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06 E D I T O R ’ S M E S S A G E b y A t h a l i e Ta y l o r

22 T H E P O R C H E S 12 T H E P O R C H E S 15

40 F R E E

THE RE AL RE ALIT Y 6 by Heide Hoffmann

by Dean Hohn

07 P H O T O S H O P A R T I S T R Y by Sebastian Michaels

23 D E N I S O N D E L I G H T GOB-SMACK ED

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by Dean Hohn

08 W H AT ’ S O N a n d N E W S by ADU Members

24 D AY AT T H E B E A C H

L I G H T I N T H E W AV E S

b y A t h a l i e Ta y l o r

42 C I T Y I N T H E R A I N D R E A M H O L I D AY S by Barbara Dudzinska

by Dean Hohn

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NEWS cont by ADU Members

25 S K E L E T O N P O I N T by Dean Hohn

MYSTERY MAN 2 ABSTRACT LINES...

43 V E N I C E A L W AY S D AY ’ S E N D

by Ineke Clark

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INTERVIEW by Emma McEvoy & ADU

26 L O O K AT M E

THE ARRANGEMENT

44 B L U E B E A R D O R C H I D

S O U T H E R N Q U E E N O F. . .

b y Tr i s h H o s k i n

14 W A R ATA H A N D F L A N N E L . . SKE TCHED HARBOUR by Sue Maples

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GREEN ENERGY 0526 CORMORANT WITH MOON by Margaret Kalms

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T HE WA L L FL OWE R W A I T I N G T O B E S AV E D by Julie Powell

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TRIBUTE 1 TOMORROW’S MEMORIES by Viki Murray

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BIRD OUT OF THE... PENSIVE INDIAN by Margo Zerbes

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WORDS SECRE T UNDERGROUND

27 E X P E R I M E N T 117 MAGNOLIA

BIRD OF PRE Y by Ann Wehner

21 D E N I S O N B E A C H 12 by Dean Hohn

45 Y E L L O W B E A U T Y by Ilona A bou-Zolof

by Joyce Maris

28 S A D D L E

HORSES

46 M O R N I N G M O O D

B I C H E N O B O AT S

by Corrine Davis

29 R E T I R E D

JUMANJII by Mitch Graham

30 D R E A M I N G I N T H E P A S T DRE AM TIME by One Boorman

31 T O N G A N G E N T L E M A N

SALAMANCA, HOBART

by Ilona A bou-Zolof

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BEFORE THE BIG STORM SYDNE Y HARBOUR by Ilona A bou-Zolof

48 W A R R I O R Q U E E N NICOLE

by Ilona A bou-Zolof

49 W E T T U L I P

by Ilona A bou-Zolof

by Ron Rodgers

32 G E T-T O G E T H E R

b y 2 0 17 G e t - t o g e t h e r m e m b e r s

by Jennifer Jackson

20 I ’ M L O O K I N G AT Y O U

by Julia Harwood

50 D E B U T

LIFE IS A BAL ANCING... by Dale Botha

38 F O U N D

A L L T H AT I A M

51 S T R E E T S C A P E 2 by Sharon Rankmore

by Johanna Goudsblom

39 19 8 4

THOUGHT by Kevin Sims

52 W A I T I N G F O R . . .

BY THE LIGHT OF THE... by Louise Campbell


53 S E A R C H I N G F O R A M E L I A A M E L I A W I T H A C L AW

67 D I S T R A C T I O N

V O YA G E T H R O U G H . . .

by George Koncz

54 W H E N I S I N G . . .

by Judi L apsley Miller

55 H A N G I N G O N T O P A S T. . . SUNSE T RIDER

81 T E A T R E E S AT T H E . . .

BASTIAN POINT TE A... by Sonja Stef fen

by Colin Killick

68 T H E P E O P L E ’ S . . .

82 P E A C O C K G I R L

by Colin Killick

by Jim Dawson

T- R E X G O E S S H O P P I N G

WA RL OCK

69 S T R A N G E A C Q U A I N TA N C E

83 L O S T W O R L D 2

70 S E R E N I T Y

84 I N T E R W O V E N

by Colin Killick

by Gerard Whelan

by Thysje Arthur

56 J E Z A B E L

by Suellen Cook

AMONGST THE NE TS

SOLARIZE

by Pamela Henderson

b y Tr i s h E d w a r d s

58 M Y G E N I E TRAPPED

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SWA N L A K E by Ann Lavin

85 Q 1 F R O M T H E B E A C H by Marcello Vicente

by Shar yn Walker

59 S T R E E T P E R F O R M E R S . . . STREE T PERFORMERS...

72 W E S T C O A S T AT D U S K MARINA FOG

by Sue Masterson

60 B U R N I S H E D B E E

MANITOU IN SEPIA

BIRDS ON WIRE

73 N AT U R A L B E A U T Y RE TURNING TO... by Maureen Maxwell

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AFTER DARK by Sylvia Chat ter ton

63 M O O N R I S E

SCREAM FISH

ON THE MENU T H E G R E AT A’ T U I N by Mary Knaggs

by Ingrid Douglas

62 P A R I S

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HOVER KAMARI

PENNY FAR THING RIDE by Christina Brunton

65 I N T H E M O O D by Colin Killick

by Marcello Vicente

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B R O K E N D AY S SUGAR SUGAR by Marcello Vicente

