn Adamo at the Biennale. We visited the Encyclopedia show first and viewed the curated works at leisure. The Red Book by Carl Jung was remarkable to see and very well […]

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Trattoria alla Bonta, Udine proud owners, lovely lunch

Hearty lunch welcomes us to Udine

After a smooth train journey from Venice we arrived in Udine, dropped our luggage off at the hotel apartments and set off for lunch. This was the first meal we took as a complete group and the trattoria was conveniently just around the corner from our apartments. Chris Forillo popped in whilst travelling in the […]

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Guggenheim rendevous

A few of  the 2013 chaos cohort are spending a few days in Venice before starting the tour proper. Nancie and Michael have the Guggenheim as a must visit… significant collection of paintings and sculpture.

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Ghost mosaic colour sketch

I’ve decided on the substrate for the ghost mosaic piece having chatted with Neil Rogers who is a master woodturner. So the colour of the wood will work with the composition that I have in mind from the previous blog post. I’ve selected the Orsoni colours that will be in the background composition: blacks, greys […]

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