Artists Down Under - Australia and New Zealand - January 2018

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Australia and New Zealand

issue 10 - januar y 2018 | digital ar tistr y


06 E D I T O R ’ S M E S S A G E by Pam Henderson

28- J I L L C L I F F E 29 - B e t h e l l s F l a g s

48- A R T I C L E 49 S O M E P H O T O S H O P

- Bethells Sunset

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Members

10- A D U FA C E B O O K PA G E 11 G i v e a w a y s 12

- M a n g a w h a i Tr e e

by Sebastian Michaels

08- N E W S 09 b y A D U

W H AT ’ S O N

30- A R T I C L E 31 VP AI CRTAODREI A N

32- V I K I M U R R AY 33 - W a l k i n g H o m e To - Forest Bathing

- S h a de s O f Ye s te r d a y

- Shif tar t - Fusion Ar t - Living The Photo Ar tistic Life

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ARTICLE T EDDI RU T SCHMAN IN T ERVIE W B y Tr i s h H o s k i n

20- M A R G A R E T K A L M S 21 - S t o r m y A u t u m n - Forest Dreaming - Broken Hear t

22- A N N W E H N E R 23 - P e e k A B o o

- T h e Tr u s t y B i k e

24- T R I S H H O S K I N 25 - M a g n o l i a S p l a s h - Steel Magnolias

- Dookie Silo - Spray Can

38- T H Y S J E A R T H U R 39 - W i s t e r i a C o t t a g e - The Forest Glade - The Last Hymn

40 B R O N W Y N K E N M I R - Spellbound

F E AT U R E D A R T I S T SANDY BOLES - To r q u a y P i e r R a i n y D a y - Play Like A Child - Te o d o r a I n s p i r e d - Streets Of India - Indian Women - Looking

26- M A U R E E N M A X W E L L 27 - D i n o P l a y g r o u n d - Girl and Water

- Sunset - Welling ton Point

- Bat tle Of T he Plumage - Viva L a Venice - My Land - Santorini

- All At Sea

- Emergence Of Flight A Wing

- Suitcase At No. 38

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54- J U D I L A P S L E Y M I L L E R 55 - A d r i f t

Gory

36- D E N N I S R I C K A R D 37 - S u r f e r B o y

- Fine Ar t Photography

52- PA M H E N D E R S O N 53 - H i d d e n D e e p W i t h i n

- H e C a m e To M e O n T h e B e a t O f

- Distressed And Stressed

- B la n k Wall G alle r y, At h e n s

- King Parrots

Clarity

Shinjuku

34- B I L L O L D H A M 35 - M o r n i n g G a r d e n

50- S U E M A P L E S 51 - F l e d g l i n g S a v e d

- At Peace

- Controlled Chaos And Colour -

- Summer Cash & Carr y E xnibition

- Light Space & Time

ROMAN T IC FASHION

By Ilona Abou-Zolof and Christina Brunton

- déjà vu Group E xhibition

13- A R T I S T S A C H I E V E M E N T S 18 - H e a v e n A r t G a l l e r y

by Andrew Haysom

- Daisy

PHOTOSHOP ARTISTRY

INSP IR AT ION

56- S H A R Y N WA L K E R 57 - J o u r n e y O f E x t i n c t i o n - Sentry

- Calyptorhynchus Funereus

58- LY N N J E N K I N 59 - F l o w e r O f T h e F o r e s t - Bright Eyes

- Cave Painting

60- K Y E T H O M P S O N 61 - W r e c k e d

- We Came From T he Sea - Jump For Joy

62- M I K E S T O N E 63 - D a n c i n g I n T h e

Stars

- Woodlight - Spotlight

64- S U E M A S T E R T O N 65 - S t a r G a z i n g - Juz

66- A R T I C L E 67 H U M E G A L L E R Y

IN T ERVIE W

By Andrew Haysom

68- G E O R G E K O N C Z 69 - S p r i n g A w a k e n i n g

- T he Return Of Maddy

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70- H E L E N A K E R S T R O M 71 - M a c a w s - Hover Dark

- Mum Cuddles

72- G E R A R D W H E L A N 73 - C a r n a r v o n G o r g e - F r e n c h To w n - Time Joy

74- D E A N H O H N 75 - T h e A r c a d e

- Melbourne L aneway

76- L A K I A N A G N O S T I S 77 - C i t y G i r l - Frozen Lily

78- C O L I N C A M P B E L L 79 - O u t A n d B a c k # 7 - Out And Back #8 - Sapien #1 - Sapien #2

80 A R T I C L E

TO PAIN T OR NOT TO PAIN T

By Barbara Dudzinska

81- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T J I M D AW S O N 87 - Nymph Of The Bow

- Drawn By Her Destiny - Built In Darkness - L o v e ’s E n d - Fly Free - Chained In The Spirit - Wildcat - Islands Of Disparity - Mocking Joy

92- M I C K R O O N E Y 93 - C i t y C o w b o y

112- C O L I N K I L L I C K 113 - M a g m a t i z e d

- Inner City

- T he Church At T hing vellir

- U-L ady

- City Mosaic

- Urban

94- T O N Y S T E P H E N S O N 95 - I m p a l a - The Way

- Faded Giraf fe

- Wisdom

116- I L O N A A B O U - Z O L O F 117 - B e i n g A l i v e

96- D A L E B O T H A 97 - M o v i n g F o r w a r d

- And I Got Lost

- Professional Dreamer

98- E D W I N L E U N G 99 - A C o i n c i d e n t

- African Elephant Bull - African Elephant Family

118- A R T I C L E 120 PMAYS SPIHOONT O G R A P H Y,

- Joker

M Y A R T, M Y

By Lynn Jenkin

- Meditation

100- A R T I C L E 101 C H I N E S E W H I S P E R S

114- B A R B A R A D U D Z I N S K A 115 - G o l d e n B e a u t y

#2

by Maureen Max well

102- C H R I S T I N E B A R N E S 103 - S h a t t e r e d I l l u s i o n s - Tiny Dancer

121- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T LE ANNE M WILLIAMS 127 - Love Is In The Air

- A Mothers Love - Looking For Love - Another Land, Another Time - The Stare - And T ime Stood Still - Eagle Guardian

104- A N D R E W H AY S O M 105 - R a i n b o w L o r i k e e t - Sacred King fisher

- L aughing Kookaburra

106- S H A R O N R A N K M O R E 107 - L a n d s c a p e A r t - Imagination - Te r r a c e s 1

- Silently Watching - Oblivious - Shipwrecked - For Mwah

128- A N N L AV I N 129 - S h i p s

- Dune Dancer - Daisy Card

- By The Book

88- D I E P T R A N 89 - T h e D r e a m e r

- Be Wild And Free

108- J U L I A H A R W O O D 109 - F r o g ’s C a r d - F u n k y T h i n g ’s C a r d - Sand Maiden

130- I N G R I D D O U G L A S 131 - W e e d s I n T h e W i n d - Birds Of Paradise

- Rain Dancers On The Roof - F ire Dreaming-War u T juk ur r pa

90- K E V I N S I M S 91 - To x i c W o r l d 1

- To x i c W o r l d 2

110- J A C K M C K E N Z I E 111 - H a t E l e g a n c e - Hidden Eyes

- To x i c W o r l d 3

- Sketchy Lovers

- To x i c W o r l d 4

- Porcelain Girl

132- I N E K E C L A R K 133 - K i n g s C a n y o n -

Melbourne

- Lost - Melbourne - Budapest Blues - City

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134- L O U I S E C A M P B E L L 135 - T i m e S l i p s T h r o u g h M y

Hands

- Watching Us

136- H E I D E H O F F M A N 137 - G e t t i n g I n T h e F a c e

Of Beauty

- Here I Come

138- M E R R A N G Â Û 139 - N e w Z e a l a n d 3 - New Zealand 4

- New Zealand 5

140- O N A B O O R M A N 141 - G r a c e F o r e v e r - Winter

- Dear Diary

142- A R T I C L E 143 S T A R S T R U C K

by Margaret Kalms

144- LY N D A R L I N G T O N 145 - K i n g P a r r o t

- K o ok a b ur r a . .Wa t c hin g . .Wa i t in g

146- K A R E N WA A L W Y K 147 - T h e G r a m o p h o n e M a n - T h e C o o k i e Tr a i l

148- J U L I E P O W E L L 149 - U n d e r P r e s s u r e

A n t h e a S c o t t e - I H a v e T h e P o w e r To C h o o s e

158- A R T I C L E 160 T H E C R E A T I O N

OF R APUNZEL

by Julie Powell

161- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T ANTHE A SCOT TE 167 - Albion Chairs

