Archive for the ‘Brisbane’ Category

“Marking Time II”, Graydon Gallery, Brisbane

March 22, 2014

March 2014

Opening of the exhibition “Marking Time II”, with works from Kathryn McGovern and Wanda Michalak – Graydon Gallery, Brisbane

Vernissage de l’exposition “Marking Time II”, avec les oeuvres de Kathryn McGovern et Wanda Michalak – Galerie Graydon à Brisbane

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IMG_1967Christina, Robyn, two school friends of Kathryn, Kathryn and Wanda

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IMG_1981with Tuni and Renata

IMG_1982with Christine and Hanny

IMG_1984Paola, Veroni, Sunita, Scott (happy man), friend and Mohini

IMG_1985Renata, Jacek, Bacia, Dorota and Chris

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Christmas Party – Brisbane

January 7, 2014

December 23, 2013

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Southern Hemisphere Summer Events

July 29, 2013

January-March 2013

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LoganPhotos - 0557Chris, Bacia, Cris, Wanda, Jacek

Just after the opening of Renata’s exhibition in Logan

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SunnybankPhotos - 0558Wanda in front of the “Chinese wall”

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Jarod’s farewell dinner, New FarmPhotos - 0570

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SydneyPhotos - 0598Leonie and Wanda

Photos - 0589Archie Roach, great concert

Photos - 0600Tarantino’s Django in première – good film

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Photos - 0603Robyn, Wanda, John 

Glasshouse MountainsIMG_8906Tai Mak, Wanda

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Move no 1 / 1er déménagementIMG00103-20130216-0930leaving Birkalla Street, Wanda and Karolyna

A difficult day, leaving big house and birds behind

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IMG00106-20130216-122617/46 Terrace Street, our new apartment

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IMG00131-20130308-1753close to Botanical Park (on our way to Nick Cave concert)

Dinner with Hanny and ChistineIMG_8895 - Version 2Paul and Christine

Cha Cha Char steak restaurant, Brisbane. Excellent

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IMG_8897 - Version 2Wanda and Karolyna

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IMG00138-20130310-1233-1In the aboriginal art gallery

IMG00139-20130310-1317on the ferry

IMG00140-20130315-1632Himalayan Café, New Farm

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Move no 2 / 2éme déménagementIMG00150-20130323-1539Harcourt Street, Teneriffe

A house again, smaller but more what we wanted

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“Living with Birds”

July 29, 2013

22/02/2013

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“living with birds”
Opening night of a photo exhibition by Wanda Michalak
Friday 22 February (5 – 8pm)
Graydon Gallery
27 Merthyr Rd
New Farm

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“Vivre avec les Oiseaux” – Exposition de photos de Wanda

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For more info about the exhibition “Living with Birds” check on:

http://www.gallerywm.com/birdswanda.html

Year End in Brisbane – with Sebastian

January 6, 2013

29-31/12/2012

West End Market

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Pre-Christmas Drinks at Birkalla Street

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IMG_0632[1]the French lesson team

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BBQ at Jacek’s

IMG_8608Marek, Gaby, Renata, Sebastian, Jacek and Wanda

IMG_8609the story of a beloved pair of trousers

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Mount Tamborine

IMG_8616lunch at the Polish House

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New Year’s Eve

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IMG00089-20130101-0129Happy New Year – Wanda and Margozata

Tai’s Second Farewell

December 30, 2012

10/12/2012

It is the second time that colleague Tai is leaving us. The first time was a year ago, when he still was in Houston. After only three months we  asked him to come and join us in Brisbane. We therefore wonder if this will really be the last time, there might be a ¨boomerang effect” bringing him back to us. So, as we say in French, ¨ce n’est qu’un au revoir

Morning Tea at the Office

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modest gifts including peanuts and signed boomerang

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John, Paul, Tai, Sharon and Jarod 

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John, Scott, Sharon, Tai, Paul and Jarod

Restaurant

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Scott, John, Linda, Richard, Tai, Wanda, Paul

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Paëlla at Birkalla Street

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the three cooks: Cris, Wanda and Gaby

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Tai, Linda, John, Jarod, Sharon, Gaby and Cris

Lone Pine

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Tai, unable to get rid of his peanuts

Tapas Party at Birkalla Street

October 14, 2012

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Wanda, Sonia, Bacia, Margot, Murka, Pawel, Tai, Chris I, Steve, Chris II

later in the evening, the remaining core team

Margot and Bacia, tiny glass of water (?)

