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Drap Art ’12

8 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Quim Rifà – R1

At the moment the CCCB is hosting its 3rd Drap Art festival, dedicated to promoting art that is created with recycled bits and pieces. If you’re in Barcelona between now and the 14th of this month, I suggest you check it out, for there are some great pieces, and others which are simply fun, or cute. Here is my selection from the Drap Art ’12 expo – enjoy!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Quim Rifà – N1

Quim Rifà (above) is the winner of the Residu’Art 2012 Emerging Artist Award, and he won this with his piece titled R1.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carles Piera Claramunt – L’Alquìmia de la Paraula

Carles Piera Claramunt makes interesting collages with several found objects and old paper, and Joaquim Falcò & Meritxell Tembleque (whom you, dear blog friend, might know as Quim Txell Comglass) were present with their spectacular “Partícules” which was created with melted down cava bottle bottoms, pieces of window glass, old lenses and iron.

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Cultural courtyard

4 Aug copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Montalegre 5

Do you like watching films ‘al fresco’? I love it! It reminds me of Summers at the beach where the local open air cinema, with it’s uncomfortable chairs, would offer double sessions and people would gather, bocadillos and cushions under their arm to watch whatever good or crappy films were on. Well, I am happy to tell you that we have a similar thing here, in Barcelona, at the CCCB.

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Barrio in bloom

4 Apr Flowers on tiles
Wisteria blooms

Palm trees with a wisteria mini skirt

We continue to enjoy glorious mild and sunny weather here in Barcelona, and this morning I noticed how my ‘barrio‘ (neighbourhood) has sprung into bloom. Delicate, lilac wisteria lines the fence at a local school, at the foot of two tall and slender palm trees.

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