Friday, January 15, 2010

Final Stages

With a month to go till the opening of the FACE UP exhibition things are getting exciting! Most of the images are framed and ready; the invitations and posters are done.

The portraits have been great fun to produce. Local identities were asked to bring a range of "artifacts" or items of importance (and themselves) to be photographed. We discussed ideas about how people see themselves, what is important or unique about them and in some cases people revealed who they would really like to be. The responses were very diverse and often surprising which made the process very challenging but exciting and rewarding for both me and the participants.

The photographed items are woven throughout the portrait and in some cases have been totally reconstructed to create the fantasy.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the opening but if you can't make it you will get a sense of the final product here.

This exhibition is part of the "Desert Fringe" an outreach of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. It will be on display throughout the month of March 2010.

Due to the cancellation of the accompanying exhibition I am able to fill the second gallery with marbled fabric... ;-)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

40 Years

January 10 is our wedding anniversary.
In 1970 the possibilities were endless and we were young and willing to embrace the opportunities and challenges that life offered.
Here we are in 2010 in a unique partnership that could only exist through genuinely liking each other's company, a deep respect for each other's interests, skills and abilities, a remarkable sense of humour and the ability to allow each person to develop their full individual personality and potential.
You can continue the journey by visiting us from time to time at to see what new adventures have come our way.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2010 ... more FUN I hope ;-DD

Well here we are in 2010 with lots of things to look forward to.

We have just returned from a fabulous Christmas and the perfect week in Hobart with my sister Steph. Steph's daughter Dani made it home from Melbourne for a few days and it was lovely to catch up with them both.

The weather was perfect and we were able to walk everywhere from the great holiday house that we shared with Tamsin and John who flew in from Melbourne too.

The Sydney to Hobart yacht race finale and the Taste of Tasmania food and wine festival were highlights and 3/4 of Hobart must have been out and about in the beautiful sunny , warm weather..

We managed to get a hire car for a couple of days and headed off with everyone else to Bruny Island where we waited patiently in line for the ferry and took in the scenery and checked out the boat prices.... hmmm perhaps a holiday home ;-))

A trip to Mt Field National Park along the Rivers Run was a lovely escape for us after the desert climate we usually experience and of course the camera was always at hand.