88 G L I N K T R AV E L T H E 4 2 17

by Marcello Vicente

89 E A R T H C H I L D

by Marcello Vicente

by Helen Akerstrom

76 A R T M E E T S H E A LT H . . . by Margaret Kalms

by Mike Stone

64 W A L K I N G T H E D I N O S A U R

SURFERS PAR ADISE

by Jill Clif fe

by Bronwyn Kenmir

61 E T E R N A L L O V E

86 P I E R I N T O T H E U N K N O W N

90 W A N T T O S E E M Y F A C E LIT TLE FLOWER GIRL by Edwin Leung

78 T H E B L E S S I N G

S T R E E T F E S T I VA L by Margie O’Hara

79 B R E A K I N G I N T O D R E A M S S H AT T E R E D . . .

91 T H E B O N E G U A R D I A N F O R E S T F A N TA S Y

by Christine Stevenson

92 P A I N T E D B E A U T Y by Carolyn Jenson

by Erika Markus

66 T H E Q U I V E R T R E E LOST LUGGAGE by Colin Killick

80 S M O O T H B I L L E D A N I G E L A D A W AT C H I N G by Kar yn Waalw yk

93 T H E S E C R E T DRE AMING

b y Tr a c e y P o g s o n


94 I N T R O S P E C T I O N

104 R E F L E C T A J A G L O C A L

MOTHER E ARTH

A R E D L I N E M T L AW L E Y

by Hazel Blake

by ALBaMass

95 R YA N ’ S F I R S T. . .

E M I LY A N D H E R F R I E N D S

113 C A P E R O A D

D AW N AT S E A b y To n y S t e p h e n s o n

105 A B B O T S F O R D B R I D G E

114 C O L O U R F U L O D Y S S E Y

106 S T U D I E S I N L I G H T. . .

116 P U R P L E H A Z E

by Janelle Hassall

b y A t h a l i e Ta y l o r

by Helen Jones

96 V I S I O N S O F Z E A L A N D I A by Judi L apsley Miller

by Julie Powell

A H U T TAYA

by Leonie Hamilton

98 E X I S T E N C E

108 T U I

E XISTENCES

W H AT I F Y O U C O U L D F LY

by Colin Campbell

by Merran G Âû

100 F L A M I N G O S I N L O V E SUNFLOWER

109 S A F E LY T O G E T H E R RE-ENTRY

b y D i e p Tr a n

by Phillipa Frederiksen

101 B E A U T Y O F R E A D I N G by Chris Barnes

110 T H E P R O T E C T O R H I G H F LY E R S by Liz Abbott

102 S U P E R B F A I R Y- W R E N S . . . S H AT T E R E D

111 S H I P W R E C K E D

B R I N G M E T H AT H O R I Z O N

by Andrew Haysom

103 B L U E B E R R I E S

by Michelle Drummond

FROZEN BL ACKBERRIES

112 E A R LY M O R N I N G 2

b y R o s e D ’A z u r e

Summon the Eagle

E A R LY M O R N I N G 1 by Jill Capper

Colin Killick

117 A L A S P O O R Y O R I C K SWEET ANGEL

by Rosemary Smith

118 W AT E R P L AY

A MOTHER’S LOVE by Liz Darling ton

119 S C AT T E R E D M E M O R I E S . . . S O L I TA R Y

by Lonnie Lovejoy

120 A L B I O N C H A I R S

ALBION LIGHT BULBS by Anthea Scotte

121 T H E M A N N E Q U I N by Kye T hompson


The Beach

Dean Hohn


aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

EDITOR’S MESSAGE Artists Down Under welcomed more new members with many joining in enthusiastically on the public Facebook page and by sending their artwork through for the June magazine. May was an amazing month for so many of the Down Under members. There were successes in competitions, many were interviewed, others were involved in exhibitions with more to come at the end of May through June and into July, some sold artworks and others like Sue Masterson gained commissions as well. See the news section for more details. Margaret Kalms had the first of the exhibitions; her photo art was shown in support of the 13th World Congress on Endometriosis in Vancouver, Canada. Report on pages 76 – 77. Artists Down Under interviewed Australian photo artist Emma McEvoy. See pages 12 – 13. Dean Hohn, with the help of many of the photographers at the recent Melbourne gettogether, put together a six page pictorial report of the highlights. Pages 32 – 37. Suellen Cook, a new member of the group, talked us through one of her very successful artworks “Jezebel”. Pages 56 – 57. Many Down Under Artists were represented in Sebastian Michaels’ “Living the Photo Artistic Life” magazine again in May and three were interviwed by him. See the news for more details.

Moscow Apartments

by Colin Killick

106 – 107 and Athalie’s work can be viewed on pages 114 – 115. Margie O’Hara’s children’s book “The Elly Rose Adventures: Selfies from Townsville” has been published and is now for sale on Amazon. Helen Akerstrom scooped the pool at the Dubbo Show winning several awards including The Most Successful Exhibitor award for the second year in succession. Congratulations to all the ADU artists.

Athalie Taylor

Judi Lapsley Miller, Julie Powell and Athalie Taylor have exhibitions scheduled for May, June and July. Dates and venues are included in the news section and all three have a two page spread showcasing their work. Judi’s exhibition feature is on pages 96 – 97. To read about Julie’s exhibition go to pages

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Our reach is growing, the Artists Down Under magazine is being read all over the world by people in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, UK, Ireland, Belguim, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Ukraine, Croatia, Serbia, Greece, Turkey, Algeria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Nambibia, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Republic of Korea and Taiwan.

Backgrounds: Laitha’s Designs Foxey Squirrel Cover image: D e a n H o h n A Place to Dream Copyright 2017 © Early Settler Days

by Marcello Vicente

Artists in this publication are responsible for any rights appertaining to their work.


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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

WHAT’S ON Julie Powell

Group exhibition

May 29 – July 09

Scugnizzo Restorante 558 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC

Judi Lapsley Miller

Solo exhibition: Visions of Zealandia June 01 – June 30

Zealandia EcoSanctuary, Visitors Centre End of Waiapu Rd, Wellington, NZ

Athalie Taylor

Solo exhibition: Colourful Odyssey June 23 – July 06

BSG: Level 1, 322 Brunswick St Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC

NEWS Light, Space and Time competition results Down Under artists did very well in the Light, Space and Time May “Landscapes” competition. In the Special Merit Award Overall Category: Dean Hohn – “Awakening In The Gardens”

Judi Lapsley Miller – “He Came to Me on the Beat of a Wing” Athalie Taylor – “Ben Lomond NP” Athalie Taylor – “Lone Tree at Bryce” Athalie Taylor – “Saguaro NP” Ann Wehner – “Ramshackle”

In the Special Recognition Award Photography and Digital Art Category: Athalie Taylor – “The Magic Forest”

Barbara Dudzinska, Louise Campbell, Trish Hoskin, Dean Hohn, Ann Wehner, Joyce Maris, Sue Masterson, ALBaMass, Diep Tran, Edwin

Leung, Thyjse Arthur, Viki Murray, Christina Brunton, Ilona Abou-Zolof and Dale Botha whose artwork was featured on the cover.

Every month he features one of the artists from within the AWAKE group.

the featured artists to include on his blog. This month he interviewed Julie Powell, Sue Masterson and Tony Stephenson. You can read these interviews on

https://www.lightspacetime.art Congratulations to all.

Living the Photo Artistic Life magazine Congratulations to the following Down Under artists who had work published in the May “Living the Photo Artistic Life” magazine. Interviews In 2015 Sebastian Michaels launched his advanced group AWAKE: Living the Photo Artistic Life, and began publishing a monthly magazine featuring their artwork. http://ThePhotoArtisticLife.com

Several of the Down Under artists have been featured in the magazine. More recently Sebastian has been interviewing each of

http://www.quillandcamera.com/blog-posts/

More news from the Artists Down Under Julie Powell shared the banner photo of Foto Arte 11 recently. She also has an art work (on the RHS) being published in FineEye digital on-line magazine in July. Julie along with Trish Hoskin, Sue Masterson, Jo Gouldsblom and Joyce Maris have been published in the magazine link below https://magazinegspdigital.blog

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Banner photo for Foto Ar t II


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Bursting out... This little green bird, an artwork by Judi Lapsley Miller, has had a spectacular month. “Bursting out” – featuring the kākāriki parakeet – was accepted for exhibition April 29 – May 28 at the Otago Art Society’s “Cleveland National Art Awards”... and it sold!

Bursting out

The kākāriki parakeet featured again when John R Math from Light, Space and Time asked for a press release to promote the Artists Down Under – Australia and New Zealand group and magazine. https://tinyurl.com/LST-Press-Release-ADU

His next bursting out occurred when he was chosen by Peecho (Artists Down Under’s printer for magazines, hard and soft cover books) for their interview with Athalie Taylor.

