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Coral Lands - Upcoming Exhibition

'Lucid Orchid Dream' from Coral Lands

I am very very excited to announce my upcoming solo exhibition CORAL LANDS at Saint Cloche in Sydney this Winter. This series has been a work in progress for the past six months and I can't wait to show it to you. If you're in Sydney on the 20th of June, I would love to see your faces at the opening night for a drink! 

Exhibiting at Saint Cloche, Sydney

Opening night 20th June 6-8pm

37 MacDonald St, Paddington NSW Australia

20th June - 1st July 2018

www.saintcloche.com

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Florence Exhibition

I'm very excited to announce that I’ve been invited to exhibit some new work at a secret 15th Century Palace in my most favourite place in the whole world, Florence, Italy this October.

This image is an outtake from ‘Discolour’d ~ Floral Games’, accidentally shot on expired c-22 colour film & developed as black and white.

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C-22

Last year whilst shooting the ‘Discolour’d ~ Floral Games’ series, I shot off a roll of what I thought was expired black & white verichrome pan film, and then realised I had actually shot a roll of Kodacolor-X C-22, which is discontinued film and no longer processed by any lab that I could find. Until today.

I finally managed to find a lab who could hand process this old film, which was introduced in the 1950s and discontinued in 1972, superseded by the C-41 process. The development of the film material was carried out at temperatures of around 75F (24 degrees Celsius), making the process incompatible with the modern process, which uses a temperate of 38 degrees Celsius.

I’m so glad I managed to finally get it developed.

ABC ART BITES: 'MIRROR'

ABC Art Bites: MIRROR Series 1, Episode 1

I journeyed back to Wytaliba, a community just outside of Glen Innes, NSW, where I was born, to piece together the fleeting moments of my parents relationship and to find the mud brick home that they built together when I was a baby.

I created two self-portraits in this beautiful & haunting place. One in the river where my mother used to swim when she was pregnant with me and one in the mud brick house which my parents built with their bare hands. 

Stepping foot in my old house, which has now been reclaimed by nature, was a sad and beautiful thing. This self portrait for me was a collation of all of my feelings about this place.

A huge huge thank you to Producer Kate Paul, Director Brodie Poole, Cameraman Dave May & the ABC for this extraordinarily incredible and once in a lifetime experience, one I will treasure in my memory & heart for always xx

You can view the full episode here - https://iview.abc.net.au/programs/art-bites-mirror/AC1705Q001S00#

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'MIRROR' ABC ART BITES

I am very nervous & excited to announce that the 'Mirror' ABC Art Bites episode which was based on my childhood story will be released on the 17th of April on ABC iview.

I am extremely humbled to be a part of this incredible once in a lifetime opportunity, and to be invited to create a self portrait in my childhood home for this episode was an incredibly special experience.

@abc_arts #artbitesabc #abc #film #selfportrait

 

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JAPAN ON FILM

It's an understatement to say that I am excited to show you our beautiful adventures of Japan on film.

This was the first time in the history of ever travelling overseas that I decided, not without hesitation, to leave my heavy digital cameras and one million different lenses at home, capturing everything I saw on film only.

I hope you like xxx

'In Dreams' inspiration

Australian Musician & Composer, Sophie Van Dijk has written a piece of music called 'Synthetic Glasshouse', which was inspired by the fish featured in 'In Dreams' from the Plastic Fish series.

'The piece imagines the sound world of the fish as it moves from being motionless to trying to escape from the plastic bag. It is a sonic collage of light, colour and texture. I was particularly captured by the colours on the fish and the light that comes from behind its find. The music reflects the immense beauty of the fish, as well as the reality that this fish is trapped.

The title The Synthetic Glasshouse implies two meanings: the first the beauty and wonder as light filters through the glass; the scond darker side – the fish’s plastic prison, the ‘glasshouse‘ - Sophie Van Dijk

You can have a listen here - https://www.sophievandijk.com/por…/the-synthetic-glasshouse/

CORAL LANDS EXHIBITION

A black & white outtake from my new underwater photographic series for upcoming solo exhibition 'Coral Lands', opening 20th June in Sydney at Saint Cloche Gallery.

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Fifty Shades Freed

It’s that time again. Fifty Shades Freed, sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, has just been released in Cinemas worldwide, with ‘Anja #22’ print hanging in the dining room of Christian Grey’s apartment. This print has almost sold out in all four sizes. 

Head to the print store to order a limited edition - http://lilliwaters.bigcartel.com/product/anja-22

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Art Aesthetica Art Prize Finalist for 2018

I am so surprised & incredibly humbled to learn that ‘In Dreams’ has been selected as a finalist in the Art Aesthetica Art Prize for 2018!

‘In Dreams’ will be screened in the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 17 May - 30 September, York Art Gallery, UK, and featured in the Art Aesthetica Prize Anthology.

The book showcases the work of 100 of the most exciting artists from around the world and is a dynamic guide to International Contemporary Art.

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Work in progress for upcoming exhibition..

I’ve been hiding under a rock a little bit of late, working on a new experimental underwater photography series for my upcoming solo exhibition at Saint Cloche gallery in Sydney later this year.

I really can’t wait to show you ✨🌸✨

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'Mirror Mirror' ABC Art Bites series filming in Wytaliba, NSW

I’m finding it hard to put into words the mixed feelings & overwhelming emotions I’ve experienced over the last few days, exploring for the first time since I was a baby, the Wytaliba commune I lived on.

I managed to find the mud brick house that my mother & father built with their bare hands, the orchard that they planted & the same swimming hole my mother bathed in when she was pregnant with me.

I want to thank from the bottom of my heart Producer @katepaul_inc Director @brodie_mmm Cameraman @davetallstory & local resident Carol Sparks for giving me this very surreal and once in a lifetime opportunity.

‘Mirror Mirror’ ABC Art Bites series screens in April 2018.

To my partner in crime & love of my life Jacob, thank you for your genius ness, overwhelming support and for being by my side through the ups and downs, the tears and the joy of every moment I was lucky enough to spend in this magical place, I will carry it in my heart always xx

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Opening night for STILL: National Still Life Award

Unbelievably humbled to be a part of STILL: National Still Life Award opening night at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery tonight!

I was blown away by the extremely high calibre of talent in one room!!

A huge congratulations to winner Sarah Goffman with her beautiful contemporary reproductions of ceramic pieces using plastic, so very clever & what a gorgeous acceptance speech.

A huge thanks the judge Lisa Slade, curator Jo Besley & Co-ordinator Cath Fogarty, as well as all of the helpers & volunteers for putting on such a wonderful evening, what an incredible honour.

The STILL exhibition at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery will run from November until January 18th 2018.

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Rigby House, Cnr Coff & Duke Sts, Coffs Harbour.

'Our Love is Plastic' from the Plastic Fish series is a finalist amongst 62 amazing artworks.

Here are all of the finalists