Happiness as Anarchy #10: Tiny Street Art

The world is fabulously interesting when you notice the small things. Tiny street art is such a delight when it catches your eye. The laneways off the Bridge Mall in Ballarat have a surprising amount of art if you look up and down. My favourite is Time Lane (opposite Drury Lane, where I always expect to see the muffin man) which has a dozen tiny bronze sculptures on and in the wall. The little scenes make up a series called “Incidents in Time” by local artist Jason Waterhouse. The scenes contain ordinary things in delightful combinations: there’s row of mailboxes, doorways, a caravan on cloud, a tv, a couch, a rollercoaster going nowhere. They make me smile every time I walk down the lane and will continue to do so indefinitely. I’m smiling on the inside too, content to be the crazy lady who stops and peers at the detail while everyone else strides past not even noticing that this is no ordinary brick wall.


By Amie Brûlée

Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.

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