And not satisfied with all that coverage the little green bird is one of the artworks Judi is showing at her Zealandia solo exhibition from June 01 – 30. See pages 96 – 97 or visit the following website

https://tinyurl.com/Peecho-promotes-ADU

www.visitzealandia.com

Elly Rose is used to travelling but has never travelled on her own before so she is excited when she has the chance to visit her Nana in Townsville. Together they explore the

beautiful coastal city of Townsville in far north Queensland. This is the story about those adventures. Congratulations Margie!

Book launch Margie O’Hara’s children’s book, “The Elly Rose Adventures: Selfies from Townsville,” is now on sale through Amazon. https://tinyurl.com/Elly-Rose-Adventures Sales and Commissions Over the past year I have been running a couple of permanent market stalls; one at the Amazing Mill Markets Ballarat and one at the the Amazing Mill Markets in Daylesford. It didn’t take me long to realise that art doesn’t sell everyday let alone every week and that you have to work at getting attention. I added other objects to my market stands (to help pay the rent, and to keep my work out there in the public eye). While the art plods along OK, I just recently had an amazing week. It started out with the sale of three pieces and then just on a chance

conversation with, of all things, a retired rally car driver I acquired three commissions taken from B&W photos of him racing back in the 70s and 80s. I was so amazed that this had happened that I failed to realize I had sold another piece of art, so four in total. It only goes to show that if you are able to keep your work in the public eye, the right person will eventually turn up and buy your work. Dark Rider

I am also working along side a small group of models who are trying to get a start in their field and am enjoying working with them

on a weekly basis. This definitely keeps my creative muse busy. Sue Masterson

Alice in a Box

Symphonique

Brunswick Street Gallery News Mary Knaggs, Julie Powell and Athalie Taylor submitted work for the “Small Works” (30x30 cms) artworks competition and exhibition held recently by the Brunswick Street Gallery. Julie sold her piece “Alice in a Box” while it was being hung. This sale covered her exhibition costs. Well done Julie! Athalie Taylor gained an HM for her “Symphonique” and with it came an invitation to show more of her “Colourful Odyssey” series in a Solo Exhibition.

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Helen scooped the pool... Helen Akerstrom had great success at her local Dubbo Show winning Most Successful Competitor for the second year in a row. Helen was awarded 5 firsts, 3 seconds and 3 HCs with one print being awarded Champion Monochrome Print of the show.

Cinderella

1s t Na t ur e C olo ur P r in t

Melissa Jade

Champion Monochrome Print

Red Riding Hood

Jess Ami

Unique Duo

This was a portrait of Jess Ami taken at the Dandenong photo shoot during the first annual get-together of Artists Down Under.

Another image of Melissa Jade as Cinderella won Open Monochrome in the Postcard section. Helen is usually an animal photographer and two of her wild life images also won. She is Vice President of Dubbo Camera Club

1s t O p e n C o l o u r P r i n t

and volunteers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo where she does a lot of her photography. Her love of the animals is evident in every photo.

Baako

You can view more of her work on h t t p s : // w w w. i n s t a g r a m . c o m / ha2260/

The St George Photographic Society 2017 Education Program If you live in the Sydney area, this is a program intended to develop each participant’s capacity to evaluate the image – theirs and the work of others, to engage and see photography as art, translate ideas into expressive images, use contemporary photo practice and evaluate your development as a photographer. The program has been designed and

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developed by Professor Des Crawley and has attracted top speakers to offer you a rich variety of experiences intended to shape and sharpen your understanding of the medium of photography. The speakers are Professor Des Crawley, Associate Professor Gale Spring, Michael Smyth, Susan Buchanan, John Swainston, Peter Eastway, Professor Roy Killen, Craig Parker, Rob Smith, Jim Crew and members of the Nebuli Arts group.

Saturday 24th June – Translating ideas into expressive images • • • •

How ideas/concepts are expressed and conveyed in visual arts Photo documentation + representation + experimentation Cross cultural perspectives Origins of photographic conventions and their changing relevance


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Saturday 29th July – Contemporary photo practice •

Examination of contemporary photographic practice drawn from the forensic, scientific, illustrative, industrial, travel, photo journalism, social documentary, nature, moving image Critical perspectives from current photo arts practitioners

Links between style, self and seeing

Saturday 26th August – Evaluating your development as a photographer • • •

Personal growth and weight to be given to expression, communication, originality Ownership of image The role of self-appraisal, peer appraisal

and use of reference groups. Contact person: Barbara Seager at bseager@netspace.net.au The venue is St George Leagues Club, 124 Princes Highway, Kogarah, Sydney from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Cost is $75 per day.

CARE FOR AFRICA – Dean Hohn In my continued drive to raise awareness and funds for drilling water wells in villages supported by the Care for Africa Foundation in Tanzania, I approached the company I have print my metal images for the galleries. When I approached Marie and Frank at Print2Metal to see if they would host a day for our AWAKE group to visit as part of our gathering in Melbourne at the end of April and beginning of May, they said if I would send them one of my images they would print it as an example to show the printing process. I agreed to do that and went on to say that I would then use the image to raise funds for the Care For Africa Foundation. I was expecting them to print a small image around

30cmx46cm (12”x18”) size, but they came back to me and said they felt bigger was better so we agreed on a 51cmx76cm (20”x30”) image. It was fascinating watching a piece of paper being placed face down on a piece of aluminium sheet, with a special white coating on it. It was then fed into the printer for almost two minutes where the image was heated to almost 400 degrees C and the inks on the paper print turn into a gaseous state and sublimate under the surface of the special white coating, creating the print. Once the process is complete, the image is uncovered and allowed to cool before handling. As a result of this process, the image is scratch resistant, UV resistant and washable.

This makes these images ideal for use in wet areas, public spaces and in areas such as doctors’ surgeries where they can be cleaned. Marie and Frank have agreed to donate an image on a quarterly basis and Anna and Ross from the Penguin Creek Gallery have agreed to allow us to run a raffle to raise much needed funds to help drill fresh water wells in the Tanzanian villages. Raffle tickets are $5 for one and 3 for $10. The raffle will be drawn the 25th of July. Tickets are available from the Penguin Creek Gallery, or from me by sending me an email to dean.hohn@bigpond.com and from Diana Butler at diana@careforafrica.org.au

Threatened

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

EMMA MCEVOY Fine Art Photographer Emma McEvoy is an Australian photo artist. She was raised on the coast of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula and currently resides in Carlton, Melbourne. Emma’s passion is fine art. She’s had two solo exhibitions and her work has been exhibited in numerous group shows. Her work, including covers, features and interviews, has been published in many renowned magazines such as 50 Luxe, F11, Photo Vogue, Capture and Fashion Journal to name just a few. In 2015 she featured in Morey Spellman’s book “The Fine Art of Photography.” Awards have been numerous too including the Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photographer awards where she gained silver and with distinction. Artists Down Under caught up with her recently and here is what she said. ADU: Do you have a definition of ‘Conceptual Art”? I guess I would define conceptual art as art that tells a story and that story or idea is the driving force behind the creative process. The concept is the primary purpose of the artwork itself. ADU: How do you find your inspiration? Do you look for metaphors, or quotes, to come up with your ideas for a conceptual art project? I love this question! I typically come up with a story I want to tell first and then look for symbolism and metaphors etc to express that idea! I mostly find inspiration in people, in their stories and in my relationships. I also get a LOT of inspiration from nature and the environment and being outdoors, through travel and yes absolutely through written words! I love reading books and poetry and quotes/song lyrics etc.

