The Weltraum exhibition at Magpie Springs officially opened on Sunday, 11 September. Although the Shimmer Photographic Biennale closes at the end of September, the Weltraum exhibition remains open until early November--Sunday, November 6th.
I now start preparing for work for both the Abstraction x 5 exhibition at the Light Gallery, which opens on October 1st with its book launch; and then the Mallee Routes exhibition with Eric Algra and Gilbert Roe, which opens at the Atkins Photo Lab gallery on Friday, October 7th. It's a case of one exhibition down, two exhibitions to go, with the photography budget collapsing under the weight of the costs.
Curating these exhibitions has meant that there hasn't been much time available for my photography; apart from the odd moment here and there when I am away from the computer screen. This image was from once such moment:
We- the standard poodles and myself--- just happened to be walking past this dead tree as the sun was setting, whilst on a poodle walk
. The roadside vegetation along this stretch of road is thinning, and a lot of it is dying. No one cares for the roadside vegetation--only the roads are looked after.
On Tuesday last week I drove to Magpie Springs to start hanging Weltraum for the 2016 Shimmer Photographic Biennale , which opened on Friday 2nd September. I encountered fog on the top of Willunga Hill and Magpie Springs:
The last gasp of winter I wondered? We finished the hanging on Friday morning. Weltraum opens on Sunday, 11th September, at 3pm---a delayed launch due to the various exhibition launches at the other venues on the Saturday and Sunday of the first weekend.
This behind the camera image of me photographjng a silo at Peake for the 15 Silos on the Mallee Highway project was made on a day trip along the Mallee Highway with Maleko. I needed some black and white mages of the silos on the Highway for the Weltraum exhibition at Magpie Springs in the 2016 Shimmer Photographic Biennale as the ones from an earlier photoshoot hadn't work out that well.
The Biennale opens on Friday, September 2nd. The 8 x 10 image black and white image of the silo at Peake was not included. It is an outtake due to the the lens vignetting because raising the front standard to its limit was too extreme for the lens to cover. I need to stand further back from the silo when I return.
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Avril Thomas is hosting A Small World--A postcard exhibition at the Magpie Springs gallery. It is the exhibition after the Weltraum exhibition in the 2016 Shimmer Photographic Biennale finishes. The postcards consist of works on paper, they are 6x4 inches and its international in scope.
The 100 or so works will be auctioned through an online auction site with the proceeds going to help raise money for a cancer charity.
This is one of the pictures that I am thinking of entering into the exhibition:
The picture of clouds on the cliffs near Kings Beach on the Fleurieu Peninsula, is made with a rangefinder 35mm Leica film camera, so the aspect ratio of the negative is 3:2, which if uncropped, will enlarge to print 4x6 inches.
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Finally some photographic action:
There was some sunshine early on Sunday morning. So I took advantage of it to make a 5x4 black and white picture. I rushed the photoshoot though because the light had changed from the time I'd scoped it. It hit the tree about 10 minutes earlier than last time.