Captured 50 year anniversary exhibition

This years Captured exhibition is celebrating fifty years of photography at the Sydney Institute of Photography.

Thousands of ex students were invited to submit works for this event which in turn were anonymously submitted for selection by a panel of industry professionals and showcased at The Muse this Monday evening.

There was an amazing caliber of work on show and I was delighted to discover some of my own had been included.

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Captured 2014 runs until Friday the 19th of September 10:00am – 4:00pm daily @ The Muse Cnr Harris and Thomas Sts, Ultimo 2007.

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Exhibition prep for the first annual Creatives Unleashed Expo

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.

Printed Cyanotype

Printed Cyanotype

Cyanotype during exposure

Cyanotype during exposure

Photograph exposed under ultra violet light

Photogram exposed under ultra violet light

Washing out Cyanotypes

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.

Creatives Unleashed 2014

Sunday May 11th 2014 11am-5pm Parramatta Townhall

 “An innovative and attainable event and platform for emerging
Creatives to showcase.”

“This kind of event has not been held in western Sydney before and will be an annual event”

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Behind the scenes on Josh Harle’s Gamespace Project

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

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:

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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 found HERE.

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Josh Harle’s Emerging Topologies

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending Josh Harle‘s “Emerging Topologies” Exhibition.

Josh aproached me a while back asking for a little collaboration on one of his major pieces, I was blown away to find out it was a reconstruction of a support pylon for a monorail onto which he planned to print original details and graffiti with a photo sensitive emulsion. (and to 1:1 scale!)

So we got the ball running and Josh came out with this:

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Something well larger than my current works. I have to say I am amazed.

All in all I’ve never quite seen someone explore places, shapes, ideas and architecture quite like this.

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Josh’s exhibition runs until Saturday May 25th @ Kudos gallery Sydney for anyone looking to check it out.

“All stories are travel stories.

The spaces we inhabit are becoming progressively more legible through ubiquitous access to Google Maps and GPS navigation, introducing new types of travel story and new types of space. Emerging Topologies explores the shifting landscape of a city experienced through mobile mapping technology, and sketches out its own improbable paths through the shadows.

Informed by his previous research degree in Computer Science, Josh Harle has created a series of software tools to map, scan, and visualise the city in contingent, poetic ways, in spite of the rationalising imperative of geo-locative technology. The works tell tales: compiling unreadable maps of journeys through strange cities, and taking playful, winding trips across the smudged face of the reference map.” – Josh Harle

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The Body – Australia’s first “poster” exhibition

This evening I attended The Body, An exhibition at Pro Exhibit in Alexandria Sydney.

Upon hearing of this I was told this would be a “digital poster” exhibit and was quite curious so decided to head along and check it out. After aproaching the gallery I noted a Beautful transilluminated black and white print, along with a large screen, what was going to be inside?

When I entered there were several larger prints along with these “strips” that were almost like a reel of each photographers work. Between these were the photographers biographies.

After grabbing some fruity Sangria I headed into a darkened room where there was an amazing array of screens suspended from the ceiling in a wave formation displaying beautiful large bright images of bodies in a range of styles from the talent on display.

Index prints with artist biographies

"Digital Poster" Screens

"The Body"

 

Catching up with Ben Sherak, Shelly Sernek & Ralph Hass

I have to say I really liked what I saw, This style of exhibit made it possible for more than several photographers to display their work in one place. Notable works I liked included shots from Peter Steele & Oliver Berlin.

I’d love to have a comprehensive list of all photographers involved but couldn’t source one at this time

For those of you who missed the opening – the exhibition runs until the 4th December 10pm-4pm daily

 

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New Names Large Frames Exhibition

Excerpt from newnameslargeframes.com (with images added)

“We enjoyed great success on the opening night with both sides of THE MUSE fully packed,Drinks were enjoyed and the calibre of work was absolutely breathtaking, Combine this with the great food & atmosphere (not to mention the grand piano) and one would easily come to the conclusion that the night was a smashing success.

After 4 long years (give or take a few depending on each students background) of study everyone came together and produced something amazing.

After so much hard time and preperation the final year students a few days earlier had their portfolios evaluated by some of the industries best and brightest, including: Moshe Rosenzveig, Penelope Beveridge & Robert  Cameriere

From their evaluations combined with those of the great photographers who taught us,  they came up with results that would not only determine an academic outcome but also effectivly judge who would win a number of prizes for their achievments on the evening

 

Those prizes were awarded for:

Best portfolio Stephanie Georgia Jury

With prizes supplied courtesy of Adobe, Sun Studios & Canon Australia

 

 

 

Runner up best portfolio of the year Neck Ro

With prizes supplied courtesy of Adobe & Yaffa Publishing

 

 

Best Image Mariam Adra

With prizes supplied courtesy of AIPP

 

 

 

And a surprise consolation prize was issued by Peter Gillies who loved Melinda Cartmer’s body of work, awarding her with some free use of freedom studios


 

We as a group would love to thank everyone who showed up and all those who supported us, Including friends, teachers, families & sponsers alike.”

Here is a gallery of the evening

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Photos courtesy of Benny Suyoto

 

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