Friday, November 21, 2008

NGV exhibition Andreas Gursky

Went to a talk by the Munich based curator for the Gursky show Thomas Weski at the NGV.
His talk traced the history of the altered/staged photograph in history from Walker Evans to Robert Shaw and William Eggleston.
The current exhibition at the gallery is extensive. It includes the famous 99 cent store which is 207 by 337cm.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Melbourne - love being back

Melbourne is such a beautful city, I took this photo even though the day was overcast

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Green House at Fed Square

In town this week for various appointments. Called in for a coffee at the Greenhouse - a temporary structure at Fed Square which is meant to raise awareness of environmental issues.
The walls are frames with black planters containing strawberry plants. The furniture is made from recycled wood, and the coffee glassess were jars. The construction uses natural light and ventilation.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Last Painting Assignment

Completed the last 2 pictures for Painting 1 at NMIT.

They are after photographs I took at Cockatoo Island earlier this year.

Medium is oil.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Last Photography assignments

Final pieces for Photgraphy 1 at NMIT were submitted Thursday.
The one I finished this week was the reworking of a faint black and white digital image;
I used oil pastels.

The other work was a photo montage/collage.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Working to complete photography assignment

Assembling this was complex. It involved using the jig saw to cut the MDF backing. It is around 900cm x 600cm. Made up of my own photos with mixed media to modify.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Back to Melbourne

Had to go into town to the City Library to get some books for an assignment. But the train was not running. Everybody was cross.
This young boy was on the station was bored and was playing with a string and a can - a kind of circus equipment. He expressed the frustration we all felt.
I thought the colour of his shirt matched the signals - as did the shape of the cylinder he was spinning.