Thursday, 29 April 2010

Art Melbourne 2010 22/04/10-25/04/10.

The Art Melbourne 2010; Melbourne's affordable Art fair, was up and running for all to see during ANZAC weekend at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens. Thanks to the Outre' Gallery, I was invited to tag along for the majority of days the fair was open.

The fair kicked off on Thursday night at the grand opening. Free champagne was supplied as many got the first glimpse of the collected works of over 800 Australian and International artists (represented by over 100 galleries).

Displaying a wide range of artworks to suit all tastes and budgets, the Art Fair 2010 was an incredible day out to bask in the glory of art and the art world. Many artists such as Angelique Houtkamp; a world famous painter popular within the tattoo culture, Doug Bartlett; the collaboration between artists Nick Morris and Dave Bowers, and Kaitlin Beckett; a talented painter/mix media artist, made up just a small part of the artists involved in the Art Melbourne 2010.

Angelique Houtkamp's "The Girl I Love"
Kaitlin Beckett's "Walker"

Nick Morris' "Personal Attention"

Call it bias if you must, but in my opinion, I found the Outre' Gallery space to be the best overall. It may be down to personal taste or character, but it seemed to me that Outre' had by far the most refined and interesting pieces out of the whole Art fair.

Overall I believe the Art Fair was a amazing triumph, just like previous years. The atmosphere of the event was full of excitement and awe and I look forward to attending in years to come.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Test Shot.

This is a test shot for my recent project for my next review.

Over the past month I have collected obsolete televisions from unwanted owners. With this collection (which is around 15-20 televisions) I planned to create an installation, giving these devices a new function and meaning. It is also making a statement on how frequently we upgrade our technology, ultimately questioning if we really need to, not to mention observing how much waste and rubbish we collect doing so.

 I recently shot the T.V's in an empty lot, but due to the weather conditions being too bright, the images didn't achieve what I had originally pictured.

I decided to re-shoot in my garage, where the televisions are currently stored. The above image is what I captured today. I think this environment is more sucessful as I can manipulate not only the imagery, but the lighting and environment surround it. I also have the ability to take my time with the photo-shoot, instead of rushing; which is what happened when photographing within the empty lot, as I did not own the block of land.


Thursday, 15 April 2010

Art Melbourne 2010.

Thanks to the beautiful people at Outre gallery in Melbourne, I have won double passes to the Art Melbourne 2010!
I will be reviewing the Art Fair so ~watch this space~

Just wanted to say a big thanks to Outre gallery for the tickets.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010


Taken on my adventures around the suburbs.

Friday, 2 April 2010


Australia can look so beautiful, especially out the window of a car.

Thursday, 1 April 2010