- Wolf Man

150- P H I L L I PA F R E D E R I K S E N 151 - T h e P a r t y

- Behind The Wire - The Door - Passing Time

- To w a r d s T h e G o a l

- Counting Sheep

- Light Up T he World

- Eagle Street Pier Bicycle

- The Ar tist

- Lady Celestia - Pyro

152- A L B A M A S S 153 - B e l l a - R o s a

- Obsolete - Courage

- My Old Book Of Dreams

- P a n d o r a ’s B i r d C a g e

Day

- Under The Pier

168- AT H A L I E TAY L O R 169 - B a r n s l e y G a r d e n s # 1

- Barnsley Gardens #2 - Warszawa

156- C H R I S T I N A B R U N T O N 157 - S h i p w r e c k - Zebras Fight

- Feathered Ballerina

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- F a r, F a r Aw a y P lac e - F a r, F a r Aw a y - Jungle Book

174 H A Z E L B L A K E 175 - H e a l T h e S a d d e n e d

Hear t

- Emily

- Rachel 3

176- C I N Z I A H A R T 177 - F r o m R u s s i a W i t h

Love

- G i r l W i t h T h e D r a g o n f l y Ta t t o o

178- J O H A N N A G O U D S B L O M 179 - O v e r c o m e A n d R e c o n n e c t - Rohese

- Blue Pearl

154- M A R Y K N A G G S 155 - A t T h e E n d O f T h e

172- M I C H E L L E D R U M M O N D 173 - G o n e F i s h i n g

170- A L I O P P Y 171 - D r e a m i n g

180- J A C Q U E L I N E G O S S 181 - P o r t A r t h u r P r i s o n - Por t Melbourne Pier - A New Dawning

FRONT COVER

- Devil Desires

by DALE BOTHA

- Zen T he Wood Fair y

- Macaw


Sandy Boles - The Stare

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EDITOR’S MESSAGE Happy New Year to everyone, and welcome to our “Special Bumper Edition” of Artists Down Under.

This month we feature Sandy Boles, Jim Dawson, Leanne M Williams and Anthea Scott

Well Christmas has now been and gone, and as we pack up all the glitzy decorations and try not to feel too guilty about those extra kilos we gained, we begin to reflect back on the past 12 months and how quickly it passed, and start to look forward to what is going to be a fantastic year, especially for all our “Artist’s” Down Under.

Trish Hoskin has a delightful interview with one of our favourite designers – Teddi Rutschman.

This month we celebrate our Artists with a special Bumper Edition of the Artists Down Under magazine – more art and more articles for you to enjoy! December was once again a very successful month for our Artists with an array of awards being handed out for their art, with one Artist winning the “2017 International Photography Exhibition Award”. Congratulations to all the winners, another fantastic effort. We have another four very talented “Feature Artists” to share with you.

We take a look at the Hume Gallery, located in Craigeburn, Victoria, with a great interview between our artist Andrew Haysom and the Gallery’s curator, Tobias Hengeveld. You are taken on the journey of how two of our artists Ilona Abou-Zolof and Christina Brunton were asked to be the official photographers of a Victorian Romantic Fashion Parade. Barbara Dudzinska talks about whether “To Paint Or Not To Paint” – always a controversial, but interesting subject. Andrew Haysom educates us all with some more ever needed Photoshop Tutorials and talks about the use of “Blending” instead of “Select and Masking”.

AL BaMass - Fields Of Colour

Lynn Jenkins takes us on a journey of her photography, passions and art with her horses. Julie Powell takes us on one of her photographic shoots with the creation of Rapunzel, simply amazing. The Redlands Fab Four once again delight us all with their second photo in the “Chinese Whispers” series. Margaret Kalms visits “Starstruck”, the Australian Movie Portraits Exhibition, a celebration of 100 years of movies, and gives us an insight into what to expect as it tours in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. Something not to be missed. Grab a cold drink, pop your feet up and enjoy our Bumper Edition of our very talented Artists from all over Australia and New Zealand.

Pam Henderson Backgrounds: Laitha’s Designs - Foxey Squirrel - Jill Catrinel Copyright 2017 © Bill Oldham - F ire In T he Well

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


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NEWS

Care for Africa Support the Care for Africa Foundation to raise much needed funds to help drill fresh water wells in the Tanzanian villages. The latest prize is the artwork “Goat Island Morning” (pictured above) by Dean Hohn. The image is a sublimation print on aluminium with an ultra gloss finish and a floating hanger, 20”x30” (511cmx76cm). The image has been kindly printed and donated by Print 2 Metal in support of the Care for Africa Foundation.

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The raffle will be drawn on 24th January 2018. Raffle tickets are $5 for one and 3 for $10. Tickets are available from the Penguin Creek Gallery, from Dean by sending him an email to dean.hohn@bigpond.com and from Diana Butler at diana@careforafrica.org.au The winner of the September 2017 Care For Africa Raffle “Water is Life” that was delayed has now been drawn and the winner is Brian Grill from Karratha, WA.


Margaret Kalms

Make your shopping count, visit and share: I’ve learnt a lot about pattern design and shape h t t p s : / / w w w . r e d b u b b l e . c o m / p e o p l e / as the designs needed to be adapted to the I’ve recently started to sell my art and designs on EndoWomanArt/shop different aspect ratios of different products. clothing, household goods, laptop and phone cases and even as framed pictures! I’m using my site There are cash prizes; $2,500 first, $1,000 second Click on this link to see the Throw Pillow as a fundraiser for endometriosis research (I’ve and $500 third; plus prize winners get to sell their dedicated 20% of profits). Endometriosis affects 1 products in the Library gift shop! It would be You can buy designer clothing at affordable prices in 10 women worldwide (500,000 in Australia) and terrific publicity by a reputable institution. What and raise money for a worthwhile cause at the can cause debilitating chronic pain. We urgently a great opportunity! same time!! need more funding for research into better, more My design shown here uses an historical botanical effective, non-invasive treatments. illustration by Pietro Andrea Mattioli. It’s available Share EndoWomanArt with your friends or buy a on dozens of products including cloths, laptop unique treat for yourself and your friends. Click here to visit EndoWomanArt covers and mugs. Margaret Kalms Last month I entered a competition which was a collaboration between Redbubble and the State Library of Victoria! We were given images from the library’s historic collection to use on our products. I chose the botanicals which included some interesting Australian flowers, banksias and cassias. You can buy designer clothing at affordable prices and raise money for a worthwhile cause at the same time because 20% profits go to endometriosis research.

Digital Art links the Care For Africa Foundation with WorldPix.org! INever think for a minute people don’t take notice of your art and what you’re doing. Especially if it’s for a good cause! I got noticed by Mike Goldner, at ArtisanHD, from my ArtBoja page, who in turn told Paul Lynch, the founder of WorldPix.org about the work I was doing with the Care For Africa Foundation, raising funds for drilling fresh water wells. Thank you Mike Goldner for passing my information on to Paul Lynch. It is coming up 12 months ago that Paul first contacted me to see if I would be interested in joining their group, who are doing similar work to what I’m doing for the Care For Africa Foundation, in various locations around the world.

I said yes and filled out the application form, but I didn’t really meet the requirements of their organization because I have never been to Tanzania and therefore couldn’t provide images of the people or animals from the villages we are supporting. Combine that with the fact I did digital art instead of straight photography and it took a bit for the board to work out how I could fit into their organization. In the end, we have overcome the hurdles and I am delighted to be a member of WorldPix.org.

result of not having been to Tanzania, the board of WorldPix has been gracious enough to allow me to use my digital art images from around Tasmania, until such time as I’m able to actually visit Tanzania. I thank them for this privilege. You can see my gallery of images at https:// worldpix.org/galleries-2/ Dean Hohn

My dream is to visit the Tarime District of Tanzania and spend time with the villagers and attempt to capture their stories and include them in my gallery. The Care For Africa Foundation, that I am raising funds for is based in Launceston, Tasmania. As a

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Dean Hohn - Murals Along The Yarra

The Artists Down Under Public Facebook page has been set up to allow the artists in the group to showcase their work and to enable them to share promotional information about themselves, e.g. exhbitions, awards etc... You can find the Artists Down Under Public Facebook page at this address; https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtistsDownUnder/

Dale Botha - Totally Irrelevant

So, if you are an artist in the group, don’t forget to regularly share your work and information here, and to let your friends and family know about the page if they are interested in viewing the latest art and news from the group. If you are a reader of the magazine who does not have access to the page, please click the link above and request to join. When you request to join you will be asked to answer three simple questions that will allow us to determine if you are an eligible artist who may wish to join the group and therefore be able to post on the page, or a member of the public who can view, comment and like the work on the page. It’s a great place to see some great art from this vibrant group every day!

Heidi Hoffman - Species Intermingling Helen Akerstrom - Mother Protector

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Julie Powell - Bird Houses

Karen Waalwyk - Victorian Lady

Ilona Abou-Zolouf - Halloween Girl

Three ADU members receive a special gift Our very good Awake friends Teddi Rutschman of Foxey Squirrel and Diane Stafford from WhiteLaneStudio continue 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, USA, 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.

