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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

30 W A I T I N G

THE SNARL

44 TA L K I N G T O T H E M O O N by Dale Botha

by Thysje Arthur

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

31 T H E F I N A L E THE HOUSE

45 R O S E S

by Dale Botha

by Thysje Arthur

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

32 C L I C K 1

D O E S N O T F I T I N M Y. . .

46 P A R I S AT N I G H T # 2 MONA VISI T ORS #1

by Thysje Arthur

09 N E W S c o n t

by ADU Members

33 D I S U S E D F L O U R M I L L 2 by Thysje Arthur

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

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Y E S T E R D AY I S L O N G A G O GE T TOGE THER by Heide Hoffmann

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THE POE TIC IMAGE by Dean Hohn and Kristen Lang

22 U N D E R T H E M I S T L E T O E THIS FLOWER WILL...

34 R AV E N I N A C I T Y

48 I W O N D E R

35 P L AY T H E M U S I C

49 I S A B E L L E

36 M E L B O U R N E . . .

50 AVA L O N 3

by Barbara Dudzinska

by Barbara Dudzinska

by Helen Jones

by Hazel Blake

by Liz Abbott

23 S N O W W H I T E

DUPLICIT Y AMONGST US by Julie Powell

24 B A C K A M O N G T H E . . . D E P T H O F W AT E R

HOMEBUSH SHIP WRECK by Ilona A bou-Zolof

37 P O T O F G O L D

LOVING THE SUN

JANELLE 1 by Hazel Blake

51 AVA L O N 1

by Hazel Blake

by Ona Boorman

by Maureen Maxwell

25 B L A C K A N D G O L D

38 S H AT T E R E D R E D U X

52 L I S A A N D A B B Y

by Andrew Haysom

by Hazel Blake

by Johanna Goudsblom

26 C I T Y AT N I G H T. . . POWER UP

by Ann Wehner

27 K A R I J I N I

VICTORIAN HIGHL ANDS

MELBOURNE ON THE...

39 O U T A N D B A C K # 15

O U T A N D B A C K # 16

CASTLEREAGH FOG by Viki Murray

29 D I S U S E D F L O U R M I L L 1 by Thysje Arthur

53 M I T L E 2

by Hazel Blake

by Colin Campbell

40 T H E I C E D V O V O M A N by Colin Campbell

by Sue Maples

28 S I LV E R L I N I N G S P I N E

JENNIE

54 I N D O M I TA B L E ANGUISH

by Jim Dawson

42 D AY C A R E

D A D D Y D AY C A R E by Helen Akerstrom

43 M AT E S

H A R D D AY by Lyn Darling ton

55 L O S T I N T H E F O R E S T T WO MAIDENS by Ingrid Douglas

56 P A P A R A Z Z I MEMORIES

by Phillipa Frederiksen


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T R APPED BY PAIN GONDOL A IN RAIN

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by Margaret Kalms

58 G R E T N A S T M A R Y S GAME OVER

IRISH ME ADOW

85 M Y S P I R I T I N T H E S K Y L ASTING BE AUT Y by ALBaMass

by Michelle Drummond

72 G O O D D AY T O Y O U M A’A M 86 S T I L L L I F E 1 RAG AND BONE MAN

by Mary Knaggs

59 W AT E R F A L L

NORTHERN DANCER OCEAN ENCHANTRESS

b y D i e p Tr a n

by Michelle Drummond

73 F A R , F A R AW AY P A L A C E

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88 T I M E T R AV E L

by Michelle Drummond

STILL LIFE 2 b y D i e p Tr a n

by Gerard Whelan

60 B E I N G A C R E AT I V E . . . b y Tr i s h H o s k i n

62 K J 2

by Sue Masterson

ROOF TOPS IN UDAIPUR by Karen Waalw yk

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L E T ’ S C E L E B R AT E W AT E R C O L O U R . . . by Margie O’Hara

63 A N N A , F L O W E R L A D Y by Sue Masterson

76 V I C T O R I A F A L L S SENTINEL

YEAR 2050

by Mick Rooney

89 D E S T I N Y I S I N M Y H A N D S T HE SE VE N DWA RF S by George Koncz

90 C O N N E X I O N 1

by Sharon Rankmore

b y To n y S t e p h e n s o n

64 E L F T R E E

TRAPPED by Mike Stone

65 B A I R N S D A L E B A N D . . . T R U M P E T E R AT. . .

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TROPICAL FLOWERS JAPANE SE G ARDEN

91 T H E O T H E R

by Heide Hoffmann

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

78 I N T H E C I T Y

92 F R O M M E M O R Y

79 AT N I G H T

93 I N A D R E A M

80 M U S I C

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

by Dennis Rickard

by Heide Hoffmann

by Bill Oldham

66 B A L L E R I N A GIRL

by Dennis Rickard

by Heide Hoffmann

by Carolyn Jenson

67 T H E D R E A M E R

by Pamela Henderson

by Ann Lavin

REMINISCENCE – THE... by Heide Hoffmann

68 C O N N E C T I O N

SPIRIT HORSES

81 T H E F L A U T I S T

95 T H E R E A L R E A L I T Y 19

82 I N G R I D D O U G L A S

96 H E L L O S P R I N G

by Ann Lavin

by Heide Hoffmann

by Louise Campbell

69 V I N TA G E S U M M E R by Michelle Drummond

Artist and Fine Art...

