We travel for new experiences and leave the comfort and familiarity of our home town to visit different countries and experience different cultures. We may see and experience things for the first time, sometimes cautiously or with trepidation, being wary of the unfamiliar and unknown. How does a traveller balance being independent, exploring and having new experiences and not falling foul of some scam, health risk or mis-adventure? What is happening in the shadows? What is happening behind doors? What is happening behind you? This is one image of a larger series on this theme compiled from various trips.
This image received an Honourable Mention at the 2017 International Photography Awards in the Fine Art: Collage category for non-professional photographers.
This image received an Honourable Mention at the 2017 International Photography Awards in the Fine Art: Landscape category for non-professional photographers.
The trees in silhouette against a night sky was taken on the island of Taveuni in Fiji. Close to my bure, the tree on the right conjured up visions of an enormous Indonesian shadow puppet.
A small town in the Sacred Valley away from the hustle of Cusco.
I have been experimenting with other ways of creating abstract imagery.
These examples were captured as single frames of either moving water or static objects. Although they will appear small here online, but I am able to produce photographic prints around a metre in width/height.
I spent time in a shallow river bed as part of some experimentation with abstraction. Here is a small sample resulting from using long exposure with moving water.
A gallery of some of the new works created for the Wonderwalls 2017 Festival at Port Adelaide and here is a link to a short video on Vimeo
shot over a few days.
Update – 23 April 2017
The mural was completed at 4.30pm after 3 days on site.
Thanks to all of the people that stopped to chat and find out more about the story behind it it.
I will post some pictures and more details about the project in May when the weather improves.
Wonderwalls is a 3-day street art mural festival being held in Port Adelaide on April 21-23, 2017.
Over 25 large scale exterior murals will be painted over the three days and the general public are encouraged to watch the artists create their murals.
International, national and local artists will be transforming the historic district of Port Adelaide. A free program of exhibitions, guided tours and photography workshops are also part of the event.
I will be installing a work in Black Diamond Square, next to the Lighthouse, and I will post more details here as it takes shape. I will start work on it on Friday 21st and hope to have it completed by late afternoon on Saturday 22nd.
More details at the Wonderwalls Festival website and Facebook page.
Or also visit OurPort.com.au for the schedule of activities, etc.
I first entered the Watershed Art Prize in 2009. The Prize encourages awareness of water as a precious resource and significant environmental management issue.
The entry that was shortlisted for this theme was a studio shot of a rusty old sprinkler I bought from a junk shop. At the time I was doing a photographic series on water conservation as water restrictions were being applied in suburban Adelaide.
I have now entered the Watershed Art Prize for a second time and have been shortlisted with my image Clear Springs Mosaic that featured in the SALA Festival last year, but was produced within 12 months of the last Watershed exhibition.
The Watershed Art Prize is open from April 28 to 2 June 2017. More details at the Watershed Art Prize web page.
Antigua and Lake Atitlan were the main areas I finally used up all of those old rolls of film in the fridge.
Mane played one-show only at Womadelaide on Sat March 11th.
The otherworldly vocals and charming stage presence of Port Pirie singer MANE (AKA Paige Renee Court) has quickly brought her to international attention, including exposure on Triple J Unearthed, shows in New York and Nashville, and two 2016 SA Music Awards. A standout live performer with her four-piece band, whose indie-folk music is laced with pop and blues. (text source, womadelaide.com.au).
Mane Music Official Facebook page
Home Alone Solitary Pleasures is a group exhibition curated by Georgina Downey.
Opening night is 6pm Friday 7th April 2017 at the Floating Goose Studios, 271 Morphett St Adelaide (very close to Gouger St).
Click for more details abut the exhibition and the venue.
A selection of recent black and white photographs from the streets of Los Angeles shot on a roll of film over ten years old.
The Imperfection project prompted me to record well used artists tools and highlight their imperfections and own individual beauty.
For a recent personal project I walked the streets of the city of Adelaide and the neighbouring suburb of Bowden to find walls that would translate with this particular black and white style applied.
The Only natural exhibition will be open to the public until the last customer leaves on the evening of Sunday October 2nd.
If you are visiting the adjacent OzAsia Festival the exhibition is easy to find at the eastern side of the King William Street Bridge on the banks of the River Torrens.
Thank you to all of those that helped with the staging of this exhibition with special mentions to the team at Jolleys Boathouse Restaurant, the SALA Festival Office, Atkins Photo Lab and the Port Adelaide Enfield Council for the Special Opportunity Arts Grant.
Screen shot of SALA website.
4,600 artists presenting work in 630 exhibitions. Start planning now.
The SALA website has all the exhibitions and events and you can search by location, medium and date etc.
More details on the SALA site.
Home or office?
And in the DIY spirit of SALA utilising the technology available to us I have installed an ordering system on this website. So if there is an artwork you like I would be more than happy to help you have one to display in your home or office or perhaps give as a gift. The photographs are not limited edition so reprints will be made as demands requires.
There are a variety of options available to purchase as unframed prints or in alternative finishes and frames. But first things first, pop down to Jolleys Boathouse before Friday September 30th and have a look.
Only natural pricelist flyer.
The 2016 SALA Awards were announced on Friday July 8th.
There were 13 Award categories announced and I am very happy to be a finalist in two of them, The Centre for Creative Photography Latent Image Award and the Atkins Photo Lab Award.
On the night the CCP prize was awarded to Nathan Stoltz, however for the Atkins Photo Lab Award five exhibitions were selected and they will be judged at the venues during the SALA festival.
Page 5 of the 2016 SALA Program