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ADU: Many of the artists represented in ‘Artists Down Under’ keep a journal for ideas, thoughts, plans, projects, future dreaming, comments on Art books or videos, and so on. It is not intended to be a diary, but more a way of developing our thoughts, inspiration etc. We will regularly look for the hour or two of ‘me’ time for ‘creative thinking’. This is a solitary process but one that can produce wonderful ideas. Do you have your own approach to develop your thought processes for projects, themes etc? My approach to developing ideas changes a lot. I’m a pretty spontaneous person by nature and therefore my processes vary! Sometimes I am religiously writing down ideas, journalling and mind mapping etc in a visual diary. I studied Art therapy for a while which taught me a lot of really awesome creative activities and techniques so sometimes I will get out my old workbooks and do some random activities to help spark ideas. Other times I just let go and let my subconscious work on ideas. Being out in nature is where a lot of my greater ideas are formed! If I’m ever feeling creatively blocked, this is my first go to: get outdoors! ADU: In your Sand Castle project blog you say ‘…that everything is ephemeral and nothing lasts forever, thus, an even balance between humanity and our environment is vital’. This is a most interesting and profound statement, and one that is so vital to our world, but so difficult to achieve at times. Would you like to expand on your statement, and indeed, how it related to your Sand Castle project. You’re right! It can be difficult to achieve that balance! Balance is such a difficult thing to achieve in so many areas of our lives but I really believe it’s the most important thing

to master in order to live a full, peaceful and wholehearted life. In regards to my Sand Castles project it was a series I created when I was in Namibia, Africa. The series was shot in an abandoned mining town ‘Kolmanskop’ that is being reclaimed by the desert. The rooms of the houses are literally full of sand, it’s stunning but quite eerie. They say that in a number of years the town will completely disappear, being swallowed by the desert. I found it fascinating, this idea that mother nature was reclaiming what was once hers and I started thinking about our impact on the environment and how removed and disconnected we are from it living in inner city (I live in Melbourne). So I recreated the houses you find in Kolmanskop here in Fitzroy, I exhibited my photos on the walls and filled an old house, that was due to be demolished, with tonnes of sand! I wanted people to get a sense for what it’s like in the middle of the desert where buildings that used to be people’s homes are completely full of sand. It’s a really bizarre juxtaposition. I wanted them to get a sense of the power of mother nature and how we as humans think it’s okay to just build a city in the middle of the environment, clear the land of it’s diamonds and then up and leave when there is nothing more for us there, leaving our mess behind. The issue of our impact on the environment is a huge and complicated one so I won’t go on and on but I basically wanted to get people thinking about how we really need to take better care of our land and to encourage them to be more mindful of the imprint we leave on this earth. ADU: Do you find main stream photographers and artists are drawn to your work and perhaps inspired by it? Interesting question, I’m not sure what you mean by “main stream photographers”? I’m not really sure who out there is drawn to or inspired by my work! I am still very much an emerging artist and am always very


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surprised and honoured when people contact me saying they are inspired by my work! It’s very humbling. ADU: What advice can you offer to our readers on developing a conceptual art project, or a theme for a series of art images. My advice would be to photograph what you love. Who cares if it’s been done before… it’s never been done by YOU. You will bring

something unique to the idea because you will be telling the story through your own lens. I would also suggest trying to limit the amount of time you spend in the “Research” and “finding inspiration” stage of the creative process and let your subconscious work on it. Sometimes too much screen time and social media can have a really NEGATIVE effect on your creativity. We are so saturated with visual imagery at our fingertips now that it can sometimes be overwhelming (well it is for me anyway). It’s awesome to look at other’s work, especially when figuring out your own

style and deciphering what kind of imagery you like or the kinds of stories you want to tell… just don’t spend too long there… because there is SO much inspiration within your own self if you give yourself the space to reach it. Website: https://emmamcevoy.com/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/ emmamcevoyphotography Instagram: https://www.instagram. com/e_mcevoy/

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WA R ATA H A N D F L A N N E L F L O W E R S

SKE TCHED HARBOUR by Sue Maples

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Australia


GREEN ENERGY 0526

CORMORANT WITH MOON by Margaret Kalms

Australia

endowomanart.com facebook.com/lifewithendometriosis

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T H E WA L L F L O W E R

WA I T I N G T O B E S AV E D by Julie Powell

Australia

J u l i e p o w e l l p h o t o g r a p h y. c o m h t t p s : //a r t b o j a . c o m /a r t /g l u l 6 i /

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TRIBUTE 1

TOMORROW’S MEMORIES by Viki Murray

Australia

h t t p s : // w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / V i k i m a g e s h t t p s : // w w w. i n s t a g r a m . c o m / v i k i _ m u r r a y/

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BIRD OUT OF THE GILDED CAGE

PENSIVE INDIAN by Margo Zerbes

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Australia


WORDS

SECRE T UNDERGROUND by Jennifer Jackson

Australia

h t t p s : // w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m /J e n n i f e rJ a c k s o n D i g i t a l A r t i s t e

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I ’ M L O O K I N G AT Y O U

BIRD OF PRE Y by Ann Wehner

Australia

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T H E P O R C H E S 15 by Dean Hohn

Australia

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L I G H T I N T H E WAV E S by Dean Hohn

Australia

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SKELE TON POINT Dean is a self-taught photographer who has had a love of photography since his first camera purchase. He didn’t take photography seriously until 2011 at the suggestion of his late wife, just prior to her passing. Throwing himself into studying photography and developing his camera skills in great depth, Dean has been studying under Sebastian Michaels since December 2014 in the Photoshop Artistry Grunge Course, Creative Black and White and advanced AWAKE course. This study continues today concentrating on mobile artistry. Honoured to be a Glover Art Prize Finalist in 2014 and again in 2016, Dean has had representation in galleries around Tasmania since 2013. The Glover Art Prize is one of Australia’s premier landscape art prizes. Dean loves land/seascape photography, but has a special affinity for abstract art. He

uses light, line, shape, texture and colour in creating abstract art and draws on nature for his inspiration. Whether he is creating an image with his digital camera, in Photoshop or on his iPad Pro it never ceases to amaze him what he can create. The two greatest influences in his photo artistic career have been Alex Morrison and Sebastian Michaels. Alex for getting him started creating composite images and Sebastian for his expertise in allowing him to continue learning and developing his photo artistic skills. The body of work being displayed in Dean’s Featured Artist pages is from Denison Beach and The Porches on Tasmania’s East Coast just north of Bicheno. Images in this featured artist collection can be ordered through Waubs Bay Gallery in Bicheno, Tasmania. http://waubsbaygallery.com/

Dean’s dream is to use his digital art to fund the drilling of water wells in the villages in Tanzania that are supported by the Care For Africa Foundation. Dean has used his abstract rock images as well as other images he likes and has created a clothing line with scarves, tops, sheer wraps, tote bags, clutch purses, etc. Dean joined with VIDA based in San Francisco and as a designer for them Dean receives a designer’s commission for each piece from his collection that is sold. Dean in turn donates that commission to the Care For Africa Foundation. Following is the link to Dean’s Nuna Collection with VIDA. https://shopvida.com/collections/voices/ dean-hohn You can see other pieces Dean has available for purchase at https://www.facebook.com/Dean-HohnPhoto-Artistry-247723325687722/

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L O O K AT M E

THE ARRANGEMENT b y Tr i s h H o s k i n

Australia

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MAGNOLIA by Joyce Maris

Australia

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SADDLE

HORSES by Corrine Davis

New Zealand

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RE TIRED

JUMANJII by Mitch Graham

Australia

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D R E A M I N G I N T H E PA S T

DRE AM TIME by Ona Boorman

Australia

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TONGAN GENTLEMAN

SALAMANCA, HOBART by Ron Rodgers

Australia

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

G E T-T O G E T H E R Dean Hohn It was with great anticipation that almost 23 members and partners of the AWAKE group, from Australia and New Zealand, met in Melbourne on the morning of 28 April 2017. The event was to last 4 days with an added visit to the Print2Metal offices on day 5 for those who were interested and could attend.