by Christine Barnes

by Ingrid Douglas

70 E N D O F T H E C H E V Y L I N E ABANDONED

by Michelle Drummond

84 A U T U M N L E AV E S by Dean Hohn

97 L A C E A N D L E AT H E R . . .

I L O V E A S U N B U R N T. . . by Sandy Boles


98 W I L A N D R A W O O L S H E D LORNE PIER by Colin Killick

106 G A B R I E L . . . 0 2 GABRIEL... 05

114 S O L O A R T S E R I E S by Judi L apsley Miller

by Jill Capper

99 C E L E S T I A L D A N C E R S C AV E D W E L L E R

108 H A N G I N G B Y A T H R E A D

116 H E R E ’ S L O O K I N G AT Y O U

109 L E A P F R O G

117 W H AT ’ S U P

110 A E E TA H

118 T H U N D E R

by Christina Brunton

by Judi L apsley Miller

by Lynn Jenkin

100 H E R E I C O M E

THE ROOF’S LE AKING

by Bronwyn Kenmir

by Judi L apsley Miller

by Edwin Leung

101 S L I P S L I D I N G AW AY BAL ANCING ACT

by Joyce Maris

by Jack McKenzie

ANGEL

by Corrine Davis

102 A F T E R M I D N I G H T by Kevin Sims

111 W O M A N O F W I S D O M by Joyce Maris

119 L O V E I S I N T H E A I R LOOKING FOR LOVE by Leanne M Williams

103 D U E T

112 E G R E S S I O N

120 S I L E N T LY W AT C H I N G

104 P R O J E C T S O F P A S S I O N

113 O R S O N

121 J A B I R U H U N T I N G

by Kevin Sims

by Marjorie Lord

by C Br unton & I A bou-Zolof

Michelle Drummond

Forlorn Forest Find

by Marjorie Lord

by Leanne M Williams

by Julia Harwood


Hazel Blake

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

EDITOR’S MESSAGE September was another exciting month for ADU members with several making it into international magazines such as “Photoshop Creative”, “Somerset Digital Studio” and “Living the Photo Artistic Life” magazines. See reports on pages 8, 10 and 11. Others were successful in competitions; see Julie Powell’s exciting news on page 8 and read about Suellen Cook’s spectacular success in the recent Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) on page 9. Barbara Dudzinska and Dale Botha both had wins in the Heavenly Art Gallery September competition “Visual Perspective”. Barbara also has work exhibited in the Heavenly Art Gallery as does Ilona Abou-Zolof. Read all the Heavenly Art Gallery news on pages 12-13.

Heide Hoffmann

My World in your Eyes

Hazel Blake

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Margaret Kalms had an exhibition “Sealed with a Kiss” at the Belconnen Artists Network, Swanson Court, Belconnen, ACT from 04-15 September. Read her report on page 10. Athalie Taylor had several successful images in the September “Light, Space and Time” “Open” competition. See page 11 for details. Judi Lapsely Miller was awarded one of four of the prestigious “Light, Space and Time” Solo Art Series on-line exhibitions. See the report on pages 114-115. Enjoy the conversation between ADU artist Dean Hohn and poet Kristan Lang about their collaboration on pages 18-21. Be fascinated and intrigued by the story of “The Iced Vo Vo Man” by Colin Campbell on pages 40-41. Trish Hoskin agreed to talk us through her approach to “Being a Creative Team Member” on pages 60-61.

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Michelle Drummond

F a r, F a r A w a y

Admire and be inspired by the wonderful artwork of the four Featured Artists, Thysje Arthur, Hazel Blake, Michelle Drummond and Heide Hoffmann, their work is spectacular. And learn about Christina Brunton and Ilona Abou-Zolof’s mentoring program “Projects of Passion” on pages 104-105. Congratulations ADU members you continue to amaze with your unique art.

Athalie Taylor Backgrounds: Laitha’s Designs Foxey Squirrel Cover image: T h y s j e A r t h u r T he Watcher Copyright 2017 © Artists in this publication are responsible for any rights appertaining to their work.


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WHAT’S ON Judi Lapsley Miller

NZAFA Spring Exhibition NZ Academy of Fine Arts September 09 – October 09 Wellington, New Zealand

Judi Lapsley Miller

Light, Space and Time Solo Series Exhibition September 15 – October 14

ht tps://www.lightspacetime.ar t /judilapsley-miller-solo-art-exhibition/

She also currently has work in two international magazines, the August issue of “Photoshop Creative” and the Autumn issue of “Somerset Digital.” The two artworks are “Waiting for the Fog to Lift” and “Alice through the Looking Glass.”

Congratulations Julie.

NEWS Julie Powell continues to be successful in international competitions. Julie was runner up in both the July and August “Shift Art” competitions. The two successful images were “Secrets of Last Summer” and “Winter Skies.” Images below.

To view more of Julie’s art go to www.juliepowellphotography.com https://artboja.com/art/glul6i/

Secrets of Last Summer Winter Skies

Waiting for the Fog to Lif t

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Alice through the Looking Glass


NEWS

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2017 Australian Professional Photography Awards – Suellen Cook Suellen Cook has once again achieved brilliantly in the 2017 Australian Professional Photography Awards. All four of her entries were successful, three received Silver Awards and one, “Hill Farm”, a Silver Distinction. The Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) is Australia’s pre-eminent professional photography event. Open to photographers from all genres, it

seeks to reward current Australian image making. Professional photographers from all over the world compete in a number of categories and for the coveted title “Professional Photographer of the Year.” The APPAs are the largest awards for the professional print industry in Australia and one of the largest in the

Silver Distinction

Hill Farm

Silver T he Constant Tide of Incoming Moments

world so it is indeed an honour to be an awarded photographer in this prestigious photography competition. Congratulations Suellen. You can view more of Suellen’s work on www.suellensaideephotography.com.au Prints are available at info@gallerysalamnaca.com.au

Silver

Silver

Branch Line

Cloud Messaging

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WESTERN DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION OF CAMERA CLUBS ANNUAL COMPETITION – 9-10 September 2017 Highly Commended – Helen Akerstrom

Big Bad Wolf

Margaret Kalms had several works in a group exhibition shown at Belconnen Community Centre in Canberra hosted by Belconnen Artists Network. Her photos were published

Moon Dial

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in “Iconic Moon” a small book of her photos with poems from School of Music Poets who wrote poems inspired by her photos of the moon and Canberra’s iconic architecture.

Wrench Carillon

Artists: Diana Davidson, Anne Fulker, Margaret Kalms, Pauline Mager, Karen McSwan Silsby, Lois South, Erin Walsh, Thea Wootten.

Jewel in the Crown

Blood Moon Carillon


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Light, Space and Time Online Art Gallery’s 7th Annual “Open” Art Competition results. Athalie Taylor had a very successful month in the Light, Space and Time 7th Annual “Open” Art Competition. Entries were received from 781 artists from 26 countries around the world and from 38 different US states. The exhibition was divided into three media categories, Painting and Other Media, Photography and Digital Media and 3D Art.

