Enduring an unexpected hiatus

Life throws many curve balls and not all are necessarily bad. In 2014 I begun embarking towards a long term goal, one I never expected to love so much but do none the less. My new goal led to new career paths and a new place to live and many new friends. I am now predominately supporting myself in a career as a boutique spirits specialist. Will this mean I stop producing art? Never. None the less it does mean I have to pick and choose my opportunities wisely.

2015 onwards will see not just a continuation of my work but the progression and growth of my skills which will also combine with my other career path.

I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me and all of those who will continually encourage me to follow my many, many passions.

Wait and see the great things I do next.

Thank you & Slainte Mhor!

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Swags opening

Yesterday evening’s exhibition opening was a hit! Held at Black Penny in Surry Hills (a bar that carries some of the best Australian craft Whisky in Sydney), Myself and several other artists (including my notable partner Dayna) donated pieces for this event which are currently under silent auction in an effort to help raise funding & awareness of Swags for the Homeless.

The exhibition & silent auction runs from 14th – 20th October 2014 – Black Penny, 648 Bourke St, Surry Hills, Sydney

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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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Wet Plate Collodion Tintypes

Just under 2 weeks ago I attended Australia’s first Wet Plate Collodion Gathering at Goldstreet Studios in Victoria, Facilitated by the masterful Craig Tuffin. It was great to get back into some large format shooting.

I thought I’d share some of my favorite Tintypes from the day

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  Here is a large format plate of our group by Craig

collodiongathering2013And a video of the exposed plate being fixed after development

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 Special shoutouts go to:

  • Ellie Young for a lend of a camera
  • Craig Tuffin for being a great instructor & facilitator
  • Astrid Piepschyk for her masterful tips and providing me with a crash course demo
  • Melissa Anderson for the fun times and tips for my flash burned eyes.

All in all fun times were had, Keep watching this space in comming weeks for some of my work from the streets Melbourne after the gathering.

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