In todays age of instant gratification it is easy to see why the preference runs for digital material, it is quick versatile and very share friendly.. So some time ago I aimed to bridge a gap by digitising my art, only like many of us I didn’t really like everything I was producing.
Why? I can’t ever imagine, the only advice I could ever see giving to my just turned twenty something self is generally a massive slap in the face.
None the less I spent countless hours and funds on rolls of film which I fed through several cameras of varying quality which I developed, printed and X-processed to then scan. Do I remember shooting most of these? Not entirely no… do I like them now? yes. Because to me they are honest. A slice of time that was before today.
And this is why I have now compiled them into a gallery. I solemnly swear to like my own work more from now on.
For the past few weeks I’ve been busy making some Cyanotypes for the first annual Creatives Unleashed Expo in Parramatta, This event will be showcasing a broad variety of creative talent from all around Sydney this mothers day.
This will be an oportunity for those who’d like to purchase some of my art.
Cyanotype during exposure
Photogram exposed under ultra violet light
Washing out Cyanotypes
Creatives Unleashed will be exhibiting multiple forms of talent from artists, to musicians, dancers, performers and designers. The event will be held on this mothers day, so please do come and and say hello.
Ive recently had the pleasure of once again assisting the extrordinary Josh Harle on another project, Going through some areas of Sydney’s MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Australia) photographing artworks, hallways & reference points for his “Gamespaces” exhibition.
Josh Harle’s Gamespace Project
“Gamespaces” is a photo-realistic recreation of Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art as a playable video game, complete with galleries filled with artworks. Visitors to the studio can check out the timelapse documentation of the reconstruction process and play the final game on a 42” crisp cinema 3D screen from the comfort of couches.
Here is a behind the scenes look into the project:
The first stage of this project was unveiled at the MCA’s artbar last week with stage two opening next week.
The exhibition opens Tuesday 9th July 2013, 1pm-9pm Shop 2.05, The Rocks side of the MCA (two doors down) You can find the Facebook event HERE.
Update: Video footage of ingame action can now be foundHERE.
I have just had the pleasure been interviewed by the staff over at largeformatphotography.com.au which recently launched; distributing a wealth of articles, interviews and helping connect some of Australias great artists.
This was a great exercise giving insight into myself as an artist and I’ve enjoyed sharing some of my experiences.
Anyone wishing to have a read can find that interview here.