December’s lucky winners are Teddi Rutschman (Foxy Squirrel) Gift Voucher of $10.00 - Kye Thompson Dianne Stafford (White Lane Studio’s) texture & Overlay Kit - Ineke Clark - Dale Bradshaw Botha

Teddi Rutshman can be found at http://www.foxeysquirrel.com/ http://www.oscraps.com/shop/Foxeysquirrel Teddi has given a $10.00 voucher for one very lucky member to spend in her on-line shop. 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 for the month of November. Two artists will receive a Diane kit each. Diane Stafford can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/whitelanestudio

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WHAT’S ON déjà vu Group Exhibition December 6th 2017 - January 20th 2018

Dean Hohn -

Gallery Pejean 57 George Street Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

The term déjà vu is French and means, literally, “already seen”. This exhibition revisits work from the stockroom, some of which has never been seen in the front gallery. All artwork is available to take at time of purchase so the exhibition will be constantly changing throughout its duration.

A Bright New Day

Judi Lapsley Miller

Sunset Arrival

Dreaming Of Fortunes

Summer Cash & Carry Exhibition December 19th 2017 - February 13th 2018

New Zealand Academy Of Fine Arts 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington, NZ

Now on at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts - the Summer Cash & Carry exhibition! Opening day 19 December 2017, running through to 13 February 2018. Judi Lapsley Miller is exhibiting two pieces, both first editions, “Abracadabra (kererū)” and “It’s About Time (kākā)”. So many other fabulous pieces too, and loads for bird-art lovers.

Archival fine art prints by Judi Lapsley Miller are now available from four galleries in New Zealand, and direct from her online store: Art by JLM www.artbyjlm.com/prints.html The Mandarin Tree www.themandarintree.nz Edges Art + Framing www.edgesworkshop.co.nz Zealandia EcoSanctuary www.visitzealandia.com New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts store www.nzafa.com

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artists down under monthly Achievements

Ali Oppy - My Spiritual Connection

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heaven art gallery Heaven Art Gallery was opened in May 2017 and is already a very successful place for international and local artists. The gallery is located in the main art district of Scottsdale, Arizona and is one of a kind due to its unconventional- way of displaying art. Art is displayed on huge digital screens and each screen can display hundreds of artworks. Thanks to Sebastian Michaels one of the screens is dedicated to “Awake” artists. It’s a fantastic opportunity for all of us to have our art on display. Once again in December, Artists Down Under had a lot of art accepted for the gallery contests and exhibition.

Barbara Dudzinska - Feeling Strong

Congratulation to all contest winners and exhibition artists from “Down Under”. Down Under Artists - Competition Winners for December 2017

“Sensations” Contest & Exhibit

Category: Strong Honorable Mentions Barbara Dudzinska - Australia - “Feeling Strong” Category: Free 2nd Place Barbara Dudzinska - Australia - “Finally Free” Category: Magical Honorable Mentions Barbara Dudzinska - Australia - “Who Is Watching Me”

Barbara Dudzinska - Who Is Watching Me

Barbara Dudzinska - Fionally Free

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Light Space and Time Patterns, Textures, Forms Special Merit Award Andrew Haysom - “Red Vortex” Dean Hohn - “Ikat” Dean Hohn - “Black River” Margaret Kalms - “Banksia Stripes” Margaret Kalms - “Tulip Mania” Andrew Haysom - Red Vortex

Special Recognition Andrew Haysom - “Whirlpool” Margaret Kalms - Banksia Stripes

Dean Hohn - Ikat

Andrew Haysom - Whirlpool

Photography and Digital Category

Dean Hohn - Black River

Honourable Mention Trish Hoskin - Van Gogh Goes Modern

Margaret Kalms - Tulip Mania

Trish Hoskin - Van Gogh Goes Modern

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Congratulations to Phillipa Frederiksen Congratulations to Phillipa Frederiksen for having her image “Reeds By Lake” chosen for the Theme “People and Winter” at the Blank Wall Gallery in Athens.

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Phillipa Frederiksen - Reeds By Lake

Congratulations to Louise Campbell Congratulations to Louise Campbell for having her image “Polar Moon” chosen as the December monthly challenge winner.

fusion Art Seasons Art Exhibition

2017 International Photography Exhibition

Honourable Mention - Digital & Photography

Winner

Trish Hoskin - “Autumn On The River”

Colin Killick - “Saint Basil’s In Spring”

Trish Hoskin - Autumn On The River

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Louise Campbell - Polar Moon

Colin Killick - Saint Basil’s In Spring


LIVING THE PHOTO ARTISTIC LIFE Congratulations to the following Down Under Artists who had work published in the December Issue of “Living the Photo Artistic Life” magazine, Issue No. 34 Trish Hoskin - A Summer Christmas Bauble - Christmas Bauble Pam Henderson - Ice Caves - As Night Approaches Dale Botha - The Typing Pool - Macaw Ann Lavin - Christmas Night Al BaMass - Stephanie In The Library Room - The Illusion Julie Powell - Finding Neverland - Portrait Of A Lady Judi Lapsley Miller - Once Upon A Time - Making Way Christina Brunton - Rebirth - Birds In The Mist Sue Masterton - Sasha’s Butterflies Louise Campbell - Fly With Me - Gone Michelle Drummond - The Polar Express - Icy Escapades Diep Tran - You Dream, You Dare And You Fly - Be Wild And Free Barbara Dudzinska - Free Flight - Free For Now Leanne M Williams - The Tapestry Of Nature 2 - The Tapestry Of Nature 3 Ann Wehner - For being chosen as the Featured Artist

Michelle Drummond - The Polar Express Pam Henderson - Ice Caves

Ann Lavin - Christmas Night

Barbara Dudzinska - Free For Now

Trish Hoskin - Christmas Bauble

Ann Wehner - Utterly Forlorn

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Fine Art Photography Congratulations to the following Down Under Artists who had work published in the “FineArtphotography - Works around the Wold” magazine, Edition XV11. Ali Oppy - New Zealand

Dale Botha - Australia

Merran G Âû - New Zealand

Pam Henderson - Australia

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Sue Masterton - Australia


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

DIGITAL DESIGNERS - EXTRAORDINAIRE by Trish Hoskin

Teddi Rutschman Interview I have been charged with writing some pieces for the magazine and have decided that I would include some insights to several wellknown Digital Artists who not only create their own pieces but also have online stores that everyone can purchase from. Most of the artists I will write about are also contribu tors to both the Awake and Kaizen groups in various guises.

The “people” in her kits are often beautiful and elegant and need just a few adjustments to some of them to get the imagination racing at how you can create a piece with them.

If you are looking for a prolific creator of Digital Artistic kits you do not have to go far past a lady who has become a legend in the kit creation arena.

She has just recently moved to Oscraps.com to join other elite artists there and I am sure she will continue to grow her business from strength to strength.

Teddi Rutschman or Foxeysquirrel as she is also known has a wonderful imagination for the colourful and quirky. The elements and backgrounds included in her kits just make it so easy to create fanciful and whimsical pieces.

Teddi is not only generous with her time when she is contacted for queries but also gener ous with donations of products even when not requested too.

You only have to seek out the work created by her Creative Team Members and Fans on any number of social media sites such as Pin terest, Instagram and Facebook to see the depths of variety available. No genre escapes Teddi’s genius.

Teddi has been involved in many groups and sites, not only with her own beautiful creations but also selling her work for the benefit of everyone.

As with other designers the kits are created so professionally and come with the ability to ac cess them on Windows based machines and with Apple software. The detail in her extractions is superb and each image always clearly copies to a layer in Photoshop etc, without any problem.

