war is over (if you want it)

As some of you fellow Sydney-siders would know, Yoko Ono's War Is Over (If You Want It) contemporary art exhibition was on at the MCA in Circular Quay not too long ago. I first heard about it before Richard and I jetted off to the UK, and was super anxious to see it as soon as we got back. Sadly, Richard started work again pretty much straight away, so I couldn't give him the little cultural enlightening he so desperately needed (when are you going to stop classifying pepper as extremely hot, Richard?!) but it did leave room for Mia, one of my most cherished friends. We have this thing with a mutual friend of ours where we go on exciting adventures as a trio and call them "HADs" (Hawt Asian Day - don't ask). I guess this was a mini-HAD as our dear Rae wasn't present, but I guess Yoko could count as being there in spirit to be the third, being of Asian background and all.

On with the photos!

We were blessed with pretty ridiculously beautiful weather despite the rain that had been plaguing the city for a good week and a half. Though I guess it wouldn't have been that bad, seeing as though the MCA is mostly indoors.

Me being a total dork at the entry of the exhibition.

Can I just tell you about this piece? It was a mini labyrinth made of some sort of Perspex/glass material, and in the centre was a phone. YOKO ONO HERSELF would call this phone. How often, I can not say - I've heard once every 24 hours. Unfortunately she didn't call while we were there, but how great is that?!

There was a great big wall completely filled with love-letters to mothers across the globe. Naturally, Mia and I added our own dedications to our beloved mamas! Right next to this, there were tables set up with broken bits of china, rope, glue and sticky tape. The idea was to "mend" the pieces any way you chose, meanwhile thinking of mending the world. I love this woman.

All About Eve top via Attik | Vintage skirt via Cow | Windsor Smith sandals | Origami Fox necklace c/o Love Hearts and Crosses

And here's a shot of the Opera House next to the wishing trees that were set up by the café. I can't actually remember what I wished for, but I hope it comes true!

Have a lovely rest of the week, everybody. PEACE!


  1. What a wonderful exhibition. Seeing an entire wall full of love letters to mothers is so heartwarming! Xx

  2. Whenever I see anything about Sydney I get so excited, as I'm moving there this year!
    Looks like a wonderful exhibition, and you look lovely (not at all like a dork!)

    {Teffy's Perks} X

  3. That exhibition sounds really interesting. I wonder what the phone conversation would be. I'd be both excited to answer and feel a bit under pressure to have the best possible conversation.

  4. This exhibition looks and sounds so incredibly brilliant! I would totally want to visit if I could, Europe - Australia is too far apart :/ But thanks so much for sharing, it looked marvellous! And I really liked your outfit too!

  5. I'd looove to witness this exhibition c:
    I love the poem 'Water Walk' and you
    look lovely as well ^^ Xx

  6. This looks so fun and interesting. I'd love to take a look. And I'm totally jealous of your weather!

  7. These photos are incredible! So wonderful that you shared this with us and I wish I could have attended. You look gorgeous, and love your skirt. x

  8. Stunning photos, what an amazing exhibition! x

  9. Stunning, I love your skirt. These photos are great!


  10. Looks like you had a wonderful time and what a stunning skirt! x

  11. you're lucky one you could work there <3

  12. What a great exhibition - I love the idea that Yoko rings that phone at random times - brilliant!

    Hmm maybe...

  13. This looks like such a great exhibition. I am looking forward to going to a few more exhibitions as I have missed them! I'm hoping to squeeze a Tate visit into my schedule next weekend!

  14. What a great exhibition!
    I really love the quotes anyways. War is over if you want it..

  15. oh my goodness your pictures are absolutely stunning! how beautiful


  16. Wonderful photographs! This exhibition looks wonderful, thanks for sharing your visit!

  17. I wish I could see the exibition. I've seen her stuff in Venice few years ago.
    Great photos & outfit too!

  18. What a lovely blog you have, with so many nice pictures! You study in Sydney right? I'm probably going on my exchange there next year. Would you recommend it?

  19. Wow, that exhibition looks great! The telephone really stuck out to me. And you look amazing too. :D

  20. Looks like a really cool exhibition. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Your blog is pretty awesome! I'm going to follow your blog with Bloglovin' :)

  21. AMAZING shots! Inspiring for me, I am working on my photography skills!

    Best wishes,