The Melbourne Get-Together was organized by Mary Knaggs, Ineke Clark, Andrew Haysom, Julie Powell and Tony Stephenson. A huge thank you to all of you for making our visit to Melbourne such a success and wonderfully memorable event. We started Day 1 with a meet and greet

coffee and then split into groups to do a walking tour of Melbourne’s CBD, which included a walk along the river, the wonderful arcades and the well known laneways and alleys where graffiti artists come out to play! It was truly an experience that anyone visiting Melbourne needs to experience!

Photographer: Linton Miller

Attendees of the inaugural AWAKE Down Under Get Together were: Back to Front, Left to Right: Back Row: Lee Cleland, Bill Oldham, 3rd Row: Dean Hohn, Janelle Hassall, Mary Knaggs, Rose D’Azure, Andrew Haysom, Karen Waalwyk , Ann Wehner, Tony Stephenson, Margaret Kalms, 2nd Row: Helen Akerstrom, Judi Lapsley Miller, Sharyn Walker, Ineke Clark, Jacqueline Goss, Athalie Taylor, Trish Hoskin, Sue Masterson, Christina Brunton, Front Row: Julie Powell, Ilona Abou-Zolof and Maureen Maxwell.

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Photographer: Andrew Haysom

Photographer: Sue Masterson

Photographer: Julie Powell

Photographer: Judi L apsley Miller

Photographer: Julie Powell

Photographer: Mary Knaggs

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Day 2 was a daytime visit to the wonderful Melbourne Zoo and then a sunset meeting at the Docklands and a walk back into town along the Yarra River at night. There was

cloud cover in the evening and it made taking photos along the river walk sensational. The clouds acted like a soft box reflecting the city lights creating a soft background. We

all then had an evening meal together before heading back to our accommodation for a much-earned rest, looking forward to what day three had in store for us.

Photographer: Mary Knaggs

Photographer: Dean Hohn

Photographer: Janelle Hassall

Photographer: Andrew Haysom

Photographer: Andrew Haysom

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Day 3 saw us meeting at Catani Gardens in St. Kilda to start off our day exploring the pier, the sea baths, Luna Park and the foreshore area. We had a break out on the pier for

coffee before moving on to explore the other offerings the area had to offer. Just behind where we had coffee, we found a few Little Penguins roosting in the rocks and further

down, we found a local who comes every day and feeds a couple of rats! They come on hearing their name being called and they are rewarded with bread and other goodies.

Photographer: Dean Hohn

Back to Front, Left to Right: Back Row: Helen Akerstrom, Andrew Haysom, Linton Miller, Mary Knaggs, Tony Stephenson and Janelle Hassall. 2nd Row: Lee Cleland, Ineke Clark, Margaret Kalms, Christina Brunton and Trish Hoskin. Front Row: Rose D’Azure, Marilyn Patton and lona Abou-Zolof.

P h o t o g r a p h e r : Tr i s h H o s k i n

Photographer: Mary Knaggs

Photog rapher: Unk nown Waitress

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Day 4 Day 4 saw us travelling out to the edge of Melbourne to the Dandenong Ranges where we had a wonderful surprise organized by Julie Powell and Tony Stephenson. We met at this amazing place with all sorts of ruins, interesting gates, etc. and to top it off, we

were graced with the presence of Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella. The group had a wonderful time photographing the models and then it was time to make our way to the Selby Trestle Bridge just in time for Puffing Billy, the local steam train, to arrive. From there we

stopped for coffee before we travelled to the RJ Hammer Arboretum for a BBQ lunch and explore. Later we went to Cloude Hill Nursery for more coffee and a chat and then people returned to town and some headed off back home.

Photographer: Marilyn Pat ton

Back to Front, Left to Right: Back Row: Janelle Hassall, Andrew Haysom, Linton Miller, Dean Hohn, Tony Stephenson and Ann Wehner. 3rd Row: Ineke Clark, Helen Akerstrom, Sharyn Walker, Judi Lapsley Miller and Trish Hoskin. 2nd Row: Julie Powell, Maureen Maxwell, Christina Brunton and Ilona Abou-Zolof. Front Row: Jess Ami and Melissa Jade.

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Photographer: Andrew Haysom

P h o t o g r a p h e r : To n y S t e p h e n s o n

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Photographer: Julie Powell


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Day 5 saw those who were still in town and available, visit the workshop of Print2Metal in South Oakley. There we were given a very informative presentation by the owners, Marie and Frank about the process of

sublimation printing on aluminium. Frank was extremely knowledgable and willing to share his knowledge to assist us to achieve the best monitor calibrations, etc. We all have a better understanding of the various

Photographer: Dean Hohn

Photographer: Dean Hohn

types of surfaces they print on and how they suit various types of images. We were very fortunate to see a piece of art being printed that they then donated to be raffled off in support of the Care For Africa Foundation.

Photographer: Dean Hohn

Photographer: Dean Hohn

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FOUND

A L L T H AT I A M by Johanna Goudsblom

New Zealand

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THOUGHTS by Kevin Sims

New Zealand

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FREE

THE RE AL RE ALIT Y 6 by Heide Hof fmann

New Zealand

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MYSTERY MAN 2

ABSTRACT LINES AND SHAPES b y A t h a l i e Ta y l o r

Australia

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CIT Y IN THE RAIN

D R E A M H O L I D AY S by Barbara Dudzinska

Australia

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V E N I C E A L WAY S

D AY ’ S E N D by Ineke Clark

Australia

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BLUEBE ARD ORCHID

SOUTHERN QUEEN OF SHEBA by Julia Harwood

Australia

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MORNING MOOD

B I C H E N O B O AT S b y I l o n a A b o u -Z o l o f

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NICOLE b y I l o n a A b o u -Z o l o f

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WE T TULIP I see myself as a happy, true blue Aussie. I was lucky enough to come to Australia in December 1985. I only started photography seriously when I became a grandmother in 2002 (now I have seven grandchildren). I enjoy capturing the moment, to have the memories not only in my heart. After a few years, I wanted to show something different to what has been done repeatedly over hundreds of years.