The naming conventions in her file downloads also makes it a dream to keep track of her files when a user starts to build up a massive collection of elements. Although this must add to the time taken to create her kits, I believe they are extremely reasonable. I am on many mailing lists from Designers and see prices from around the world. I personally have used Teddi’s kits for over two years now and have the privilege to be part of her Creative Team. There has never been a time when I have opened a kit to create and thought “What am I going to do with this?” The minute I open one my mind starts racing with ideas and pieces just seem to fall into place and having worked with a lot of the kits I remember different backgrounds or elements that I can go back to that will help finalise the piece. If you have never worked with Teddi’s kits before, take the opportunity to do so as soon as possible. Trish Hoskin

Teddi’s own work can be found at:

https://artboja.com/art/vq3kav/ and to purchase her products go to:

https://www.oscraps.com/shop/Foxeysquirrel/

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FOREST DRE AMIMG by MARGARE T K ALMS

Australia

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BROKEN HE ART by MARGARE T K ALMS

Australia

ecospiritlife.com.au ht tps:// artboja.com/art/zg47s6

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PEEK A BOO by ANN WEHNER

Australia

https://www.annwehnerdigitalartistry.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/annwehnerdigitalartistry/

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THE TRUST Y BIKE by ANN WEHNER

Australia

https://www.annwehnerdigitalartistry.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/annwehnerdigitalartistry/

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MAGNOLIA SPL ASH by TRISH HOSK IN

Australia

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

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS by TRISH HOSK IN

Australia

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

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D I N O P L AY G R O U N D

G I R L A N D WAT E R by MAUREEN MA XWELL

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SUNSE T - WELLINGTON POINT by MAUREEN MA XWELL

Australia

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B E T H E L L’ S F L A G S

B E T H E L L’ S S U N S E T by JIL L CLIF F E

New Zealand

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M A N G AW H A I T R E E by JIL L CLIF F E

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VICTORIAN ROMANTIC FASHION PARADE Talisman 2

by Ilona Abou-Zolof and Christina Brunton We were both asked by Gallery Serpentine to be the official photographers at the Victorian Romantic / Steampunk Fashion Parade at Hartley. The fashion parade was held in the wonderful historical church in the historical village of Hartley, NSW in the wonderful historical church there. Gallery Serpentine is an online store www.galleryserpentine.com.au and creates all the beautiful clothes. We had a couple of test runs to check out the lighting. The second one was the dress rehearsal. The official Fashion shoot was at Halloween time at the end of October. We had nine models. The whole morning was taken up with makeup, hair, getting dressed and we took pictures behind the scenes. The fashion show started at 12:30 pm and the church filled up quite quickly, so we were able to start on time.

Two days after the fashion parade we handed the images over to Gallery Serpentine with basic adjustments. We created a slideshow of the images and presented one afternoon with a meeting with the owner of the Gallery. We had permission to use the images for our own creative work, so we chose our favourites and we are very happy with the end results. We also provided these images to Gallery Serpentine and they were very happy with them. We also gave the models access to their images for their portfolios. It was a great experience and we were asked to collaborate again with them. Ilona Abou-Zolof And Christina Brunton

The models walked from the altar towards the aisle, Christina was positioned in the front and took photos from there and Ilona was positioned at the entry of the church and took photos of the models as they walked down the aisle.

Charlett

Trinity

If you are interested, please check out our websites: Ilona Abou-Zolof’s websites: Christina Brunton’s website:

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CONTROLLED CHAOS AND COLOUR - SHINJUKU b y V I K I M U R R AY

Australia

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F O R E S T B AT H I N G

S H A D E S O F Y E S T E R D AY b y V I K I M U R R AY

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/vikimages https://www.instagram.com/viki_murray/

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MORNING GARDEN GORY by BIL L OL DHAM

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/photos/25818712@N04

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DISTRESSED AND STRESSED by BIL L OL DHAM

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/photos/25818712@N04

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SURFER BOY

S U I T C A S E AT N O . 3 8 by DENNIS RICK ARD

Australia

https://ink361.com/app/users/ig-3279276017/dennisrickard/photos

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DOOKIE SILO

S P R AY C A N by DENNIS RICK ARD

Australia

https://ink361.com/app/users/ig-3279276017/dennisrickard/photos

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W I S T E R I A C O T TA G E

THE FOREST GL ADE by THYS JE ARTHUR

New Zealand

https://www.tgagraphics.co.nz/ https://artboja.com/art/wpqa4m/

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THE L AST HYMN

by THYS JE ARTHUR

New Zealand

https://www.tgagraphics.co.nz/ https://artboja.com/art/wpqa4m/

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SPELLBOUND by BRONWYN KENMIR

Australia

www.smiletime.photography https://artboja.com/art/bpr5pe/

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STREE TS OF INDIA

INDIAN WOMEN by SANDY BOLES

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B AT T L E O F T H E P L U M A G E by SANDY BOLES

Australia

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V I VA L A V E N I C E

MY L AND by SANDY BOLES

Australia

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SANTORINI

For as long as I can remember I have had a camera close by however my career and raising my family took priority up to retirement. How I love retirement. It’s now all about me (well almost!). After completing a five-month odyssey around Australia in 2009 I decided that my next serious passion would be all about photography. When I say passion, I really mean obsession. I studied, experimented, watched tutorials, took copious notes, competed, dreamt it and breathed it. Five camera bodies and many lenses, filters ,bags, etc. and 35 countries visited and photographed, I have been awarded an Associate of the Australian Photographic Society (AAPS) and International Honours such as Artiste of the Federation International Art Photography (AFIAP). To achieve these honours I had to compete successfully internationally. My next goal was to have at least one image printed in the Trierenberg or Al Thani catalogue before my demise. This was achieved in 2015 with a gold medal win in Trierenberg Super Circuit where 110,000 entries from all over the world were submitted. 3 Gold medals went to Australians. As a result of this win, my ever patient and supportive husband and I travelled to Austria for the Gala Awards Ceremony. This was a real ”pinch me” moment, which I will never forget with 500 guests from all over the world receiving awards. I love the artistic effect from in-camera movement, panning, long exposures, multiple exposures and creative studio work. I moved into manipulating my images and got the most joy from creating composites. When I heard about the AWAKE course from a participant whose work I was admiring I knew I had found my next obsession. I enrolled in the Photoshop Artistry Grunge course last year (a pre requisite to AWAKE) and when the mid year enrolments began I sat up until midnight to make sure I was accepted. Since then there are never enough hours in the day. Apart from the lessons and the continual learning, the other most enjoyable part of this journey is being a part of a community of Artists via the ADU FB site, the AWAKE FB site and our amazing magazine. What a pleasure it is to see this magazine each month, especially when we came perilously close we came to losing it! Thank you so much Athalie, Pam, and the team for providing such a professional and enjoyable monthly magazine. My next goal is to have an image included in Sebastian’s magazine, “Living the Photo Artistic Life”. I have not yet had the courage to submit one. One Day! SANDY BOLES

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SOME PHOTOSHOP INSPIRATION DON’T “SELECT AND MASK”, BLEND INSTEAD! By Andrew Haysom If you’re like me, you are often frustrated with the effort required, and the end result, when trying to use Photoshop Select and Mask to select intricate things like hair and fur. If you pick your images judiciously you can get away without ever going into the Select and Mask nightmare interface. If you pick a model or animal photo that has lighter coloured hair or fur on a fairly dark background, and composite this onto another darker back ground, or choose a model or animal with darker coloured hair or fur on a fairly light background, and composite this onto another lighter back ground, then you will be able to use Blend modes rather than selection in many cases. Take this example of mine a shot of a Western Lowland Gorilla taken at Melbourne Zoo, that I have composited onto a stock background image of bamboo (Figure 1).

Figure 1

The Gorilla’s outer fur is lighter in colour and he was shot with a dark background, that I have made even darker before bringing into this composition. My first step is to bring the Gorilla in as a layer on top of my background. Next change the Blend Mode of the Gorilla layer to Screen. Lighten would work too in this case, so try both Screen and Lighten, both of which will get rid of the black background. In this case I liked the Screen result best. If you look at Figure 2, you’ll notice that the extremities of the hair blend quite nicely, but the Screen blend doesn’t look great for most of the Gorilla’s body. We’ll fix that in the next step.

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Figure 2


SOME PHOTOSHOP INSPIRATION (Cont ..)

Now duplicate the Gorilla layer, and change the Blend Mode to Normal. Now add a black Layer Mask to this layer, and then paint in the inner part of the Gorilla’s body with white using a soft brush, making sure to avoid the hair/fur extremities. Looking at the close-up in Figure 3, you’ll see we have a nice result, and all with no selections.

Figure 3

Figure 4 shows the Layer Panel for this simple composite.

