The Bazaar Theatre, Adelaide
The Bazaar Theatre, Adelaide
Inkjet on watercolour paper
70 x 41 centimeters

Adelaide, the state capitol of South Australia is noted for its hot summer days and the weather delivered on the day I visited. This print attempts to capture the bright blue sky, the deep shadows and the stillness of the deserted central business district on a weekend when people sensibly avoid going out in such conditions.

The architecture is a European transplant which feels alien in the Australian heat. It reminded me of the Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico's metaphysical paintings which he made in the 1920s featuring colonnaded buildings and empty streets populated by the occassional isolated figure.

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