We were given the wonderful opportunity to photograph Village as part of the Junction Arts Festival.
"Created in collaboration with the residents of Launceston’s retirement communities,VILLAGE takes you past the manicured lawns and behind the lace curtains to discover what life in a retirement village is really like. VILLAGE is the sequel to HOME (Next Wave Festival, 2014) and part of a trilogy of works that explore ageing in contemporary Australia. This audio installation tells very personal stories about downsizing, the fear of being burdensome and new beginnings in old age with humour and fierce optimism."
Audi Australia had a low key art instillation at this years Mona Foma in Hobart featuring their new A7.
With a subtle matte black shipping container with 2 peep holes and with no signs of logos, The festival goers were drawn to see what was inside the box.
NEXTWAVE 2014 was amazing. So good to see so many talented emerging artists!
We were given the wonderful opportunity to photograph the event over the fortnight it was held.
Below is there statement of intent.
"Next Wave creates art for an unknown future.
We strive to cultivate enthusiasm for art, artists and a changed world. We believe in the energising force of a new context, environment or idea as key to transformation. We seek change within the professional practice of individuals, as a pathway to the development of society. We see collaboration as necessary resistance, a mirror and the primary source of the critical rigour we strive to instil in all emerging artists and arts workers. We believe in risk as the crucial ingredient in every artistic endeavour, and with clarity of intent we think anything is possible. We support what is attempted over what is achieved. Multiple, radical perspectives are celebrated; complexity is embraced. We maintain a focus on the edges of society as the place from which the new must emerge. Curiosity is our guiding force, and it leads us in a relentless pursuit to ask the question “who’s not here?”
Our biennial contemporary art festival is the final stop on a life-changing artistic development process. Uniquely for Australia this process works within a two-year cycle. Our curation places specific ideas, people and contexts in dialogue with each other, to create an intervention within broader debates. Next Wave explores why humans come together, and is a festival that introduces a community of brave people who are tackling their most complex thoughts, sharing those ideas for the very first time. Our city of Melbourne, on the country of the Kulin Nation, is the place from which we look out to national and international artists and ideas.
Next Wave’s Artistic Director takes responsibility for the atmosphere in which emerging practitioners create work. The challenge is that this must manifest in studios, rehearsal rooms, in whole cities and communities across Australia and beyond. And in collaboration with all of Next Wave’s people, unparalleled art experiences meet a wild passion for the new."
Be sure to catch NEXTWAVE 2016!!
We were approached by Cataract on Paterson to create a vivid and fun series of images to showcase their unique dining experience. Using an array of different lighting techniques made this an incredibly fun project to work on!
This photographic body is a visual and physical journey
into childhood and paternity through textiles and the act
of making. It sets up a platform from which I may grasp
an insight into how my childhood has shaped me and
begin to answer some of the questions being mused
about my upbringing and myself. Is this the reason why I
have never been in a fight? Is this the reason why I feel I
have no moral compass? Am I a man or a puppet?