Monthly Archives: May 2012
A nice surprise on the newsagent shelves at the Sydney airport this morning… My portrait of The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Artistic Director, Richard Tognetti on the cover of The latest issue of Limelight Magazine.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tagging along once again with writer, Matt Siegel this time saw us five hours north of Perth in Western Australia’s wheat belt. Our destination; the secessionist state of The Principality of Hutt River and our host, it’s founder, Prince Leonard. The story appeared earlier this week in the print edition of Bloomberg Businessweek but can also be viewed on the Businessweek website.
Monday, May 21, 2012
An extended version of my recent exhibition, Blue Highways will feature in a slide night – The Creative Exchange – at The MEAA in Redfern this Thursday night. Also on show will be the work of David Maurice Smith, Garry Trinh and the event organiser himself, Pete Longworth. To see a preview of Blue Highways, CLICK HERE.
One of my favourite Australian live bands, Wolf & Cub is in the process of recording a third album. Along the way they’re drip feeding fans with a new track hear and there. Here are two BRAND NEW tunes, Shut Me Out // Got Nothing Coming fresh off the press. You’ll also find their other, recently released double tracker, See The Light // All Through The Night. Happy listening, aq…
As a relative newcomer to the world of literary fiction – as I heard it referred to in a conversation at the Sydney Writer’s Festival today – I’ve ascribed little time for modern titles, instead I wading through the vast oceans of classics. Two books that were recently given to me as gifts (Thank you Aunty Sue & Paulie) however, have made me realise that there is just as much, if not more reward in coming across a future classic. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes is a story filled with pathos that, as the beautifully sentimental title suggests, looks into questions of time and memory. One passage that piqued my interest, while perhaps relevant to a broader discussion on fiction versus non fiction went as follows: “Real literature was about psychological, emotional and social truth as demonstrated by the actions and reflections of its protagonists”. The quote stood out to me because it puts better than I’ve been able to, the way that historical or literary fiction can be equally enlightening to the facts of a time, person or place as any non fiction can.
The second, also in this category of historically accurate fiction, is by Australian author, Elliot Perlman. Its title, The Street Sweeper, while not eluding to the themes of the book, refers to the down-on-luck but full-of-heart central character, Lamont Williams whom the book revolves around and to whom the story of a Holocaust survivor is told. Perlman spent 8 years researching for the book and the result is a thoroughly heartening yet brutally realistic portrayal of an oft but never over-told story of modern history.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
This weekend The Bondi Pavilion will host a series of seminars headlined by one of the legends of colour photography, David Alan Harvey. Warming up the mic before David, myself, Cameron Gray from The Pool Collective and Siberian-based, Valeriy Klamm will be presenting at 10am on the topic of photographic collectives. For tickets and more info see the HeadOn website. Hope to see you there. aq.
Thursday, May 3, 2012