I have been a member of a camera club for a long time. I have learnt a lot from my friends in that environment. I remember Professor Des Crawley talking about pushing our photography further. Becoming an image maker, coming up with ideas of what we want before we even push the button. I also remember just thinking at that time “come on”. My mind has changed. I have also been inspired by Sue Robertson, Barbara Seager and my dear friend Christina Brunton.

I now see myself as an image maker rather than an image taker. Imagery for me is an art form, the same as writing a book or painting. I am an artist. Some people love my work, some people tell me “That’s not real photography”. I love the stage of my life that I am in, I enjoy every minute. My art plays a big part in my happiness.

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DEBUT

LIFE IS A BAL ANCING ACT by Dale Botha

Australia

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STREETSCAPE 2 by Sharon Rankmore

Australia

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WA I T I N G F O R I N S P I R AT I O N

BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON by Louise Campbell

Australia

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SE ARCHING FOR AMELIA

A M E L I A W I T H A C L AW by George Koncz

Australia

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WHEN I SING MY HE ART ASCENDS by Judi L apsley Miller

New Zealand

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SUNSE T RIDER by Thysje Arthur

New Zealand

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SUELLEN COOK Fine Art Photographer

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Suellen Cook is a renowned Tasmanian Fine Art Photographer.

Professional Illustrative Photographer of the Year.

She is the recipient of many awards including the 2015 AIPP Epson Tasmanian Professional Photographer of the Year and in the same year the AIPP Epson Tasmanian

A marine biologist by day her limited spare time is taken up with creating. Suellen’s work explores another dimension

of the photographic medium and uses the Tasmanian landscapes, iconic landmarks and beautiful places, to transform the viewer to an emotional experience, something that evokes memory and feeling. It is neither traditional nor abstract.


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JEZABEL I went to school with a girl whose father was a Lighthouse Keeper in Tasmania. How wildly adventurous and exciting it seemed. Just imagine all the things you could get up to living on a small island with a great big Lighthouse as a backdrop. I imagined myself in long flowing dresses like a siren of the sea or a star in a Hollywood romance movie with

above all respected, what a demanding woman she is! She requires constant attention or else all hell will break loose. With undivided attention she will reliably provide the safety that mariners rely upon, neglect her just a little and she will let you down at the worst possible moment. Sadly in some ways automating

the emotional tranquillity to tap into our inner strength and resilience. There is a Jezebel in all of us who will show us the way in the turmoil of our lives, as long as we nurture and listen to her. The making of the latest image in the Lighthouse series, Jezebel, was a long and difficult labour of love. Like a mythical Jezebel, the image needed to be massaged and wrestled into life, dragged from the elements, cajoled into telling its story

Photographer: Suellen Cook

The Dog

Photographer: Suellen Cook

House: Derelict house at Jericho Tasmania

Photographer: Suellen Cook

The Tunnel

Photographer: Suellen Cook

The Steps

fabric billowing around me, eyes watching the horizon and my hand shading my eyes from the bright sun, watching, just watching. I imagined big storms lashing the Lighthouse in the night and passing ships being safely guided past. In my daydreams, from the warmth of my school classroom, it seemed an exciting and exhilarating life. But my friend had a different view overshadowed by loneliness and isolation. I recently read a story about a couple who spent their married life as Lighthouse Keepers. Apparently, Lighthouses are all called “Jezebel“, because the Lighthouse is the Keeper’s Mistress. Jezebel comes first without exception; she must be attended, cajoled and nurtured, and

Lighthouses has taken away the romance, but Jezebels still stand proudly in most places all around the world still providing the guidance and safety they always have. I am intrigued with the mystery and lure of “Jezebel”; these wild but spiritually special places that people have called home. A Lighthouse represents safety, a power stronger than we are and a guiding light in the turmoil of the storms in our lives. Our inner Lighthouse is our personal strength, our inspiration and a symbol of hope to direct us to a peaceful place that resides within all of us where the storm no longer rages, where the waters are calm, safe and provide us with

and give up its secrets to become greater than the sum of its parts. I hope you can indulge in the convergence between reality and make-believe and your imagination can run away with itself to write the story as you imagine it to be. The clues are there but Jezebel holds her secrets close. The completed image (Page 56) was constructed across two large Photoshop files made up of 116 layers in one and 111 in the other that were combined to produce the final image, version 9. The piece is made of a total 227 layers. Framed and unframed prints are available from Gallery Salamanca info@gallerysalamanca. com.au) or call +61 3 6223 5022

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MY GENIE

TRAPPED by Shar yn Walker

Australia

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S T R E E T P E R F O R M E R S – J AY D E

STREE T PERFORMERS – SIMMY by Sue Masterson

Australia

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BURNISHED BEE

MANITOU IN SEPIA by Bronwyn Kenmir

Australia

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E TERNAL LOVE

BIRDS ON WIRE by Ingrid Douglas

Australia

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PA R I S

AF TER DARK by Sylvia Chat ter ton

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MOONRISE

SCREAM FISH by Mike Stone

Australia

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WA L K I N G T H E D I N O S A U R

PENN Y FAR T HING RIDE by Christina Brunton

Australia

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THE QUIVER TREE

LOST LUGGAGE by Colin K illick

Australia

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THE PEOPLE’S REVOLUTION

T- R E X G O E S S H O P P I N G by Colin K illick

Australia

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S T R A N G E A C Q U A I N TA N C E Born in Ireland of English parents, my family emigrated to Australia when I was young. Since then I have lived in several Australian cities and country towns, most recently, since 2015, in Melbourne. Being asked ’where are you from?’ usually leaves me scratching my head. Add to that being married to a diplomat – from 2011 to 2014 we lived in Moscow (hence ‘The People’s Revolution’) and in early 2018 we are moving to Shanghai for three years – and I guess I’d have to say home is where my wife and computer are.

most fiddly of extractions if I think it will lead to an interesting picture (extracting the dinosaur and gorilla skeletons in ‘ T-Rex Goes Shopping’ took several hours with the pen tool). This patience, by the way, also earned me a Ph.D. in geology – I could sit for days at an interesting outcrop of rock recording it in methodical detail. After this, I spent 25 years employed by the New South Wales National Parks & Wildlife Service in various roles around that State.

I have immense patience with detailed work and am content to listen to music and do the

I don’t consider myself much of a photographer. I often won’t take a picture

for weeks, and then it might just be a piece of rusty machinery. Occasionally my photographs receive positive comment at the Waverley Camera Club, to which I belong. But these days I see almost everyone clicking away with a camera – take a hundred photos and one of them is likely to be good. Sadly, it almost seems a bit pointless at times. So the challenge for me has instead become taking a blank canvas, some ideas (usually vague), a few extracted images, and then following the Photoshop magic down the rabbit hole.

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AMONGST THE NE TS b y Tr i s h E d w a r d s

Australia

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S WA N L A K E by Ann Lavin

Australia

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W E S T C O A S T AT D U S K

MARINA FOG TO THE E ARTH by Jill Clif fe

New Zealand

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N AT U R A L B E A U T Y

RE TURNING TO THE E ARTH TO THE EARTH by Maureen Maxwell

Australia

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ON THE MENU

T H E G R E AT A’ T U I N by Mary Knaggs

Australia

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KAMARI by Helen Akerstrom

Australia

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

ART MEE T S HE ALTH IN CANADA Margaret Kalms

Photo artist, Margaret Kalms and several Canberra health researchers attended the 13th World Congress on Endometriosis in Canada in May. The congress is an international conference held every 3 years where the latest research on endometriosis worldwide is presented. Margaret’s photo art was shown at the opening ceremony to highlight the human impact of the disease.

