I'm really excited to announce that I will be exhibiting at the amazing Edmund Pearce gallery in June 2014. The series i'll be showing has the working title 'Industrial Graffiti'. Industrial Graffiti captures the unconscious marks generated through the construction of our built landscape. They are ephemeral symbols of change mimicking life itself; beautiful, fleeting & temporary.
Located on Flinders Lane in the heart of Melbourne's gallery district, Edmund Pearce is a contemporary art space dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of photography. Through a series of unique exhibitions and initiatives Edmund Pearce endeavors to promote the highest standards of contemporary photographic practice within Australia. Go to the Edmund Pearce website for more information.
I was lucky enough to be commissioned to shoot an interior in Alice Springs recently. After consulting with the boss (beautiful understanding wife of a photographer) I managed to grab a few days after the shoot to indulge my love of the landscape. I spent 3 days heading east and west of Alice in search of what i didn't really know. In my photographic art I don't choose a topic or direction I simply follow my nose and where and what i end up with becomes dependant on my connection with a place. Of course a 'connection' can be anything at any time and is reliant on my state of mind, my energy and my subconscious at the time of which I only really get a handle on when looking back over the images. It seems I have been making connections with structures perhaps as a result of my concerted push into architecture photography. However when looking at the landscapes captured I found similarities in composition, structure and tonality. It seems my style merely adapts to the subject matter notably using the vertical format and graphic lines.
I'll be showing my 'Art of the Underground' series in Ballarat this August as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. I'm looking forward to getting this body of work up on a wall once again. This time it will be hanging at the Gold museum that is adjacent to Sovereign Hill.
The opening launch is on Sunday 18th August at 2pm. The show runs from August 17th - October 13th and is open 7days a week. Entry fees apply to the gold museum - BIFB members free!
Very happy to announce i just sold 2 pieces at the Four elements: Earth exhibition at Photonet Gallery. It always nice to make a sale and think that my work is adorning the walls of someones home or office and bringing them some joy! The 2 images I sold were Omphalion and 4.5 billion years.
The fourth in a series of group exhibitions on the theme of the elements features the work of 9 photographers including my good self (Christian Pearson!), Judith Crispin and Kallena Kucers.
The 6 images i have chosen to hang feature intimate images that poetically describe my connection to the earth. The images purposely give little indication of size or scale, leaving to the viewer the decision as to the reality of the objects place in the world.
Be sure to check them out in the flesh beautifully printed on museo cotton rag at the intimate size of A3 (420x297mm).
The show is to be opened by David Weil (Landcare consultant on Sunday 2nd June 4-6pm and everyone is welcome!
Here are the details: Photonet Gallery
15a Railway Place, Fairfield
Hours: Wed - Sat 10-4 & Sun 12-4
Dates: Sun June 2 - Sat June 22