So my exhibition for the Onkaparinga Shimmer Biennale 2016 launched with success yesterday! I love this festival of photography, and can safely say I believe its the most important date in the South Australian photography calendar! My series Lucid finally all came together in one place in print for eyes to see! My venue, Cradle of Hills winery at Sellicks hill is wonderful, such a lovely place with a beautiful vibe and scenic views.
Thank you to everyone who came along to support the opening, we all enjoyed some nibbles, wine tasting, good conversation and some of my art.
The exhibition is open for the whole of September and is by appointment and tasting with Cradle of hills winery (their details are here)
Go take a look and taste their boutiques wines, along with the other photographic exhibitions in the area.
Thanks to my un-official official photographers who captured some pics of the launch
I have been contemplating this week about the digital file, and how precious i am about it..
Just what if photographers treated a piece of work like other artists, an individual, one piece only, limited?
What if we deleted the JPEG or RAW file once the print was made? And that was it!
Would we feel differently about our finished piece, would it push our work in different directions? Would others feel differently about it if they knew it was truly one piece? It’s something I have and am still considering it for select pieces of work.
We all know photography’s downfall is also it’s greatest accomplishment, but that is still our choice, with a push of a button….
So how was the Onkaparinga arts councils 2014 Shimmer Biennale experience for me?
I loved every moment! For a photographer, pushing out large format prints into the world is a truly great experience. To be able to showcase a collection of work that really shows where an artist is creatively is such a learning and proud moment. My exhibition “HUMAN” covered my work with people, both in controlled and as found environments. I really do hope that those of you that managed to get along to see the work, enjoyed looking and seeing things through my eyes for a while. I love so much working with people and watching people, we are amazing beings!
I look forward to my next exhibition (that is being photographed right now), but in the mean time, please enjoy some pictures of how the Shimmer looked for me. Thanks to Molly Dooker wines for being an awesome host, creating a cool retro setting for my work.