9th Place

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Athalie was awarded 9th place in the Photography and Digital Media Category with her image “Central Station, Sydney #2”. “At Barnsley Gardens, Adairsville”, “At the VLA” and “Invasion” all received Special Merit Awards in the same category. She was also awarded three Special Recognition Awards in the Photography and Digital Media Category with “Paris at Night #2”, “TREK” and “The Magical Pond.”

Central Station, Sydney #2

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The Magical Pond

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At Barnsley Gardens, Adairsville

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TREK

Paris at Night #2

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Invasion

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SOMERSET DIGITAL STUDIO – Autumn 2017 ADU Featured Artists Somerset Digital Studio, published by Stampington and Company, showcases some of the best digitally created artwork around. Six Artists Down Under members had work included in the Autumn issue. They were Dale Botha, from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia who had a three page spotlight with

Dale Botha

Dale Botha

New South Wales, Australia all with one piece each. Most of the works are shown on these two pages, unfortunately Louise’s was not available for showing at this time. Congratulations to you all.

Flowergirl

Dale Botha

Lifecycle of a Butterfly

Dale Botha

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three of her works, another piece “The Paper Clown” was shown on the Gallery page. Trish Hoskin, from South Australia, had four of her wonderful works chosen for another spotlight with Julie Powell from Victoria, Australia, Judi Lapsley Miller from New Zealand, Ona Boorman and Louise Campbell both from

The Paper Clown

Judi L apsley Miller

Invasion Day

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U s e Yo u r W i n g s

Alice through the Looking Glass


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SOMERSET DIGITAL STUDIO – Autumn 2017 ADU Featured Artists

Tr i s h H o s k i n

Country Cottage

Tr i s h H o s k i n

Dale Botha

https://artboja.com/art/x1el96/

Trish Hoskin

https://artboja.com/art/726rzm/

Tr i s h H o s k i n

This Country

Tr i s h H o s k i n

Autumn in London

London

Judi Lapsley Miller https:artboja.com/art/93x42w/ Julie Powell

https://artboja.com/art/glul6i/

Louise Campbell

www.facebook.com/DigitDesignStudio

Ona Boorman

https://au.pinterest.com/onaboo/my-scrapbook-pages/

Ona Boorman

Dreamer

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HEAVENLY ART GALLERY September Featured Artists Exhibit – Awake Artists Heavenly Art Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA is featuring artists from Sebastian Michaels’ Awake course. For September ADU members whose work was chosen were Ilona

Abou-Zolof, who had three of her amazing artworks on display, “Homebush Shipwreck” “Herbie goes to Bondi” and “Morning Mood.”

Barbara Dudzinska, had two artworks exhibited “Night Travel” and “Long Walk” . Congratulations Ilona and Barbara!

Ilona A bou-Zolof Ilona A bou-Zolof

Herbie goes to Bondi

Homebush Shipwreck

Ilona A bou-Zolof

Morning Mood

Barbara Dudzinska

To see more of Ilona’s artworks visit: http://www.ilonaabouzolof.com/

Barbara’s artworks are available for viewing on: www.SmartArtPlace.com Barbara Dudzinska

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Long Walk

https://artboja.com/art/7qn7s6/

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HEAVENLY ART GALLERY September Contest – Visual Perspective – Awake Artists Heavenly Art Gallery also run monthly contests. The contest for September was “Visual Perspective”. The contest was divided into four categories “Shape”, “Texture”, “Colour” and “Light”. Members of Sebastian Michaels’ Awake groups were invited to enter, they had

Dale Botha

B ir d’s Ey e V iew

their own Awake Showcase. This month Awake ADU members who were successful were Barbara Dudzinska and Dale Botha. Barbara’s first piece “Shape of the Universe” was awarded 1st place in the “Shape“ Category. Her second entry “Light, Birds and Smoke” was awarded an Honourable Mention

Dale Botha

House on the Hill

in the “Light” Category. In the “Colour” Category Dale’s artwork “Bird’s Eye View” was awarded 1st place and “House on the Hill” was awarded 2nd Place in the “Light” Category. Congratulations Ilona, Barbara and Dale!

B Dudzinska

B Dudzinska

Shape of the Universe

Light, Birds and Smoke

Living the Photo Artistic Life Congratulations to the following Down Under artists who had work published in the September “Living the Photo Artistic Life” magazine. Barbara Dudzinska, Louise Campbell, Ann Wehner, Sue Masterson, ALBaMass, Edwin Leung, Viki Murray, Dale Botha, Ann Lavin, Julie Powell, Leanne M Williams, Rosemary Smith, Michelle Drummond, Judi Lapsley Miller and Tony Stephenson.

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ARTISTS DOWN UNDER FACEBOOK PAGE – Three ADU members receive a special gift Our very good Awake friends Teddi Rutschman of Foxey Squirrel and Diane Stafford from WhiteLaneStudio are continuing to give gifts as a reward for members of the Artists Down Under group who contribute to the ADU Facebook page by regularly posting their artworks and supporting other members with their comments. Teddi, from Virginia, US is well known for her fantastic sets of digital designer backgrounds, masks and all kinds of wonderful elements ready for designers to add to or build a wondrous creation.

Ruins Vol 1

Ann Wehner

L ady of the Vor tex

http://www.foxeysquirrel.com/ http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/search. php?mode=search&page=1 Teddi has given a $10.00 voucher for one very lucky member to spend in her on-line shop.

Margaret Kalms

Autumn

Diane Stafford from Chester, UK designs Photoshop textures and overlays for photo artists and photographers to use in their digital artworks. Diane has created another special kit just for Artists Down Under. Two artists will receive a Diane kit each. https://www.etsy.com/shop/whitelanestudio

Margaret Kalms

Stormy Weather

Christina Brunton

Queen of Hearts

The three members this month, chosen randomly from the contributors list, are Ann Wehner, Margaret Kalms and Christina Brunton.