Figure 4

The process is exactly the same if you have darker coloured hair or fur on a lighter background except you will want to use Darken or Multiply blend modes rather than Lighten or Screen. Obviously the closer to black (or white) your background is on your model (animal) layer, the better. You can use clipped Curves, Levels or Hue Saturation Layers to move the backgrounds to black (or white) for better results. Andrew Haysom

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F L E D G L I N G S AV E D by SUE MAPLES

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K I N G PA R R O T S by SUE MAPLES

Australia

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HIDDEN DEEP WITHIN by PA M HENDERSON

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/snapnshootdesigns/ https://artboja.com/art/dmfi9d

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AT P E A C E by PA M HENDERSON

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/snapnshootdesigns/ https://artboja.com/art/dmfi9d

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ADRIF T

A L L AT S E A

by JUDI L AP SL E Y MIL L ER

https://www.artbyjlm.com

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EMERGENCE OF FLIGHT

HE CAME TO ME ON THE B E AT O F A W I N G

by JUDI L AP SL E Y MIL L ER

New Zealand

https://www.artbyjlm.com

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JOURNEY OF E XTINCTION

SENTRY b y S H A R Y N WA L K E R

Australia

https://www.changeoffocus.com.au https://www.facebook.com/changeoffocus

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C A LY P T O R H Y N C H U S F U N E R E U S b y S H A R Y N WA L K E R

Australia

https://www.changeoffocus.com.au https://www.facebook.com/changeoffocus

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FLOWER OF THE FOREST b y LY N N J E N K I N

Australia

www.jenkinphotography.com.au/

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BRIGHT EYES

C AV E PA I N T I N G b y LY N N J E N K I N

Australia

www.jenkinphotography.com.au/

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WRECKED

WE COME FROM THE SE A by KYE THOMPSON

Australia

http://artboja.com/art/xb2kgr/

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JUMP FOR JOY by KYE THOMPSON

Australia

http://artboja.com/art/xb2kgr/

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D A N C I N G I N T H E S TA R S

WOODLIGHT by MIK E S TONE

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/xsp5tp

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SPOTLIGHT by MIK E S TONE

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/xsp5tp

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S TA R G A Z I N G by SUE MASTERTON

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/g6gt11/ https://www.facebook.com/Sue-Masterton-Digital-Artist-1662189864018110/

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JUZ by SUE MASTERTON

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/g6gt11/ https://www.facebook.com/Sue-Masterton-Digital-Artist-1662189864018110/

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HUME GALLERY - INTERVIEW by Andrew Haysom

Hume City Supports Local Artists Interview with Tobias Hengeveld, the curator of Hume Gallery in Craigeburn, Victoria. As we all know it can be very difficult to get exposure as an artist. One of the resources that all artists should consider investigating is their local council. I live in Hume City in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and they manage a dedicated visual arts venue that is available as a gallery space to community artists.

the council’s first dedicated gallery space. It is run by the Community Development department and is governed by Hume’s Social Justice charter, which dictates its purpose. The exhibitions shown at the gallery need to be predominantly local, so if it is not local artists or groups exhibiting, the exhibition itself needs to be locally relevant.

I recently took the opportunity to interview Tobias Hengeveld, the curator of the gallery to learn more.

How many different exhibitions do you hold at the gallery each year and can you describe the selection process used?

Can you tell me a little about your background?

The gallery runs somewhere between 6-8 exhibitions each year and these are approximately 60-70% community exhibitions and 30-40% directly programmed. The community exhibitions are chosen following an annual expression of interest process where local artists and groups are invited to submit their proposals for exhibitions. These proposals are judged primarily on the quality of the proposal documents, the artistic merit, the local relevance and whether the artist’s body of work and commitment is sufficient to fill the gallery. Demographic variety (for example people from different cultural groups) and variety in artistic discipline (for example not a whole year of photographic exhibitions) are also important parts of the selection process.

I have a Visual Art degree from RMIT in printmaking and drawing, and completed an honours year in drawing at the Victorian College of the Arts. I have experience in private art practices and working in galleries managing all facets of exhibitions including work at the National Gallery, Melbourne Museum, ACMI and various small galleries. I have travelled a lot, including undergraduate semesters in Vietnam and Mexico and have visited galleries in many countries. Can you tell me about the Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery and its purpose and objectives? The name Gee Lee-Wik Doleen was proposed by Aboriginal elders and is a Woiwurrung name meaning “The Ancestors Pride”, the gallery is located in the Hume Global Learning Centre in Craigieburn. The Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery was opened with the Global Learning Centre in 2012 and is

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What are the benefits to an artist for exhibiting at a community gallery like Gee Lee-Wik Doleen? Often we find that we are giving an artist the opportunity to exhibit their work in a gallery for the first time, so it is about giving them the opportunity to professionally display their work,

as well as giving them the curatorial support with regards to what they select to show. Whilst the exposure given to artists primarily leads to exposure within Hume, we have had a number of success stories where certain people seeing the art leads to other opportunities for the artist. Obviously there is the ability to have the work for sale as well, and we have a number of exhibitions where artists have sold a lot of their work. The gallery is also able to provide frames for the artist’s work if required and unlike most private galleries, for the selected community artists the gallery space is provided free of charge. Most of the artists in our group are working primarily with photographic and digital art techniques. Does this type of work fit with the aims of the gallery? Have you had much photographic and digital art represented in the gallery? We have had a lot of photographic shows here, but they have primarily been digital photography as opposed to digitally manipulated photography, and no real digital art exhibitions. That said I think it is something that is really going to take over, I think particularly with the next generation with so much work being created on other devices like iPads. It is an interesting discipline because the new tools are so powerful; the artist needs to make sure they are showing their originality and their genius with the use of the tools.


HUME GALLERY - INTERVIEW Cont ....

What other services or assistance does the council provide for local artists? We have the Hume Arts Awards that happen every two years now. Financial awards are made to artists following an application process. Awards are made across artistic disciplines and in three age categories, over 30, under 30 and youth. The Awards recognise the achievement of Hume’s talented artists and support costs involved in their arts practice, including further study, training, materials and equipment, professional memberships and travel. Along with all of the exhibitions we offer gallery activation programs that aim to engage the community with the artist and the work. These have been things like drawing classes, special story exchange workshops – they are always themed around the exhibition.

There are going to be two more new gallery spaces created in Hume over the next 18 months to two years or so. There is a lot of change happening in the Hume arts space, so I think we can expect a number of new programs coming on line. We are also trying to focus on knowing who is in the artists community in Hume, to try to make it more cohesive and to ensure that the artists know about any opportunities that arise. The council maintains an Artists Register via their website for this purpose. What advice would you give to an artist who is preparing to approach the gallery for an exhibition? Firstly, show us your best work and demonstrate that you have a sufficient body of work to fill the

gallery and that you are quite clear in how you want the exhibition to look and the underlying themes. It’s always impressive to see a proposal that has a piece of writing that is very clear about the intent of the exhibition. Summary It is great to see the support that my local council is providing to artists in the community. The camera club I am involved in was lucky enough to be granted an exhibition in the gallery back in 2015, and it was a really exciting time for the club. Investigating the support that might be available from your local council could be something that proves to be well worth your time. Let us know your success stories! Thank-you Tobias for your time! Andrew Haysom

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S P R I N G AWA K E N I N G by GEORGE KONCZ

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THE RE TURN OF MADDY by GEORGE KONCZ

Australia

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HOVER DARK

by HELEN AK ERSTROM

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/helen.akerstrom https://www.instagram.com/ha2260/

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MUM CUDDLES

by HELEN AK ERSTROM

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/helen.akerstrom https://www.instagram.com/ha2260/

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CARNARVON GORGE

FRENCH TOWN by GER ARD WHEL AN

Australia

http://gerryspictures.com.au/ https://artboja.com/art/abf48i/

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TIME JOY by GER ARD WHEL AN

Australia

http://gerryspictures.com.au/ https://artboja.com/art/abf48i/

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THE ARCADE by DE AN HOHN

Australia

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M E L B O U R N E L A N E WAY by DE AN HOHN

Australia

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CIT Y GIRL by L AKI ANAGNOSTIS

Australia

http://www.regencystudio.com.au

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F R O Z E N L I LY by L AKI ANAGNOSTIS

Australia

http://www.regencystudio.com.au

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OUT AND BACK #7

OUT AND BACK #8 by COLIN CAMPBEL L

Australia

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S A PIEN #1

SAPIEN #2 by COLIN CAMPBEL L

Australia

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TO PAINT OR NOT TO PAINT by Barbara Dudzinska Banner

We all put a lot of effort to create our art, we try to make our art unique, we try to master some great techniques, we are so proud of what we can achieve. At the end of creation we try to find a way to show our art to others and finally maybe sell some of our art pieces through an online art distributors or even art galleries. Unfortunately we are getting disappointed of the process at this point because opportunities are very limited. There are so many online art “galleries” where you can upload your art and start dreaming about recognition and maybe some sales. We all quickly realise that we have to constantly “like” somebody else’s art to have yours “liked” too and to be visible. When we are lucky and we sell one print at the end of this crazy process we realise that our commission was not worth the effort but on the other hand we didn’t spend any money for printing, postage and packaging. What are the other options? There is no easy answer. Everybody has a different experience. Some of us try to have exhibitions but this is usually a very expensive option. Many Australian cities have Art Societies where you can become a member and have your art exhibited every month. Unfortunately most of them do not recognise digital art as an art. How can we overcome this problem? We can try to change a classification of our work from digital print to mixed media art. We can create mixed media originals from our digital art by over painting using transparent Impasto gels and/or by adding some other techniques and elements to our prints. This way our artworks can be easier for art dealers and galleries to accept and we can also create limited editions of our art by making them all unique.