Endometriosis is a disease with hidden symptoms such as severe pain, disruptive, excessive bleeding and may also cause infertility. Some women sufferers experience many of these debilitating symptoms every month and regularly need to take time off work to cope. This often results in poor career paths and casualised work leading some women to fall into poverty. It is easy to think of such suffering as personal,

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but with one in ten women suffering from the disease, and its consequential disruption to their lives, it is clear that endometriosis affects the whole community. Not to mention the huge productivity loss for women and the economy, estimated at $7.7 billion for Australia alone. Improvements in health outcomes for women with endometriosis thus has the potential to

yield huge savings for our economy. Supporting endometriosis research Canberra makes economic sense.

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women better cope with their often chronic symptoms. Margaret’s presentation is part of a long term project to illustrate the impact endometriosis has on those affected by it. Her images are inspired by what women with endometriosis have told her about its impact on their lives. She uses symbolism, shapes and colours as her vocabulary to create engaging and thought provoking images to make endometriosis visible. Her overall motivation comes from her Christian faith because Jesus healed a bleeding woman. 10% of the sales from her project are donated to endometriosis research. One objective of the project is for her images to facilitate open, frank and candid

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discussions with employers, friends, family and medical professionals about the impacts of endometriosis. For Margaret, displaying her images to an international audience represents an acknowledgement that art can communicate

what science understands poorly. Her art thus says things that are difficult to say in words. See more of Margaret Kalms’ photo art at http://www.endowomanart.com and https:// artboja.com/art/zg47s6/ Follow Margaret’s photo art journey on facebook.com/lifewithendometriosis.

References: http://endometriosis.ca/world-congress/wce2017/ - 9 http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/28/endometriosis-hidden-suffering-millions-women?CMP=soc_567 http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/19/this-neglected-disease-isa-hidden-drain-on-womens-success.html

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THE BLESSING

S T R E E T F E S T I VA L by Margie O’Hara

Australia

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BRE AKING INTO DRE AMS

S H AT T E R E D B Y T H E S T O R M S O F L I F E by Erika Markus

Australia

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SMOOTH BILLED ANI

G E L A D A WAT C H I N G by K aren Waalw yk

Australia

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T E A T R E E S AT T H E T H R E E S E A S

BASTIAN POINT TE A TREES by Sonja Stef fen

Australia

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PE ACOCK GIRL

WA R L O C K by Jim Dawson

Australia

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LOST WORLD 2 by Gerard Whelan

Australia

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SOLARIZE by Pamela Henderson

Australia

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PIER INTO THE UNKNOWN

S U R F E R S PA R A D I S E by Marcello Vicente

Australia

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T H E 4 2 17 by Marcello Vicente

Australia

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E ARTH CHILD Hello everybody my name is Marcello Vicente and I want to welcome you to my Photo Art. I am a professional photographer who enjoys both the in camera side of photography but with a mix of post-production art interlaced into the image, creating a variety of moods and visuals that will take you on a journey to

your inner self. I love to capture an image, be it of a landscape, a cityscape or even a portrait and then in post-production allow the image and various layers take over to create the pieces that you see before you. Some of my other work that you see is totally in camera

with the models and their makeup being the artwork and then I add other layers in postproduction. My photography is my passion and it is my goal to make it my full time career. Please enjoy the journey‌

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WA N T T O S E E M Y F A C E

LIT TLE FLOWER GIRL by Edwin Leung

New Zealand

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THE BONE GUARDIAN

F O R E S T F A N TA S Y by Christine Stevenson

Australia

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PA I N T E D B E A U T Y by Carolyn Jenson

New Zealand

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THE SECRE T

DRE AMING b y Tr a c e y P o g s o n

Australia

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INTROSPECTION

MOTHER E ARTH by Hazel Blake

Australia

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R YA N ’ S F I R S T A D V E N T U R E

E M I LY A N D H E R F R I E N D S by Helen Jones

Australia

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

VISIONS OF ZEALANDIA Solo exhibition by Judi Lapsley Miller WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND is not without challenges though, including exposure to toxic lead from paint and roof flashings, being fed the wrong sorts of foods, and predation from rats, stoats, and pets. Fortunately, those birds who choose to breed in the sanctuary benefit from a predator free environment and can raise their young in relative safety. Judi hopes with her exhibition to tell the Zealandia story to a wider audience. In her images she exposes her interpretation of the inner world of others – their thoughts and feelings, their hopes and desires – in a form tangible to the human viewer that she hopes engenders empathy with other living creatures. Panorama of the historic valve tower and lower lake at Zealandia

Imagine a verdant valley overflowing with native birds and plants because they’re protected from introduced predators; an oasis in a modern city; a chance to reconnect with what we’ve lost – and you get a glimpse of the Zealandia Vision – to restore a valley to a prehuman ecosystem. The timeframe is 500 years – the length of time it takes for the forest canopy to recover to maturity and they’re only twenty-one years in. But in this time, thanks to the ground-breaking pest-proof fence, there have been multiple successful reintroductions of precious birds, reptiles, and plants. There are many ecosystems from wetlands to beech forest, and two dammed lakes from the time when the valley was a water reservoir. The ecosanctuary is just 10 minutes from Wellington’s CBD and is one of Wellington’s most popular tourist destinations. Thanks to Zealandia’s trailblazing efforts, fenced sanctuaries are now popping up all over New Zealand and around the world in attempts to create safe homes for native species.

subtle colours of the rare and endangered birds that live at Zealandia are celebrated in a series of painterly portraits. From the shy kākā kura to the stately tūī, each bird is already a work of art.

In Judi’s exhibition at Zealandia EcoSanctuary, she is presenting work from three series that explore the Zealandia vision:

Now their population is in the hundreds and they are a regular visitor in parks and backyards throughout much of Wellington, including Judi’s own garden. Their success

• “Birds of a feather” where the striking and

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• “Visions of Zealandia” where she illustrates the struggle for wild birds adapting to living in a modern biophilic city and the vision of taking 500 years to restore the pre-human ecosystem.

The exhibition is on for June 2017, with sales supporting Zealandia’s conservation work. Find out more on Judi’s website at www.artbyjlm.com Zealandia EcoSanctuary Visitors Centre End of Waiapu Rd Wellington, NZ www.visitzealandia.com

• “Flights of fancy” where imagination takes over and roles are reversed – what would the curious and intelligent kākā parrots do in a post-human world? For many years Judi has advocated for New Zealand’s birds through writing and photography, and she is currently volunteer convener for both the “Storyteller” and “Kākā nestbox monitoring” teams at Zealandia. When she joined the Zealandia team, there were only a handful of kākā parrots in the valley.