Ann Wehner

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Moonlight Sonata

C Brunton

T h e M a d H a t t e r ’ s Te a P a r t y


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ARTISTS DOWN UNDER FACEBOOK PAGE – Three ADU members receive a special gift

Ann Wehner

Ann Wehner

Keeper of the Sword

Christina Brunton

T he Girl in the Lighthouse

Christina Brunton

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THE POETIC IMAGE A conversation between photographic artist, Dean Hohn, and poet, Kristen Lang Dean Hohn and Kristen Lang both live in North West Tasmania and are both creative souls, and that’s about where the similarities end. They’ve just embarked on a surprisingly engaging collaboration, one neither of them expected and one that began pretty much by chance. This is what they’re producing:

cover for her latest book of poetry, “The Weight of Light”. I felt very humbled to be asked and agreed that Kristen could submit it. I was hoping it would be acceptable to the publisher, but didn’t really hold much hope. I came across the image while looking for something else and as I hadn’t heard anything after a couple of months, I thought I had obviously missed out. Only a

which image I would put on the book. I was invited by my publisher, Five Islands Press, to submit three possible images and over about two months I came across three really different approaches I thought would work. The poems make all sorts of references – stars, the moon, a wombat, a squirrel, a conductor, lots of different landscapes, various kinds of people, and so on –

So how did these two meet and how does a collaboration like this work?

couple of days later I checked my emails and there was a message from Kristen informing me my image had in fact been selected for the cover of “The Weight of Light”!

but there is a certain mood that keeps coming through and I wanted the cover image to reflect both that and the book’s title, “The Weight of Light”. I submitted a breath-taking image of stars by an astrophotographer from England, a beautiful watercolour, ethereal and full of light,

Dean: Kristen approached me to see if I would be interested in allowing her to submit one of my abstract images to her publishers as the

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Kristen: It wasn’t entirely my choice as to


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A conversation between photographic artist, Dean Hohn, and poet, Kristen Lang by an artist in Germany, and Dean’s “Ocean Abstract”, which I really fell in love with at first sight. The publishers, who had previously warned me they might not go with any of my choices, didn’t hesitate for a moment. Dean’s was it and I’m really happy with the result.

Dean: It was a real thrill for me as this is the first time my art has been selected for use on the cover of a book! Kristen and I exchanged a few emails over the next few days and Kristen informed me she has been invited as a guest of the Tasmanian Poetry Festival (October 0608) and she is also running a FRINGE event in Sheffield at Mountain Mumma restaurant and was looking for a way to include my art in the evening. We didn’t feel we would get that good a response from pieces hanging on

the walls with the light being poor for viewing images properly and the expense was also a consideration. We also didn’t think a photo frame with images cycling through would really get people’s attention. Kristen said she wanted to print a few of her favourite poems

(by famous poets) to put on each table. That was when she suggested we might use one of my images with each group of poems. I thought that was a great idea and I thought it would be a great way of promoting Kristen’s book and my images in the Artists Down Under magazine. When I mentioned it to Kristen, she informed me that there would be copyright problems using other people’s poems, so helping to promote Kristen’s new book and her as a poet seemed to have hit the wall, at least for the time being. Kristen: The solution was to write new poems for Dean’s images. So I guess the collaboration started mostly as a way to avoid having to deal with copyright. It was also motivated by how good these other

poems looked beside Dean’s work. It wasn’t something either of us wanted to just drop. So I asked if he’d mind if I wrote some new poems, all of them my own and written specifically for his images. What I didn’t know then was how much fun that would be.

There is a truly beautiful energy in looking for ways to respond to the images, which mostly comes, of course, from the images themselves (they’re stunning), but I guess, too, we’ve been lucky to come across a good fit in our approaches. I’ve enjoyed a few other collaborations, but none have felt this integrated or this rewarding. The poems don’t, in the end, feel like just a response to the images. It really does feel as though the image and the poem work together. It’s less like inventing a poem to put beside the image than like nutting out how to put into words the poem that is already, at least for me, hanging around. Dean: It was while searching the numerous hard drives of images looking for just the

right one that I came across one of my favourite and very personal images. I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be wonderful to have Kristen write a poem to go with it. I sent the image off to her with a bit of my history and why the image means so much to me and

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THE POETIC IMAGE

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A conversation between photographic artist, Dean Hohn, and poet, Kristen Lang asked her if she would do me a personal favour and write a poem to reflect the image. Below is the image and the beautiful poem “Not Forgotten” Kristen wrote to go with it. I

Kristen: I was thrilled when Dean said he also wanted to work the other way around – for him to put an image to one of my existing poems. The disappointment was that I found

privileged and I want to thank Kristen for the unexpected yet wonderful (mind bending for me) collaboration and the wonderful poetry you write.

want to thank you so very much Kristen and I will treasure this for years to come!

it really hard to find poems that might work for that. Most of them didn’t seem to have room for another voice. So I figure it’s like writing lyrics for songs. Even if you don’t know what the melody will end up being, you still need to write the lyrics in a way that will leave room for a melody to be written. In the same way, I want to try writing some slightly different kinds of poems to see if that makes a difference, to see if I can write lyrics for the melodies Dean might then create in images. It would be lovely to get it working both ways.

Kristen: The gratitude works both ways, that’s for sure. I love that I have the chance to work with such fantastic and engaging images and I’m keen to keep writing poems for them – for me, that’s always the first thing. And if I can return the favour with some poems that can work the other way, all the better. And yes, it would be great to share what we’re doing and to collect a good number of poem-image combinations that we’re both really happy with for that purpose. It’s actually been a really good year for me. The “Weight of Light” is the second book I’ve had published in 2017. The first is called “SkinNotes”, published by Walleah Press, and that has also led to some fantastic interactions with people I wouldn’t otherwise have met. You think you’re finishing a project, sending it out into the world, and it comes back as a host of new beginnings. I’m thrilled about that. And grateful for it. And I certainly

It has been quite exciting to be part of this formation of our collaboration as it was the furthest thing from my mind. To date I have never really been a big fan of poetry, but I have a feeling that might change! In the process of exchanging images, I suggested to Kristen I might like to try to create or match an image to one of her poems. Well, I had no idea of just how hard that can be! First you have to interpret what the poem is trying to say and then visualise that message and bring it to the page! Not easy! Kristen sent me through half a dozen poems all up and I might have been able to provide a suitable image for maybe a couple! I’m so thankful Kristen isn’t easily offended! I haven’t given up on it, but I have a feeling it could be very hard teaching this old dog new tricks!