Murka’s shoes

Murka, Bacia and Wanda

Brisbane Festival – Laser Show and Fire Works

October 12, 2012

29/09/2012

Southbank Laser Show

                                        laser show photos: Wanda Michalak 

Fire Works

Before the start /avant le commencement         photo Wanda Michalak

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                                                                    photo Jarod Lu

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John Kearney

Paul, Chris, Tai Mak 

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Brisbane – Paul’s Birthday

September 28, 2012

08/09/2012

Anniversaire de Paul

At the office, celebrating together with Tai Mak who had his birthday a few days earlier 

At home, nice sunny day/à la maison, belle journée ensoleillée

Shopping in the brand new Fish Factory which just reopend after having been destroyed by a fire

preparing the ¨hapjes” before the guests arrive

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preparing the paëlla – Margot, Bacia, Francisco, Charliany

Wanda, Murka, Pawel

Steve, Tai, Charliany, Margot, Wanda, Bacia, Murka (hidden), Pawel, Francisco, Chris

the day after, walking in the rain forest

July in Brisbane – Friends, Colleagues and Others

September 15, 2012

26-28/07 /2012

Juillet à Brisbane – Amis, collègues et autres

July is winter season in Australia. However, the winter in Brisbane  is very mild. It hardly rains -it is the dry season – and the temperature is usually around 18-20 degrees at day time. But the evenings and nights can be fresh, with temperatures as low as 8-9 degrees.  All in all not too bad.

Friends from Holland, Nelly Schaap and family,  visited us during  this period of time. They stayed a night at our place before heading North, direction Cairns, with a rented camper. They later reported cold nights on Fraser Island, their first stop. They however were thoroughly enjoying.

Our friend Christina Gomez came over from Melbourne for a long week end. She only had summer clothes with her. No problem at day time, but in the evening she had to borrow some of Wanda’s jackets. She however enjoyed the visit. Even so much that, a few weeks later, she sms’d us she had decided to move to Brisbane. She is one of these lucky people who can work from anywhere.

Birkalla Street – BBQ

Vivian, Nelly, Pieter, Christina, Rodin

Good meal, prepared by the Schaap family. I did not know the Dutch can prepare such good BBQ. They almost beat the Ossies…

Loan Pine

Christina and the kangaroo

mother with baby legs hanging out of the pouch 

Emu

Kookaburra – my favorite laughing bird

Kookaburras (genus Dacelo) are terrestrial tree kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea. They are large to very large, with a total length of 28–42 cm (11–17 in). The name is a loanword from Wiradjuri guuguubarra, and is onomatopoeic of its call.

Kookaburras are best known for their unmistakable call, which sounds uncannily like loud, echoing human laughter – good-natured, but rather hysterical, merriment in the case of the renowned Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae); and maniacal cackling in the case of the slightly smaller Blue-winged Kookaburra (D. leachii). They are generally not closely associated with water, and can be found in habitats ranging from humid forest to arid savanna, but also in suburban and residential areas near running water and where food can be searched for easily.

Stand Up Comedy Show

An evening at the comedy together with some friends and colleagues

General view of the venue

Me and Christina

Sharon, Jacob (colleague), his daughter and a friend

Colleague Chris Chang with his wife Fanny

Hats

Peter, Paul, John, Tai, Richard, Jarod – Brisbane Project Management Team