Visiting a New Art Museum

Out and about again, this time visiting an art gallery /museum that opened here in Launceston back in April. The gallery named dAda mUse ( a wordplay -dAda being dreamtime and Dali art while mUse is the Greek route forming mUseum) is housed in a restored 1842 warehouse , known locally as the Johnstone and Wilmot building.

The museum is caretaker for Australia’s largest collection of Salvador Dali graphic works on paper.

Having visited the Dali Museum in Figeures and his studio at Port Ligat on our trip to Spain back in 2016 we were both very keen to visit this new venture on our doorstep.

John reading the information booklet about the various art works on the first floor . Salvador Dali was the Master of Surrealism , creating art from his visions and hallucinations . He created more than 1500 prints , including heliogravures, etchings, mixed media, lithographs and wood engravings in his lifetime.

One of the many Dali prints , to be honest I didn’t note either the name of this one or if it is an original, apologies for that. I know that Dali’s works are not to everyone’s taste but I find them quite fascinating, each one has its own underlying message.

Dali was such a complex character , the son of an atheist father and strictly religious catholic mother. He had an older brother , also named Salvador, who died nine months before Dali was born. At age five when standing over his brothers grave his parents told him he was his brother reincarnated- in response Dali cultivated his eccentric behaviour to prove he was different.

It was a freezing cold Winter day so warm layers were needed. Wearing Paula Ryan ruffle jacket over black knit and striped wool pants , Arche boots , gloves and Helen Kaminski (everything much worn and loved over many Winters).

A big thank you for all the lovely, kind comments on my return post , it is good to be back .

Joining Gail at Is This Mutton for Wow on Wednesday.



  1. July 12, 2023 / 6:15 am

    Dali is very interesting. But indeed, what a weird start in life. Its been a long time since I visited a museum. We have now in the Netherlands the Rolling Stones exhibition. Need to see that!

    • grownupglamour
      July 16, 2023 / 5:46 am

      Thank you so much Nancy, it was interesting to learn more about Dali and see his work. You must see the Rolling Stones exhibition , sounds so good.

  2. Cheryl Gurnhill
    July 12, 2023 / 6:32 am

    Looking great Jill. I do enjoy your posts. Hope to catch up soon.

    • grownupglamour
      July 16, 2023 / 5:44 am

      Thank you so much Cheryl , glad you enjoy the posts. Yes we will catch up soon.

  3. July 12, 2023 / 7:17 am

    Wonderful to see you out and about again, Jill, what an amazing looking museum. Thanks for sharing.
    Love, Elizabeth.

    • grownupglamour
      July 16, 2023 / 5:43 am

      Thank you so much Elizabeth , it does feel so good to be out and about again. xx

    • grownupglamour
      July 16, 2023 / 5:42 am

      Thank you Mary Katherine , it was my pleasure to share .

  4. Nancy Brantley
    July 12, 2023 / 4:14 pm

    You look great in your outfit!! Stay warm. Don’t overdo getting out and about. Glad you feel like getting out again. I don’t like cold 🥶 cold weather..

    • grownupglamour
      July 16, 2023 / 5:41 am

      Thank you so very much Nancy, keeping warm was the order of the day. I have been pacing myself . I’m not keen on the cols weather either.

  5. July 13, 2023 / 1:20 pm

    What a fascinating museum, Jill, how wonderful to have this on your doorstep! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      July 16, 2023 / 5:39 am

      Thank you Ann, it was so interesting to see this in my home town.

  6. July 17, 2023 / 1:42 pm

    You’re looking very good Jill and as stylish as ever! Dali is fascinating and that looks to be a great exhibition. I’d go if it was a tiny bit nearer!!

    • grownupglamour
      July 19, 2023 / 6:08 am

      Thank you so much Penny , it was rather chilly hence all the warm layers. It was rather interesting and an asset to our small regional city.

  7. July 18, 2023 / 12:42 pm

    Hi Jill! I love Surrealism so that exhibition would be right up my street! It’s unusual to see you wrapped up against the cold but as always you look utterly amazing! It’s great to see you posting again. xxx

    • grownupglamour
      July 19, 2023 / 6:10 am

      Thank you so very much Vix , it feels so good to be posting again and to be out and about. The exhibition was so interesting , right up my street too.

  8. July 23, 2023 / 7:38 pm

    Thank you for sharing those interesting details of Dali’s life. My daughter was pregnant with a daughter and miscarried. A few months later, she was pregnant again. Another daughter. She conferred with a medium to ask if the child she lost was coming back in the children she was pregnant with. To my disbelief, the medium said yes. She explained that the baby had not wanted to be born when she originally would have been so set the miscarriage in motion (somehow) and came back in the following pregnancy. She went on to say the baby would be extremely headstrong and have definite ideas about EVERYTHING. And she does. Camila is 3 years old and has a huge personality. She is also positively beautiful. Even if I am looking at her through rose colored glasses!!

    Not a huge Dali fan but his work is interesting. And identifiable!!

    • grownupglamour
      July 26, 2023 / 6:56 am

      Your little granddaughter sounds just delightful , no rose coloured glasses I’m sure. Very interesting take on things by the medium.
      I know Dali’s work is not for everyone but it always makes a statement.

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