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Dean: Yes, it would and who knows where it might lead. There are several things I can visualise that we might do, but it will all unfold with time. For me personally I would love to learn how to create images that really show emotion and tell a story. Maybe responding to some of Kristen’s poems will bring this about. Time will tell! I just feel very


THE POETIC IMAGE

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A conversation between photographic artist, Dean Hohn, and poet, Kristen Lang thank Dean for his part in it – there’s a bit of magic in what he does. To see more of Dean’s images, go to:

NEWS

https://tinyurl.com/ybuoo5fz For Kristen’s current books, visit:

http://fiveislandspress.com/category/ authors https://walleahpress.com.au/bookshopLang.html

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CARE FOR AFRICA FOUNDATION RAFFLE Collaboration between Nigel Lazenby and Dean Hohn The artwork being raffled this quarter is a collaboration between Tasmanian artist Nigel Lazenby and myself.

The piece is a Unique State (1/1) image so don’t miss your chance to be in the draw for this collaborative Nigel Lazenby/Dean Hohn piece. 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 Print 2 Metal in Melbourne, the company who prints my metal images for the galleries. Frank Hoekstra and Marie Cosgrave from Print 2 Metal have once again donated their printing services to produce this second stunning piece for the Care for Africa Raffle.

Water is Life

Anna and Ross from the Penguin Creek Gallery are willing to allow us to run a raffle in

their gallery 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 October 24. Watch this space for the winner. Tickets are available from the Penguin Creek Gallery, or from me by sending me an email to dean.hohn@bigpond.com Raffle tickets are also be available from Care For Africa Foundation CEO, Diana Butler OAM, and her team in Launceston at: diana@careforafrica.org.au Dean Hohn

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UNDER THE MISTLE TOE

THIS FLOWER WILL NE VER DIE by Liz Abbott

New Zealand

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SNOW WHITE

DUPLICIT Y AMONGST US by Julie Powell

Australia

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BACK AMONG THE SHADOWS

DEP TH OF WINTER by Ona Boorman

Australia

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BL ACK AND GOLD by Johanna Goudsblom

New Zealand

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C I T Y AT N I G H T A B S T R A C T

POWER UP by Ann Wehner

Australia

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K ARIJINI

VICTORIAN HIGHL ANDS by Sue Maples

Australia

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S I LV E R L I N I N G S P I N E

CASTLEREAGH FOG by Viki Murray

Australia

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WA I T I N G

THE SNARL by Thysje Arthur

New Zealand

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THE FINALE

THE HOUSE 31


CLICK 1

DOES NOT FIT IN MY POCKE T by Thysje Arthur

New Zealand

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DISUSED FLOUR MILL 2

I’ve been a ‘creative’ all my life, from dance and music to drawing and painting and since 2001, photography. My profession during my working years was a graphic designer, so here too creativity came to the fore. Today, in my ‘winter’ years, photography and photo artistry together with my music (I play bass guitar in our band) keep me very busy and creatively happy. I am very fortunate to have a wonderful supportive family who have encouraged me to indulge my creative side. In my photography I always strived for the artistic, out on location of course, but also in post-production. Being already proficient in Photoshop, I almost didn’t take Sebastian Michaels’ Photoshop Artistry course thinking I didn’t really need a tutorial on how to use the

software. But the art angle had me hooked. The course gave me interesting ideas on what to do with my photos. The added dimension to the creative aspects of photography drew me in more and more. Getting in to the Awake course on its second intake I was ready to learn more. And so I am still learning and experimenting. I have a huge library of photos to draw from now. I love nature and macro photography, but also as you see here in my feature images I investigate the abandoned, forsaken and decayed quite extensively. That isn’t without its dangers! Seeking permission to enter buildings on the point of collapse can be tricky. I happily acknowledge to the owner that I photograph at my own risk. But oh, the

treasures I have discovered. I should point out that I have a photographer partner who enjoys this as much as I do. She and I are very much a team in these places, and believe me it pays to not do this sort of thing on your own. Not only is the actual photography side of it so exciting for me, it’s the creation of a piece of art from some of the results. I now love to add some magic, something that gives the image a bit of feeling. Often it is just enhancing the light that was captured in the first place, sometimes it’s more. Now in my retirement years I am busier than ever and loving it! ‘Winter’s Heart is not cold… it burns with a passion to create…’

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R AV E N I N A C I T Y by Barbara Dudzinska

Australia

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P L AY T H E M U S I C by Barbara Dudzinska

Australia

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MELBOURNE BUT TERFLIES

HOMEBUSH SHIP WRECK b y I l o n a A b o u -Z o l o f

Australia

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POT OF GOLD

LOVING THE SUN by Maureen Maxwell

Australia

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S H AT T E R E D R E D U X

M E L B O U R N E O N T H E YA R R A by Andrew Haysom

Australia

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O U T A N D B A C K #15

O U T A N D B A C K #16 by Colin Campbell

Australia

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

THE ICED VO VO MAN Colin Campbell and black shoes. He always wore three dark grey plastic raincoats, each in a tattered state from constant use, each managing to overlap the holes in the others. Each raincoat was covered in illegible chalk writings. On colder days he wore a brown overcoat over the three raincoats. At any time of the day or night with no predictability he wore a straw hat with the brim torn off across the front such that from a distance he looked like an alien being with a very large forehead.

from memory. Cities, suburbs, streets and their ways and names were not things required for his walk or his maps of his walk.

He always wore a white shirt, dark trousers,

That day, 18th March 1976, when she died was so fragile and demanded so much of him. He had to enclose his aloneness with even more aloneness. Any infringement by others would be too sudden, too easy to shock his brittle inner state. He planned this first walk alone, he planned this plan alone. The rigidity nearly killed him. He never planned another walk. He always walked alone. So he walked and on his return he mapped his walk. Ordered dots (turnings left, right, around) plotted

He may have written: “The fences are down / a time of great repair / a time of endless tasks / a vast weight of sorrow / mother is gone, such cruel words now / begin the separating / those which belong in this paddock / those which belong in this paddock / those which belong in this paddock / those which belong in this paddock / those things once shared, such cruel things now / the fences are down / just walk; repeat /”

Colin Campbell is a digital artist who documents the world as he sees it.

exploring all options until he knows he’s finished, then it’s onto another story.

He often works on a series, sometimes everyday objects other times more complex,

The Iced Vo Vo man is one of those stories. It’s a powerful look at the sadness that

engulfs people as they struggle to deal with the reality of their lives often forced onto them through circumstance.

