‘Unseen’: An Exhibition and Community Project

I am very excited to announce the ‘Unseen’ project and would love for you to come and see it or participate in one of the workshops. Unseen is about life with unseen disabilities and hopes to raise awareness as well as inspire and empower others to explore creativity as a form of escapism and self-recognition.

I have started this project as I have been diagnosed with quite a few different disabilities over the years and know what it is like to deal with unseen difficulties.

In 2008 I started my photography diploma and discovered a whole new world to immerse myself in. I use my photography as a way to escape all the craziness of life and the challenges that living with disabilities can bring. The exhibition offers a journey through my photography and my life as I have dealt with various challenges.

My partner and I have been very busy and having a lot of fun building an interactive installation based on the Unseen concept. The installation is as much art as it is a musical instrument and a technological novelty. The audience is required to wear special glasses in order to see what was previously hidden, and through a tactile touch system they are able to explore and create within the world of the Unseen.

The concept behind this installation is to impart the idea that….

“to see the unseen sometimes you need to look through a different lens”

Come along and have some fun and delve into the Unseen.

I hope to see you there.

Unseen Exhibition

Opening Night 28th May 5.30 – 7.30

Northern Rivers Community Gallery

44 Cherry St – Ballina

27 May – 21 June

 

Back at Work

Great first day back at work today.

My client is an amazing young lady with a lot of passion and natural talent.

Last year she excelled so much that we are now starting to plan an exhibition of her work in local galleries around the North Coast.

We had so much fun today. Part of what we did was to experiment with my I pad using the photo settings. She loved it.

Here are some photos from today that she took.

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2014 was a very exciting year.

2014 was a very exciting year for me. I was named as a finalists in the Lethbridge and Clayton UTZ Art Awards with two of my works. It was an honour to be recognised at this level.

I also started a photography mentoring service for people with disabilities. You could not ask for anything more rewarding than a job where you are teaching your passion to such amazing people.

I also received confirmation for a solo exhibition this year in May which will be held at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina. I am looking forward to this and will keep you updated on my progress.

Here are just a few photos from a session with a client last year.

Chrissy with her awesome smile.

Chrissy with her awesome smile.

Chrissy and I working hard. What fun we have together.

Chrissy and I working hard. What fun we have together.

I love my job!

I love my job!

Finalist in Clayton Utz Art Award.

I am very pleased to announce that I am a finalist in the Clayton Utz art award. This award is open to people that live in Queensland or have a strong tie to the state.

This is the photo that the judges chose.

Dynamism

 

The opening is on Thursday 2nd of October at 6pm.

Level 28 Riparian Plazza

71 Eagle Street Brisbane.

 

claytonutzartaward.com.au

I would love to see you there!

Mentorships

I have recently started mentoring people with disabilities in photography. I am very excited about being able to share my passion with these amazing young adults.

On Friday I went with one of my clients to pick up a camera for her. She has cerebral palsy and limited mobility. She also purchased a wireless shutter control and camera mount for her chair so she can move it herself and be able to press the shutter easily. Later that night she texted me to thank me and tell me she has been taken photos all afternoon. It was an amazing feeling receiving that text. I am so excited about working with her and my other clients.

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Northern Zone Convention

I recently spent the weekend in Coffs Harbour at a photography conference with my camera club in Lismore. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many people that share the same passion as I do and of course being with my camera club friends. We have so much fun together.

It was a wonderful weekend and the guest speakers were very inspiring with years of experience. I learnt a lot and came away with new ways of looking at photography.

I feel photography is a world of its own and you are always experimenting and learning new things.

Here are the links of the guest speakers:

mondephoto.com.au

wowfactorpix.zenfolio.com

oceanwideimages.com
 

Finalists in Lethbridge 10000 Art Award

I am very pleased to announce that I am a finalists in the Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award for both categories.
This is an international art competition and another milestone in my career.
The exhibition opening is Saturday the 14th of June at Lethbridge Gallery at 6pm. 136 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane.
I hope to see you all there.