Hope's next project at college is
and she will be tasked to make a
costume for a (fictional)
Steampunk military character.
This gave us a good excuse to go to
Greenwich and see the
This exhibition has been on since last April
(how did we not spot it earlier?!)
and finishes this Sunday, the 4th January.
Phew! That was a close shave!
Photography was, thankfully, permitted
(photographs by Hope).
A group of artists were invited to create
Steampunk inspired artwork, with the
theme of Longitude
and how it was discovered.
There wasn't loads to look at,
but what there was has given
Hope quite a few ideas to work with
The venue, The Royal Observatory building,
and its contents, gave her just as many ideas.
Attached to the hat is a 'medal' awarded for bravery.
We both liked this corset and underskirt.
The embroidery on this quilted costume
was of the constellations.
This reminded me of a Steampunk'd version
of an usherette's ice cream tray!
This telescope mask won the competition,
and it was our favourite too.
I think Hope might develop this
idea for her costume.
The biggest piece was outside in the courtyard.
We then wandered down to the
to see an exhibition
included in the Longitudepunk'd ticket price
but I have to confess that we found it
really rather boring and so we didn't
hang around there for long.
This oversized ship in a bottle is outside
The National Maritime Museum.
Hope decided that a small child must have
been popped into the bottle, and not allowed
out until the ship was completed.
Either that or hamsters.
And finally, a photo of my
Steampunk earrings - well I HAD to
wear them, didn't I?!
Tomorrow we are hoping to catch another
exhibition just as it's ending -
at The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings -
Bye for now!