He, in his 50s, lived with his invalid aging mother and pushed her around the local streets in her wheelchair, weather permitting. She died and he, alone now, continued walking, and free from her demands he walked every day, regardless of the weather. He walked and free from her demands, he walked all over the city and its suburbs at any time of the day or night with no predictability. He never stopped when he walked, simply turning left or right or around when his way forward was blocked. I almost ran into him once as I rounded a corner. He looked straight ahead as he veered out of my way, did not acknowledge our situation, and kept walking; I did not exist in his world; I barely existed in my own. He fuelled his walk with Iced Vo Vo biscuits and carried an emptying packet in his hand.

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Protection: his mother had insisted on fences, layers of fences. He adopted the crazed stare and three layers of raincoats. Always walking, he walked alone within his world; an agoraphobe in his moveable room, a fringe dweller, an urban monk, a quiet one.

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THE ICED VO VO MAN

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D AY C A R E

D A D D Y D AY C A R E by Helen Akerstrom

Australia

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M AT E S

H A R D D AY by Lyn Darling ton

Australia

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TA L K I N G T O T H E M O O N by Dale Botha

Australia

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ROSES by Dale Botha

Australia

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PA R I S AT N I G H T # 2

M O N A V I S I T O R S #1 b y A t h a l i e Ta y l o r

Australia

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Y E S T E R D AY I S L O N G A G O

GE T TOGE THER by Heide Hof fmann

New Zealand

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I WONDER by Helen Jones

Australia

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HA Z EL B L A K E

ISABELLE 49


AVA L O N 3

JANELLE 1 by Hazel Blake

Australia

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LISA AND ABBY

JENNIE by Hazel Blake

Australia

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MITLE 2 I am a contemporary and creative portrait photographer based in Albany, Western Australia. I have a romantic feminine style capturing fantasy, glamour, sexy, casual and professional images. I started out as a digital artist in Sebastian Michaels’ AWAKE course, but along the way I took up self-portraiture. Once I learned how to pose myself to look not only good but

beautiful, I realised I could do this for other women too. As a creative photographer I like to play with the hidden self. A love to create other personas for people, other worlds and other times – perhaps a renaissance look or a surreal piece with levitation, or walking on clouds or surrounded by butterflies. I work with my client to find ways that they want

to express themselves. With all my portraits, both contemporary and artistic my hope is to create legacies for future generations that will live on after we have gone. In the age of digital, I believe printed and framed portraits are priceless. Photographs, capturing our time here on earth are honestly our most valuable possessions.

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I N D O M I TA B L E

ANGUISH by Jim Dawson

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LOST IN THE FOREST

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PA PA R A Z Z I

MEMORIES by Phillipa Frederiksen

Australia

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T R A P P E D B Y PA I N

GONDOL A IN RAIN by Margaret Kalms

Australia

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GRE TNA ST MARYS

GAME OVER by Mary Knaggs

Australia

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WAT E R F A L L

IRISH ME ADOW by Gerard Whelan

Australia

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

BEING A CRE ATIVE TE AM MEMBER Trish Hoskin I have been privileged to be a Creative Team member for the very talented Teddi Rutschman -aka Foxey Squirrel for about 18 months and have loved every minute of it. As a Creative Team member, we receive access to Foxey’s amazing kits before they are placed in the store for sale and we can make as many pieces as we like with the proviso that we share these far and wide to give as much publicity as we can. This includes our own Facebook pages, the team Facebook page and social media sites such as Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr and any others we are associated with. Foxey’s kits are wonderful, dramatic, funny, sometimes whacky but there is never a moment when I don’t download the kit, extract it and

open it to immediately get the creative juices stirring. I am often asked where does the idea come from when creating a piece from the kit and I guess we all have that answer – “Sometimes I don’t know” – it just comes, but mostly I sit and look at the contents of the kit and enlarge them in my picture viewer on my laptop. I also have a monitor attached to my laptop so often place the kit folder on there to view the images better. I scan the images and my eye usually settles on one main image. I sit and look at it for several minutes and most often my mind forms a mental image of what the suggested end result is going to look like.

Our completed images need to be placed inside a template to display Foxey’s name and our details of the kit etc so I always create my pieces for these purposes as square 12 x 12 inches at 300dpi. I can then resize them easily to fit inside the template. I have the choice of using Adobe Photoshop CC on my laptop or Photoshop Elements 16 on my Windows tablet. Elements is very handy for quickness and I like some of the features like the photo bin for easy drag and drop onto the piece. I love creating layers and layers and weaving a story with my pieces. So I will attempt to show you in some screens how I go about this process.

THE PROCESS

Image 2 – A selection of the kit Image 1 – The beginning blank canvas

For this artwork I am going to use one of Foxey’s new kits called Alisa. Foxey Squirrel kits can be found at www.scrapbookgraphics.com

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The kits normally contain backgrounds, images, elements and bits and pieces as you can see from the image above.


BEING A CRE ATIVE TE AM MEMBER

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Trish Hoskin

Image 3 – The starting image

I settled upon this lovely lady above to be my featured piece. I then had to decide how I would embellish both her and the whole piece. I went back to the folder and selected several items from the kit and brought them back into the workspace of my photoshop session.

Image 4 – Masking and adding elements

It’s a start – I didn’t like the harsh line at the bottom of the lady’s dress so created a mask on her layer and used a soft brush to slightly blur the bottom and side of her dress. As you can see I have used a couple of elements to give her a background and anchor her to the

Image 5 – A bit further along

page. I move the pieces around ‘til I am happy with where they sit and often take the opacity down if I think they are too sharp and need to blend in. A few more additions, adjustments, drop shadows and duplicating layers of splotches and dashes I like to end up with this.

