A Workshop September
Worked as one of one the organisers for the Canon, Ted's and RMIT Photo Imaging event held at RMIT in Sept and in December.
Many thanks to all the wonderful hard work and support from Teresa Marino from Ted's and Mia McKenzie from Canon and of course the guest speakers.
A cityscape award was given to a number of winning students who won a day in the studio and on location with professional photographer Neal Walters, along with model Natasha Heal, dancer Olivia Paine and MUA Debra Kelly the event was fully catered by Canon, who put on a great spread. Oliva Paine did ballet in the streets of Carlton and Debra Kelly did some outstanding out there makeup on Natasha Heal in the studio.
Over in WA again, went to the Art Gallery of WA, and saw a number of group shows. Art can truely be transformational. Your can walk into a gallery and be unmoved and then come across something that takes your breath away in one wonderful question or a tree of possibilities. I was looking at how artists have tackled the Australian landscape and looking at the similarities between a Fred Williams and a Fredrick McCubbin, spanning over a hundred years apart. Stylistically there we're number of similarities, The Austrian landscape can be incredibly visually complex and often the task is in the isolation and simplification, what do you select to look at ? Both artists are masters at this isolation. McCubbin especially blurry and then sharper bits of the underbrush. he does this in a 3 dimensional way whereas Williams strips it back to 2 dimensions.
Reading : To open the sky by Robert Silverbverg
Watching : Westworld Season 2
Listening : SBS Chill
Eating : Pork & fennel sauage roll