Clear Glaze

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Impasto

By definition “Mixed Media Art” is an artwork where more than one medium is used. We can add using transparent gels and small or big brushes. We can add some brush strokes to our images by following our design or just by adding creative transparent texture and maybe pieces of gold or silver foil where it will match our design intentions. Possibilities are endless and this can become a new step in our creativity. The process of over painting has been widely used through the centuries and there is a lot of information on the internet about how it can be done without damaging your print and what products to use. I’m using this technique for my artworks with textures and digital effects to make an impression of painting instead of paint over print. There are a lot of different products on the market to choose from. Some media have thick textures, some are glossy and some have a satin finish. Most off matte products are not suitable for this technique because they dry white or milky. In general this technique is only suitable for canvas prints with artistic textures and not for standard photographs. Canvas print has to be sealed with varnish or fixative first to avoid chemical reaction with gel media. There is one more technique I try myself. It’s a transfer of a print onto a piece of wood. You can print a mirror reverse image, using your home ink jet printer, on photocopy paper and using special transfer media painted over the wood and then you press your print onto another piece of wood. After your print is totally dry your image should be already transferred. Using just water you can remove paper print from the wood. This technique needs some practice but can give some very satisfying effects. Barbara Dudzinska

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D R AW N B Y H E R D E S T I N Y

B U I LT I N D A R K N E S S b y J I M D AW S O N

Australia

https://www.spiritsoulimages.com.au/

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CHAINED IN THE SPIRIT b y J I M D AW S O N

Australia

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M O C K I N G J AY b y J I M D AW S O N

Australia

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BY THE BOOK

Photography has always been in my life from the days of the “Box Brownie” and B&W developing. About 6 years ago I went digital.....then I realized that what I recorded when I pressed the shutter was not necessarily the end of the story- I could alter things to suit what my mind was seeing. The only problem was that I had no idea how to do that! I tried TAFE basic Photoshop - endless tears of frustration and 3 failed attempts and suddenly, Sebastian! He was the only one who made immediate sense. From then on I have played and enjoyed my art, being extra careful not to over complicate things . I try to always use my own models and add ons but sometimes need help. I am working very hard on the image capture side of things, the technical side of the art and a million other “bits” that make a complete package. The journey is my life!

Jim Dawson

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THE DRE AMER by DIEP TR AN

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/tranphotography https://www.instagram.com/trandiep1234/

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BE WILD AND FREE by DIEP TR AN

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/tranphotography https://www.instagram.com/trandiep1234/

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TOXIC WORLD 1

TOXIC WORLD 2 by K E VIN SIMS

New Zealand

http://www.kevinsims.co.nz https://www.artboja.com/art/fx6wd6/

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TOXIC WORLD 3

TOXIC WORLD 4 by K E VIN SIMS

New Zealand

http://www.kevinsims.co.nz https://www.artboja.com/art/fx6wd6/

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CIT Y COWBOY

INNER CIT Y by MICK ROONE Y

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U-L ADY

URBAN by MICK ROONE Y

Australia

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I M PA L A

T H E WAY by TONY STEPHENSON

Australia

https://tonystephenson.photoshelter.com/ https://artboja.com/art/v1tzlg/

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FA D E D G I R A F F E by TONY STEPHENSON

Australia

https://tonystephenson.photoshelter.com/ https://artboja.com/art/v1tzlg/

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M O V I N G F O R WA R D by DALE BOTHA

Australia

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

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PROFESSIONAL DRE AMER by DALE BOTHA

Australia

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

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A COINCIDENT

JOKER by EDWIN L EUNG

New Zealand

https://500px.com/elkynz https://artboja.com/art/ola8i6/

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M E D I TAT I O N by EDWIN L EUNG

New Zealand

https://500px.com/elkynz https://artboja.com/art/ola8i6/

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REDLAND’S FAB FOUR - A COLLABORATIVE GROUP OF FOUR PHOTO ARTISTS By Maureen Maxwell

CHINESE WHISPERS #2 “THE INTRUDER”

We had another BIG REVEAL recently of our second collaboration. This round was started by Maureen Maxwell, followed by Mick Rooney and Pam Henderson, and Gerard Whelan created the final flourishes. Even though our group was only formed recently, we find we are pushing each other creatively in many different ways. It is interesting to observe how we all ‘see’ and interpret the collaboration as it progresses. Each one of us has a very different approach. I had taken the original photo of a themed ‘Pirate’ tour boat on a lake near Mt Fuji in Japan. It was just an ordinary record shot in very poor weather, but it was a good challenge to work on. Never did I envisage how it would end up! We have so much fun sitting over dinner throwing around ideas and learning techniques from each other. It is a joy to share our ideas, interests and creativity.

The four of us hope you enjoy the next art work in our series. Maureen Maxwell

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STAGE 1 - Maureen Maxwell


REDLAND’S FAB FOUR (Cont)

CHINESE WHISPERS #2 “THE INTRUDER” STAGE 2 - Mick Rooney

STAGE 3 - Pam Henderson

FINAL STAGE - Gerard Whelan

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S H AT T E R E D I L L U S I O N S

by CHRIS TINE BARNES

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TINY DANCER

by CHRIS TINE BARNES

Australia

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SACRED KINGFISHER b y A N D R E W H AY S O M

Australia

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L AUGHING KOOK ABURR A b y A N D R E W H AY S O M

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/ajhaysom/ https://artboja.com/art/v7yyb0/

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L ANDSCAPE ART

I M A G I N AT I O N by SHARON R ANK MORE

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/0719aj/

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TERR ACES 1 by SHARON R ANK MORE

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/0719aj/

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F ROG’S CARD

F UNK Y THING’S CARD by JULIA HARWOOD

Australia

https://www.juliaharwood.com https://artboja.com/art/s6w7af/

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SAND MAIDEN by JULIA HARWOOD

Australia

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H AT E L E G A N C E

HIDDEN EYES by JACK MCK ENZIE

New Zealand

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SKETCHY LOVERS

PORCEL AIN GIRL by JACK MCK ENZIE

New Zealand

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M A G M AT I Z E D

T H E C H U R C H AT T H I N G V E L L I R by COLIN K IL LICK

Australia

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CITY MOSAIC by COLIN K IL LICK

Australia

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GOLDEN BE AUT Y by BARBAR A DUDZINSK A

Australia

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WISDOM by BARBAR A DUDZINSK A

Australia

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BEING ALIVE

AND I GOT LOST

by ILONA ABOU -ZOLOF

Australia

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AFRICAN ELEPHANT BULL

A F R I C A N E L E P H A N T FA M I LY

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MY PHOTOGRAPHY, MY ART, MY PASSION By Lynn Jenkins To me my photography and my art is always about passion. I am always open to learning new skills and new techniques which often take me outside of my “passion centres” but as lifelong learning is one of my key drivers, skill development is actually not too far off the mark, even if the subject matter is not my preference. My greatest passion subject, however, will always be horses. Other animals and wildlife too of course, but as horses are such an es sential part of my life, they are my biggest calling as a subject. My “day job” is working with people and horses to develop selfawareness, leadership and build high per formance teams. As both coach and chroni cler at these workshops my aim is always to capture the emotion of the moment for participants so they will have an anchor back to their learning. I have also produced various teaching aides based around the feelings and emotions the horses engender in me and others.

Capturing the majesty, beauty and emotion of horses does have its difficulties, even when you are surrounded by them as I am. Despite all the images you see of horses gal loping free, manes and tails blowing in the wind, the reality is that they spend the major ity of their day eating, slowly moving step by step, heads down. This may bring a smile to the owner’s eye as she looks at their healthy glossy coats but you can only have so many pictures of horses eating. Their next favourite thing is to stand at the gate watch ing you to see if you are going to bring them something tasty to add to their diet of grass. Beautiful big soulful eyes and pricked ears, soon your collection of images begins to look very much the same. For a very small fraction of the day, they run around like in all those lovely photos and it is always when your camera, even your phone, is elsewhere.

distort them. My preference is to use a telephoto lens and be further away rather than up close, unless I am taking eyes. One of my biggest disappointments was when my stallion was engaged for a promotional shoot for a hotel with a professional photographer. Barely any of the photos were usable. He got the lighting, exposure etc, perfectly, but my gorgeous, well proportioned, dainty headed horse looked like some misshapen monster.

Photographing horses is all about angles and perspective. There is a real skill in filling a frame with a large animal that does not

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In Thrall To The Wind Digging For Gold

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MY PHOTOGRAPHY, MY ART, MY PASSION (CONT...)