Image 6 – The finished piece inside the template

You sometimes know just when to stop without going over the top. You can view more of Trish’s work on https://artboja.com/art/726rzm/

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KJ 2 by Sue Masterson

Australia

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ANNA, FLOWER L ADY by Sue Masterson

Australia

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ELF TREE

TRAPPED by Mike Stone

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B A I R N S D A L E B A N D L E A D E R AT M E R I M B U L A J A Z Z F E S T I VA L

T R U M P E T E R AT M E R I M B U L A J A Z Z F E S T I VA L by Bill Oldham

Australia

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BALLERINA

GIRL by Carolyn Jenson

New Zealand

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THE DRE AMER by Pamela Henderson

Australia

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CONNECTION

SPIRIT HORSES by Louise Campbell

Australia

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END OF THE CHE V Y LINE

ABANDONED by Michelle Drummond

New Zealand

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NORTHERN DANCER

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G O O D D AY T O Y O U M A’A M

RAG AND BONE MAN by Michelle Drummond

New Zealand

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F A R F A R AWAY PA L A C E

Michelle Drummond is mother to 8-year-old twin boys, Jonty and Macauley and (19-yearold Mackenzie) from Palmerston North, New Zealand. Through a mother’s eyes, capturing her children’s individual personalities and character, then positioning them in their own visual story art pieces, is a unique way of preserving treasured family memories that the boys can one day draw upon and show to their own children. Equipped with her computer and software, a camera, a Wacom tablet and her imagination, Michelle produces whimsically detailed imagery that speaks from the soul, projecting a blend of a mother’s love and devotion.

The conceptual artworks blur the lines between magic and reality, highlight the boys’ individual interests and passions, encapsulates the emotion and tells the viewer a story. To spice up the fantasy feel, Michelle fashions wearable art costumes for both boys encompassing outfits, wigs, facial hair and makeup. Once the boys are in character, she encourages them to utilise their acting skills and proceeds to photograph them in a variety of poses to be used in her artwork. An essential ingredient in preserving Michelle’s treasured family memories is having her artwork printed into beautiful archival books annually.

A busy lifestyle means that it is only when the boys have gone to bed that there is time to sit down at the computer and allow her mind to drift off into the world of imagination. During this time, Michelle immerses herself in the creative process which assists in quietening her mind and providing welcomed relaxation. Michelle is a firm believer that any form of art is a journey that is continually evolving, as you never stop learning, being limited only by your own imagination. As Einstein so aptly put “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

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ROOF TOPS IN UDAIPUR by K aren Waalw yk

Australia

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L E T ’ S C E L E B R AT E

WAT E R C O L O U R A B S T R A C T by Margie O’Hara

Australia

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VIC T ORIA FALLS

SENTINEL b y To n y S t e p h e n s o n

Australia

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TROPICAL FLOWERS

J A PA N E S E G A R D E N b y Tr i s h H o s k i n

Australia

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IN THE CIT Y by Dennis Rickard

Australia

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AT N I G H T by Dennis Rickard

Australia

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MUSIC by Ann Lavin

Australia

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THE FL AUTIST by Ann Lavin

Australia

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

INGRID DOUGLAS Artist and Fine Art Photographer

Savannah Heat

Award winning artist and photographer Ingrid Douglas from Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia was born in Germany and immigrated to Australia at the tender age of 11. The new country, new language and life style prepared her well for any challenges that she would encounter. A nursing career kept her busy for most of her life, but art beckoned constantly during this time and gave her a much needed balance. She has a vision and quick eye capturing that special light, that special mood of a moment in time. Whether it is people, fauna, flora or innate subjects she simply will create art. Her technical skills and innovative thinking challenges her constantly to produce innovative Creative Photo Art. She is a perpetual student of life, craft, photography and art.

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Her passion for photography has never faded, yet she is now taking a new direction by incorporating her art with her photography. Having studied the rules she felt it was now time to free up and break them. Ingrid does not follow the herd, she extends herself in whatever she partakes in and does it her way. Her art background distinguishes her current journey from just plain photography. Her constant experimentation, thinking beyond the box, breathes new life into her work and producing magical new imagery. In her own words: My creative journey takes me where I’ve never been before, combining my Art with Fine Art Photography has become my dream – this is my daily joy and inspiration and I live

by the motto: “Life should not be measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” My desire is to venture away from conventional style photography and create images that are emotional, nostalgic with atmospheric moments frozen in time. During my painting processes I photograph these and create textures and other snippets to utilise when creating new art. Our world is filled with imagery from the time we open our eyes. As a dedicated artist creating new images will be a lifelong journey, constantly carrying me forward to create exciting art for all to enjoy. Hopefully the mood and stories I try to portray will be interpreted as intended...


INGRID DOUGLAS

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W e t l a n d Tr e e s S i l h o u e t t e s

T he Girl at the Window

Nocturnal Mangrove Interlude

Just Berries

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A U T U M N L E AV E S by Dean Hohn

Australia

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MY SPIRIT IN THE SK Y

L ASTING BE AUT Y by ALBaMass

Australia

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STILL LIFE 1 b y D i e p Tr a n

Australia

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STILL LIFE 2 b y D i e p Tr a n

Australia

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T I M E T R AV E L

YEAR 2050 by Mick Rooney

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Australia


DESTINY IS IN MY HANDS

T H E S E V E N D WA R F S by George Koncz

Australia

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CONNE XION 1 by Sharon Rankmore

Australia

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HEI D E HO FFM A NN

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FROM MEMORY by Heide Hof fmann

New Zealand

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DISTRACTIONS

REMINISCENCE – THE SOUND OF FORM by Heide Hof fmann

New Zealand

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T H E R E A L R E A L I T Y 19

I have never enjoyed looking at art, never learnt about art and never been drawn to create my own art. Then I found Photoshop, then I found Sebastian Michaels and his Photoshop Artistry workshop and eventually an amazing

iPad app (iColorama) crossed my path and changed my life. I got addicted, glued to the iPad every free minute, and started playing. There are no rules, boundaries, ‘logical considerations’ in this play-field, just the joy

of the moment. I create, I start, I complete, or not. It doesn’t matter – it is pure happiness. It has its own life, its own breath. Yesterday someone said to me: ‘your art smiles’. I really like that.

