Our exhibition was held at Contact Sheet Gallery, from 11/08 to 13/08.
Opening Night was on the 12/08. I believe it was a roaring success. I was informed that approximately 180 people attended the event! It was great to see such a diverse range of guests - enthusiasts, lecturers, Industry Professionals, photographers, friends and family.
Our event was sponsored by some well known, reputable and awesome entities! Capture Magazine, Better Photography Magazine and the AIPP provided door prizes, support and a guest speaker (in the form of the AIPP President!). Our major sponsor was Nightingale Wines. They provided the wine, which I enjoyed immensely! Blind Bake Catering gave us wonderful support, service and discount in catering! All of which added to the success of the Opening Night, so to all of you I am so thankful.
The theme for the exhibition was Entre Lineas - An exhibition that explores the concepts of how we look between the lines of an image to discover the story behind it. Ansel Adams said it best, “there are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer”. This is our journey as photographers and what we see through the lens. More importantly, it’s about what the viewer sees. For everything that we capture, we bring with it our own meaning and intention, as it is a culmination of our personality, interests and life experience. The viewer will also bring their own interpretation, that will determine what they see the meaning they take away from it and how they read between the lines.
The artists involved were: Brad Fitzgibbins, Brianna Burford, Bronte Leahy, Byron Martin, Chloe Snaith, Joshua Concepcion, Keira Smith, Lacey Fisher-Evans, Liam Irvine, Meg Mac Sweeney, Michelle Lake, Phillip Osborne, Phillip Pain, Sienna Pyle, Tamara Williams, Tim Searle.
The work I displayed was around my travels through the Australian Outback.
Here are some photos of the event, taken by our fab photographer of the night Caroline Kilby.
And, thanks again to everyone that came out to support the event. And on a personal note: to my wonderful friends and family, thank you for your ongoing support, friendship and (throughout this process) patience! I have much love for you all.