Messy Background

Two years ago a couple of things came into my life that have had a profound influence on my photography and art. The first was to go on an organised horse photography workshop. The format was not to have a lot of instruction, it was all about location, location, location. And helpers! I was “forced” to endure this hardship in Tuscany, poor me. What a feast for the eyes is this well recorded area of the world but we had little time for landscapes as we were taken each day to a new venue to photograph horses. Some days the horses were lose in an enclosed space and our help ers got them moving around with claps, waving arms or shaking sticks. Showy stallions pranced and bucked and snorted. Other days we were in big open paddocks with people mustering the horses from horseback so we had big mobs flying past. As a bunch of photographers in the midst of galloping horses you “hold the line” as bearing down on you they will see the line as something to be avoided so will wheel around you. If you stand separately, or leave gaps in the line they will aim for those gaps to get through. I am still working with the treasure trove of images I captured over that week. The other thing that came into my life at that time was Adobe – specifically Lightroom and Photoshop. Up to then I had only been tweak

ing photos with some fairly basic editing software. When I enrolled in the workshop it mentioned we would be spending some time working on our images in Lightroom and Photoshop, so about a week before I went I purchased them both. Pretty much opened, had stage fright and closed them again. I did work out how to use some basics from youtube, but let’s say my skill base was pretty low. It improved during the workshop but hardly a power user. Back home I found a few youtube video’s to watch when I wanted to practice a technique I had heard about but I was still pretty much just tweaking photos. Then in January 2017 I came across the Photoshop artistry self-study course. Great – here is a course with a logical flow, all set up for me to follow in my own time. I learnt a load more skills and my images started to move from being straight photographic art to digital art, but it was slow going, I was easily distracted by other pressing matters. I had not yet located my artistic imaginative inner self. Then in July this year I had the opportunity to join Awake, and through that Artists Down Under. Suddenly my creativity exploded. I no longer had to find time for my art; I had to find time away from my art to do everything else required in a busy a life.

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Shadow Study

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My photos of my own horses still tend towards the ambling, food orientated type with occasional opportunities for a bit more activity and I do not have “helpers” at my beck and call, but I can do so much more with those images now. And my birthday present to myself next year is to return to Europe, this time for two weeks of workshops in Portugal and Spain. Armed with more skill and a better eye for what I need, I am sure I will come back with a lifetime’s worth of new images to turn into works of art. Lynn Jenkin

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A MOTHER’S LOVE

LOOKING FOR LOVE by L E ANNE M WIL LIAMS

Australia

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AND TIME STOOD STILL

E AGLE GUARDIAN by L E ANNE M WIL LIAMS

Australia

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OBLIVIOUS

SHIPWRECKED by L E ANNE M WIL LIAMS

Australia

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F O R M WA H I have been creating art since I was very young. My love of painting with oils, acrylics, pastels, anything I could use to draw or paint with was what always made me happy and then I found photography and Photoshop. It gave me a completely different medium to use and to this day I am still loving it. I took up photography 5 years ago to take photos of birds and other nature and ever since then it has become a huge part of my life. The combination of photography, art and Photoshop has slowly evolved and has become my passion. I love a challenge and am always pushing my art, photography and Photoshop capabilities to the limits by trying different techniques, styles and incorporating my love of birds and other animals into my art. Nature is my inspiration. Have had numerous online interviews. Created a DVD that has sold worldwide and have been published in online magazines. Received an award in a world wide CD Cover competition and many Book Covers also feature my art. I have been commissioned by clients, have won worldwide photographic competi tions, along with placing 1st in a Photographic Competition that was up against over 100,000 entrants. I have been very fortunate to have had many Art Collectors purchase my art and they proudly hang on their walls. I am also a Nature Photographer and have received “Highly Commended” awards with Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography (SSNEP) along with “Photo of the Year” with the Kiama-Shellharbour Camera Club. I have had my photos exhibited at the Old Fire Station Kiama, NSW, Australia along with exhibitions of my art in Queensland and Wollongong, NSW, Australia. You are more than welcome to visit my YouTube Channel Even though they are my older artworks and photos, it just shows the versatility art can bring.

https://www.youtube.com/user/leannewilliams333 I hope my art touches your Heart and Soul as it does mine.

Leanne M Williams

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DUNE DANCER b y A N N L AV I N

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DAISY CARD b y A N N L AV I N

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WEEDS IN THE WIND

B I R D S O F PA R A D I S E by INGRID DOUGL AS

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R AIN DANCERS ON THE ROOF

F I R E D R E A M I N G - WA R U T J U K U R R PA by INGRID DOUGL AS

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KINGS CANYON - MELBOURNE

LOST - MELBOURNE by INEK E CL ARK

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BUDAPEST BLUES

CITY by INEK E CL ARK E

Australia

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TIME SLIPS THROUGH MY HANDS by LOUISE CAMPBELL

Australia

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WAT C H I N G U S by LOUISE CAMPBELL

Australia

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G E T T I N G I N T H E FA C E O F B E A U T Y by HEIDE HOF F MAN

New Zealand

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HERE I COME by HEIDE HOF F MAN

New Zealand

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NEW ZE AL AND 3

NEW ZE AL AND 4 by MERR AN G ÂÛ

New Zealand

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NEW ZE AL AND 5 by MERR AN G ÂÛ

New Zealand

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GR ACE FOREVER

WINTER by ONA BOORMAN

Australia

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DEAR DIARY by ONA BOORMAN

Australia

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STARSTRUCK - AUSTRALIAN MOVIE PORTRAITS By Margaret Kalms Starstruck is a celebration of 100 years of movies and a unique collaboration between the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) and the National Portrait Gallery (NPG).

The Cinesound casting scrapbook c1936-1940 shows a whole double spread of classically goodlooking actresses. I would love to leaf through the whole book.

We all like watching our favourite actors on the big screen. We go into a dark room, suspend our reality, forget our worries and enjoy the fantasy world of movies. We explore places, events and emotions that we wouldn’t normally experience.

A very young Jacki Weaver as Susie in, Patersen 1974, looks bright and alive, photographed by Suzy Wood. I loved the comment by the producer during an intimate scene, “Now show us some suburban lust.” But Suzy Wood’s portrait shows a big open smile on a sweet young face!

I love the full-on extravagance of movies; the effort to find that exact prop, that specific location, the most suitable actor, the designing of appropriate costumes and of course, the special effects and stunts. As a still photographer, I find movies extravagant, outrageously following someone’s dream, persisting until it’s a reality. Still photographers can learn from this audaciousness. The exhibition in the NPG shows the teamwork, selection scrapbooks, the crews, selection proofs, even several iconic costumes, and the portraits capture the personalities of the actors as they bring to life their chosen characters. It’s an ambitious exhibition from The Sentimental Bloke of 1919 until recently. So many movies, carefully chosen, showing authentic moments of style, costume and culture. All 275 items are iconic and will bring back specific memories of time and place. All are worthy of an extended look. I was mesmerised by an exquisite portrait of Margot Rhys by well-known photographer, Athol Smith, Heritage, 1935. Several portraits in this classical style are displayed including Errol Flynn in 1938 by George Hurrell and an autographed portrait of Peter Finch from the 1950s. The dramatic lighting emphasises their rugged good looks.

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Vivian Zinc captures a photographer measuring the light caressing Nicole Kidman’s face during a shoot for Emerald City in 1988. A quiet moment in a busy schedule with so many layers of meaning and Nicole trying to ignore the photographer. Then a powerful Nicole as Rae Ingram by Jim Sheldon, Dead Calm, 1989. She is holding a spear gun with a fierce grip and looks defiantly past the camera. I was so excited to see two costumes from Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, 1994; a green sequined corset with a long train and a dress with matching handbag made of hot pink and orange thongs! The latter costume, designed by Tim Chappel, cost only $17! Amazing! Proof, 1991, with Hugo Weaving as Martin and Russell Crowe as Andy, photographed by Jennifer Mitchell was especially poignant to me as a photographer. This is a story of a blind photographer whose friend describes the photos for him so he can edit them. This thought is both freeing and frightening, but certainly intriguing. We can be too precious with our photos. It can be freeing send them into the world and allow someone else to evaluate them. Set in 1922, David Gulpilil plays the tracker in The Tracker, 2002. Matt Nettheim captured his depth

of expression in haunting eyes that followed me around the room. I’m sure he could track me down! Who can forget the poignant story of RabbitProof Fence, 2002. Out on an endless salt pan, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan and Everlyn Sampi as Daisy, Gracie and Molly shot by Matt Nettheim, look so vulnerable searching for their family after being abducted! For the animal lovers, see Nick Yardley as Snow with the dog, Kanga in Bush Christmas, 1947. Other dog portraits from Red Dog, 2011, and Red Dog: True Blue, 2016, by David Darcy captures the cheeky character and intelligence of the dog. Another animal featured is the pelican from Storm Boy, 1976, by David Kynoch with Greg Rowe as Mike. I could have spent much longer at the NPG. There were so many treasures to view, luckily I can visit again as Starstruck runs until 4 March 2018. You can see many of the films featured in Starstruck in their full restored glory until 12 March 2018 at the NFSA. To check times: http://starstruck.gov.au/whatson/all Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits will tour to venues in South Australia, regional New South Wales and Queensland. Thank you National Portrait Gallery of Australia for the use of these iconic portraits.