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HELLO SPRING by Christine Barnes

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L A C E A N D L E AT H E R W O R L D S A PA R T

I LOVE A SUNBURNT COUNTRY by Sandy Boles

Australia

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WIL ANDRA WOOLSHED

LORNE PIER by Colin K illick

Australia

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CELESTIAL DANCERS

C AV E D W E L L E R by Lynn Jenk in

Australia

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HERE I COME

THE ROOF’S LE AKING by Edwin Leung

New Zealand

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S L I P S L I D I N G AWAY

BAL ANCING ACT by Jack McKenzie

New Zealand

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AF TER MIDNIGHT by Kevin Sims

New Zealand

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DUE T by Kevin Sims

New Zealand

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

PROJECTS OF PASSION Christina Brunton and Ilona Abou-Zolof On the 26th October members from the St George Leagues Club Photographic Society, Sydney, Australia, will exhibit their photography/artistic works which are called “Projects of Passion�. During the previous six months each member chose to create a body of work that they feel very passionate about for the exhibition. They are continuing to develop this series. Ilona Abou-Zolof and myself, Christina Brunton, are the mentors of this group this year. We asked people to choose something that was outside their comfort zone so that they

would learn something new as they worked through their projects. We nurture the group to try and bring out the very best work from these people. As a group, we are not competing against each other, but rather we are supporting each other along the way.

turned upside down, Smoke, In the shower, Highrise, Moments near the Edge, Macros in Cyanotype.

We have a closed Facebook page where members can post their progress and/or their questions and we meet on a regular basis.

As mentors of this group, we have warmed up to the idea of working on projects ourselves to the point that even in our personal work we prefer to work on projects. We push ourselves out of our own comfort zone as a way of learning something new. We find that you can tell a complete story in a project using more than one image.

The presentation will be a mixture of different themes based on individual passions, e.g... Abandoned, Abstract Seascapes, Sunrises

Members of our club are as addicted to the projects as we are, so we have had project groups for the last six or seven years.

Don McKinnon Near the Edge

Yvonne Raulston

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The Shower

Ilona Abou-Zolof

Seascapes


PROJECTS OF PASSION

(CONT)

Meg Garvin

Abandoned

Marianthi Karadoukas

Highrise

Cammi Heany Macros in Cyonotype

Chris tina Brunton Sunrise

St George Leagues Club Photographic Society “Projects of Passion” exhibition. Location: St George Leagues Club, Prince Edward Room 124 Princess Highway Kogarah, NSW Date:

26th October 2017

Time:

7:45 pm

You all are invited if you can make it. Christina Brunton and Ilond Abou-Zolof

Fiona Brook

Smoke Bird

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G A B R I E L C O L L A B O R AT I O N 0 2 by Jill Capper

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Australia


G A B R I E L C O L L A B O R AT I O N 0 5 by Jill Capper

Australia

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HANGING BY A THRE AD by Christina Brunton

Australia

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LEAPFROG by Bronwyn Kenmir

Australia

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A E E TA H by Joyce Maris

Australia

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WOMAN OF WISDOM by Joyce Maris

Australia

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EGRESSION by Marjorie Lord

Australia

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ORSON by Marjorie Lord

Australia

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

L IGH T, S PACE A ND T IME – S OL O A R T S E RIE S E X HIBI T ION Judi Lapsley Miller Judi Lapsley Miller is the third Awake member and the second ADU member to be awarded a Solo Art Series Exhibition through Light, Space and Time.

Judi Lapsley Miller’s art is inspired by the wildlife and land of Aotearoa-New Zealand, the awesome forces that went into making them (and continue to make them), and the tensions between the pre-human and modern world. She strives through her art to advocate for endangered species and spaces by exploring themes like the tenacity of life in the face of environmental destruction, what it means to be endangered, and the post-human world. Many of her images are inspired from her experiences with volunteering in wildlife conservation projects, especially with her beloved endangered kākā parrots.

masks layers of photographs, graphics, scanned ephemera and textures, lighting and colour adjustments, and digital brushstrokes to form an image that is more painting than photograph. Photo artistry and digital compositing gives her the freedom to expand her viewpoint and delve deep into her imagination. She came to photo artistry by chance, having become frustrated with the limits and rigid rules of wildlife photography that precluded her from telling the intimate stories she could see unfolding around her. After attending a compositing workshop by Shona Jaray, she stumbled upon Sebastian Michaels’ online photo-artistic training courses, and completed the year-long professional photo artistry training course “AWAKE” in 2016. She is currently in Michaels’ advanced “KAIZEN” group, is an active member of the Artists Down Under – Australia & New Zealand group, and is a member artist of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. She is inspired by (and has done many online courses with) the imaginative and surrealist photo artists Julieanne Kost and Brooke Shaden.

Photography is just the first step in Judi’s creative process – she digitally blends and

In her images, Judi exposes her interpretation of the inner world of others – their thoughts

The Reckoning

Emerging (kākā kura)

The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly, online, solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public. ARTIST BIO

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and feelings, their hopes and desires – in a form tangible to the human viewer that she hopes engenders empathy and understanding with other living creatures. Judi and her photo artistic work has appeared in the Australian Photography magazine, the Independent Herald newspaper, Living the PhotoArtistic Life magazine (multiple issues), and Artists Down Under magazine (multiple issues). Over the last year, she has exhibited in seven group exhibitions and one solo exhibition in New Zealand. In the international arena, she has twice placed 2nd in the photography and digital media category and 4th and 5th in the overall category in Light Space and Time online gallery exhibitions. Her straight photography work is used widely for advocacy and education purposes, including for Zealandia EcoSanctuary, Forest & Bird, NZ Birds Online, Wellington City Council, the Ornithological Society of NZ, and other wildlife and conservation organizations. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand. www.artbyjlm.com https:artboja.com/art/93x42w/

Visions of Zealandia


L IGH T, S PACE A ND T IME – S OL O A R T S E RIE S E X HIBI T ION

The Bird Watcher

The Ascension

The Scenic Route

Uncharted Waters

Popping up (takahē)

Bursting out (kākāriki)

Unfurling (tūī)

Break on through

Arise the rare and endangered Kāpiti Island kākā

Winging it (kākā)

When I sing my heart ascends

An Urban Jungle

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H E R E ’ S L O O K I N G AT Y O U by Judi L apsley Miller

New Zealand

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W H AT ’ S U P by Judi L apsley Miller

New Zealand

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THUNDER

ANGEL by Corrine Davis

New Zealand

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR

LOOKING FOR LOVE by Leanne M Williams

Australia

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S I L E N T LY WAT C H I N G by Leanne M Williams

Australia

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JABIRU HUNTING by Julia Harwood

Australia

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