This opens on Saturday 3rd July at 69 Smith St Gallery Collingwood at 4pm.
This is the image on the invitation. I have 3 works in the exhibition
The exhibition runs until July 17th 2010.
I wrote the media release below:
As I walked Out is the title of the first exhibition by members of 69 Smith St Gallery who have been meeting over the last twelve months to share their interest in photography.
The inspiration for the title came from the memoir by Laurie Lee As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning. It is the story of how, in the 1930s, he leaves the security of his village in Gloucestershire to start a new life, at the same time embarking on an epic journey to Spain by foot. His colourful descriptions from the utterly squalid to the utterly beautiful evocatively capture the spirit and atmosphere of the towns and countryside he passes. Most importantly, he sees the world in a completely new light, and he is changed by what he sees and experiences.
It is with the same sense of anticipation and eagerness to see the world in a new way that the contributors to this exhibition walked out, - camera in hand, eager to leave the security of our day to day view of the world in order to see new possibilities and perspectives.
When we look through the lens we begin to select and shape what we see and what we want to convey to others - we are the acutely aware of the freedom that the camera allows us to capture and interpret our worlds.
This framed observation of the world can be surprising and exhilarating, poignant and amusing.
We have been changed by the experience of walking out and closely observing our world; we hope that visitors to our exhibition are too.