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An Urban Jungle

Emerging

The Bird Watcher

Visions of Zealandia

Unfurling

Bursting Out

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E XISTENCE by Colin Campbell

Australia

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E XISTENCES by Colin Campbell

Australia

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FL AMINGOS IN LOVE

SUNFLOWER b y D i e p Tr a n

Australia

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BE AUT Y OF RE ADING by Chris Barnes

Australia

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S U P E R B F A I R Y-W R E N S I N T H E R E E D S

S H AT T E R E D by Andrew Haysom

Australia

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BLUEBERRIES

FROZEN BL ACKBERRIES b y R o s e D ’A z u r e

New Zealand

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REFLECT A JAG LOCAL

A R E D L I N E M T L AW L E Y by ALBaMass

Australia

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ABBOTSFORD BRIDGE by Janelle Hassall

Australia

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STUDIES IN LIGHT AND FORM Julie Powell – group exhibition I am excited to announce that I have my third exhibition, for this year, featuring many new works; this time at Scugnizzo Restaurante. This exhibit forms part of the Exhibiting Artists of Melbourne which offers a diverse range of gallery experiences for up and coming Melbourne Artists. I will have two sets of four prints featured in this exhibit, putting some of my more painterly style artworks on display before many regular clients and business professionals who frequent this restaurant. After looking into the restaurant I spoke to EAM and decided that a Chiaroscuro style would suit the restaurant well, and have gone for fruits and flowers Still Life, in rich deep tones, as well as some almost abstract Nudes; again in deep rich tones. I had all the images printed on Fine Art paper and matted with white in simple black frames, showcasing the prints rather than the frames.

After delving into Digital Art after a long career in graphic arts, I feel I have really come into my own style, as eclectic as it is. Heavily inspired by colour and texture from the Masters; Degas, Rembrandt and Monet, as well as modern artists Even Liu, Robert Cornelius and Brooke Shaden, with their use of light and colour and texture to add surrealism and atmosphere, giving the viewer a glimpse into another world. I use the camera and computer as my canvas, my brush, exploring both natural and manmade environments as inspiration for my art. I work with colour and light, as well as texture to create images with such depth that they almost glow with light. Digitally hand painting many of the elements, especially the light that make up these images. I adore Still Life and feel that it is the Ying to my Yang with regards to my Conceptual Portraits: almost meditative in nature. I can

spend long hours with Still Life subjects to learn the best use of light and angles with which to bring out their beauty. The Dark and Moody style currently in fashion suits me well, and lends itself to a painterly style, reflecting Masters of Old. Fine Art Nudes are another passion, I love to work with light and shadow and shape and form. I like to work with minimal light to emphasis this, working with classic Master style poses as well as more modern styling, making my own unique blend of the two. Again I love to hand paint many of the elements and have created an almost abstract feel in this current series. All images from this exhibition are for sale and also features work by other artists. The exhibition runs from May 29 – July 09, at 558 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne. www.juliepowellphotography.com https://artboja.com/art/glul6i/

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Orchid

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Nude 4

Nude 3

Blackberries

Hyacinth

Raspberries

Magnolia

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TUI

W H AT I F Y O U C O U L D F LY by Merran G ร‚รป

Australia

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S A F E LY T O G E T H E R

RE-EN T RY by Phillipa Frederiksen

Australia

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THE PROTECTOR

H I G H F LY E R S by Liz Abbott

New Zealand

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SHIPWRECKED

B R I N G M E T H AT H O R I Z O N by Michelle Drummond

New Zealand

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E A R LY M O R N I N G 2

E A R LY M O R N I N G 1 by Jill Capper

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CAPE ROAD

D AW N AT S E A b y To n y S t e p h e n s o n

Australia

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COLOURFUL ODYSSEY Solo Exhibition by Athalie Taylor As a child I was given a sewing box filled with a wonderful collection of threads, laces, trims, braids, buttons and beautiful fabrics. This box was the beginning of my almost 40 year love affair with textiles. Exquisite luxurious fabrics; sheer, metallic, shot silks and plain, brocades, patterned and textured pieces and those with a soft silky pile. Tactile, delicious, wondrous textiles waiting to be draped and manipulated into exciting new forms as embellishments for clothing and art pieces. Then there was the amazing array of colourful speciality threads; smooth, textured, thick and thin, to be explored, twisted and teased. Next they were applied in various ways to enhance and support the fascinating techniques of machine and hand embroidery and used in conjunction with those specially manipulated fabrics. Add to this mix feathers and beads and all sorts of other fascinating little bits and pieces working together to create exciting, unique, imaginative embellishments. That was my passion... My career training saw me first in the fashion industry where my skills were honed and developed. More training in graphic design, fashion drawing, and other art based subjects at TAFE and University saw me add several certificates and another diploma, this time in art, to my qualifications. Teaching saw me developing the skills of my students

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in clothing decoration in the Textiles and Clothing area and later teaching textile art in the TAFE Art, Craft and Design department.

finished in post processing.

Then came retirement and travel became important. With new cameras purchased I was armed and ready for the next phase of my creative life this led to my next interest... photography. I had my successes during this period from 2001-2014 but I was still exploring, designing, pondering on other ideas, ideas I could construct using my many computer programs. Then the digital age hit me with a vengeance.

I am excited and motivated by simple lines; straight, curved, and those that meander through the piece. I work with strong colours, simple compositions, and I like to include unusual ideas and aspects. I explore shapes; geometric, circles, angles, triangles, all kinds of forms enhanced with the use of patterns, especially textures. I distort and manipulate sections of the work or the whole piece. Often the graphic creations are added to a photographic idea, other times they stand alone.

I started to explore my design ideas in a new way using Photoshop and the many other programs I have at my disposal.

I draw, I photograph, I design, I create, just for the love of it; the pure joy it gives me every day.

I now use my camera in unexpected nonconventional ways. I am constantly forcing it to do what I want, to get the starting point I need for an artwork. The subject can be out of focus or taken pin sharp, it all depends on what I am trying to achieve at the time. Often there are different versions of the same subject which are later melded together to make the piece. Ideas develop and grow within the creation of the piece, I often get lost in the process and when I’m done wonder how I finally reached that point.

“Colourful Odessey” is a selection of work from the online Solo Series Exhibition I was awarded earlier in the year and represents my exploration of all things abstract, in my mind and from my imagination.

Some effects are achieved in the camera while others are developed, honed and

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The exhibition runs from June 23 - July 06 Brunswick Street Gallery Level 1, 322 Brunswick Street Fitzroy You can view more of my work on: https://artboja.com/art/eka9sg/

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PURPLE HAZE

A H U T TAYA by Leonie Hamilton w w w. l k h s m i l e . c o m

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ALAS POOR YORICK

SWEE T ANGEL by Rosemar y Smith

Australia

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WAT E R P L AY

A MOTHER’S LOVE by Lyn Darlig ton

Australia

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S C AT T E R E D M E M O R I E S O F B E A U T Y PA S T

S O L I TA R Y by Lonnie Lovejoy

Australia

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ALBION CHAIRS

ALBION LIGHT BULBS by Anthea Scotte

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THE MANNEQUIN b y Ky e T h o m p s o n

Australia

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Artists Down Under - Australia & New Zealand - June 2017  

Digital art works from the members of the Artists Down Under - Australia and New Zealand group.

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