Margaret Kalms


Lottie Lyell as Doreen and Arthur Tauchert as ‘The Bloke’, The Sentimental Bloke, 1919, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Nick Yardley as Snow with dog Kanga, Bush Christmas, 1947, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

Nicole Kidman as Rae Ingram hold ing a spear gun by Jim Sheldon, Dead Calm, 1989, Courtesy Ken nedy Miller Mitchell, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Margot Rhys by Athol Shmith, Heritage, 1935, Directed by Charles Chauvel, Courtesy Ric Chauvel Carlsson, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Autographed portrait of Peter Finch, 1950s, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Hugo Weaving as Martin by Jen nifer Mitchell, Proof, 1991, Courtesy House and Moorhouse Films Pty Ltd, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Publicity portrait of Margot Rhys by Athol Smith, Heritage, 1935, Courtesy Ric Chauvel Carlsson, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Greg Rowe as Storm Boy holding Mr Percival by David Kynoch, Storm Boy, 1976, Courtesy South Australian Film Corporation, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan and Everlyn Sampi as Daisy, Gracie and Molly by Matt Nettheim, Rabbit-Proof Fence, 2002, Courtesy Phillip Noyce, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

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K I N G PA R R O T b y LY N D A R L I N G T O N

Australia

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K O O K A B U R R A . . .WAT C H I N G . . .WA I T I N G b y LY N D A R L I N G T O N

Australia

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THE GR AMOPHONE MAN b y K A R E N WA A L W Y K

Australia

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THE COOKIE TR AIL b y K A R E N WA A L W Y K

Australia

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UNDER PRESSURE by JULIE P OWEL L

Australia

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WOLF MAN by JULIE P OWEL L

Australia

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T H E PA R T Y

T O WA R D S T H E G O A L by P HIL L IPA F R EDERIKSEN

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LIGHT UP THE WORLD

THE ARTIST by P HIL L IPA F R EDERIKSEN

Australia

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BELL A-ROSA

MY OLD BOOK OF DRE AMS by AL BAMASS

Australia

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BLUE PE ARL by AL BAMASS

Australia

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AT T H E E N D O F T H E D AY by MARY KNAGGS

Australia

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UNDER THE PIER by MARY KNAGGS

Australia

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SHIPWRECK

ZEBR AS FIGHT by CHRIS TINA BRUNTON

Australia

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F E AT H E R E D B A L L E R I N A by CHRIS TINA BRUNTON

Australia

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THE CREATION OF RAPUNZEL By Julie Powell What

As a child, I had a deep love and fascination for stories, particularly fairy-tales, and especially the Grimm Brothers, dark and foreboding. I used to love to put on little plays and re-enact those stories, or even create my own. As we grow up and become adults we are often told to put away our childish stories and become a sensible adult. And I did. For years, I had jobs, got married, had children (who allowed me to tell stories and play make-believe again). Then fate handed me a camera and took me on a journey of discovery again. I allow myself to delve into these stories again, in greater depth. Those who join me, get caught up in the excitement and joy of creation as well.

A New Age Story

Into A Dark Forest

Why

So many Fairy-tales have been rewritten by the likes of Disney, and more. I have also created my own versions, Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Cinderella. Rapunzel was an enigma of sorts. So dark and ridiculous, I was intrigued. I decided I wanted to re-write her story, how would it play out now? I became slightly obsessed, as I often do with a series I am working on. I wanted it to have a happy ending, shouldn’t all fairy-tales have a happy ending? I didn’t want any other characters in my series, I purely wanted to concentrate on Rapunzel and took her on her own journey of self-discovery, from lost, scared and lonely to a capable young woman in charge of her own destiny. I have destroyed the original moral of the story, and have re-written it to encourage young women to make a stand for themselves, to be strong and brave, and they do not need to be held prisoner for their life to have meaning.

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How

I wanted to keep certain aspects true; the forest, the long-braided hair, I wanted suitable clothing, modest, simple, ageless. These things took time to find. I re-wrote the story and then created images in my mind for key parts. I wrote copious notes in my journal, little sketches of the images I saw in my mind. Starting with opening sequences and the escape. I wanted it to be dark and foreboding like the story, but end in a happier mood. Colour, played a big part, as did lighting. Mostly it was shot on a tripod in a deep dark forest, using only natural lighting and a reflector to catch it. Technically it was quite challenging. I could have shot in the studio, but this was one piece I really wanted to shoot on location.

Choices

Dangers Unknown

Where

There was never any doubt in my mind where to shoot this. In East Warburton, Victoria there is an old Redwood Forest, most feel it has mystical, magical properties, and perhaps it does. I have shot there many times, in Spring and Winter, during the night and at sunrise. People visit here all the time, they build giant nests on the ground between trees from fallen limbs. It is cool, calm, quiet and even when there are lots of visitors, you can still find a quiet spot to work in. It is also very dark, so to shoot deep in the forest, we needed to be there about midday to get some natural light through the tree canopy.

New Friends #1

New Friends #2

Who

There was never any doubt about who would play Rapunzel in my mind either. My model Hayley, herself a survivor of domestic violence, is a fellow creative soul, she has often worked on some of my more artistic pieces. She understands the creative journey and she trusts my vision completely. Plus, we enjoy each other’s company. We both worked to find just the right costume (specially bought for this shoot), we sourced and found a wig, the floral crown I had, as did Hayley own the boots, everything else was shot on set.

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The Night Watches Over You

The Tower

When

We had a few false starts, this piece had been in planning for so long, but had to cancel a few times due to bad weather. Eventually, a day came, late in Spring, it was hot, and storms were expected (again), but I made the call to attempt, as I had waited too long already. So, a long day was ahead of us, the drive out there nearly one and a half hours, there and then back. It was hot and humid, but thankfully in the forest, it was cool. Poor Hayley was wearing a very heavy velvet dress, no fun in the heat. Due to months of planning, I knew exactly what shots I wanted and where, the exact pose the, expression, I shot all 12 images in just over one hour. Editing these images took much longer. Each image I created and then left and came back a day later and re-worked, mostly for colouration and lighting, some images are composites, like Choices and some have no additional elements at all, but needed an artistic touch to bring the image in my mind to the screen in front of me.

A Big Wide World

Freedom And Release

Julie Powell

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BEHIND THE WIRE

THE DOOR by ANTHE A SCOT TE

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PA S S I N G T I M E

COUNTING SHEEP

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L ADY CELESTIA by ANTHE A SCOT TE

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PYRO

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COUR AGE by ANTHE A SCOT TE

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PA N D O R A’ S B I R D C A G E

Photography has been my main hobby and passion since the early 1980’s, so it was quite a change to go from film to digital photography in 2009. A friend showed me Photoshop and I was immediately taken with all the creative possibilities! My early working life was in the photographic printing trade, so I could easily see how the same types of edits I would make in the dark room could be made using Photoshop and a computer. I quickly discovered that ‘playing’ with digital images was very satisfying and a creative boon. However, a few years later I became frustrated, feeling that there was something more I could be doing with this creative outlet, something wonderful just out of my reach. I started searching, not wanting to do a course on Photoshop as such, but wanting something more. One day I discovered Sebastian Michaels’ Photoshop Artistry course and I got so excited! This was what I had been searching for! I then joined AWAKE, and later KAIZEN and have found both a wonderful outlet for my crazy imaginings and a wonderful community of supportive artists. I wouldn’t say I have a particular style, nor do I stick to a particular genre of digital art – basically I get an image and the story behind it in my head and set about creating that on my computer. Anthea Scotte

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BARNSLEY GARDENS #2 b y AT H A L I E TAY L O R

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WA R S Z AWA b y AT H A L I E TAY L O R

Australia

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DRE AMING

DEVIL DESIRES by ALI OPPY

New Zealand

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S E N T H E W O O D FA I R Y by ALI OPPY

New Zealand

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GONE FISHING

FA R , FA R AWAY PA L A C E by MICHELLE DRUMMOND

New Zealand

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FA R , FA R AWAY

JUNGLE BOOK by MICHELLE DRUMMOND

New Zealand

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HE AL THE SADDENED HE ART

E M I LY by HAZEL BL AKE

Australia

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R ACHEL 3 by HAZEL BL AKE

Australia

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FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE by CINZIA HAR T

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G I R L W I T H T H E D R A G O N F LY TAT T O O by CINZIA HAR T

Australia

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OVERCOME AND RECONNECT by JOHANNA GOUDSBLOM

New Zealand

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ROHESE by JOHANNA GOUDSBLOM

New Zealand

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PORT ARTHUR PRISON

PORT MELBOURNE PIER by JACQUELINE GOSS

Australia

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A N E W D AW N I N G by JACQUELINE GOSS

Australia

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