Journal

New Diversity Art Store Opens

In Alex’s wanderings around the web he discovered that it was quite difficult to find and buy artwork online for gay people… Porn yes. Art no.

Then he looked at the LITQBG groups on Redbubble and thought there was some amazing stuff that a lot of people would want on their walls… but nestled in amonst other works that wouldn’t be considered so commercial.

So he invited me to be a co-host and we created the Diversity Art Store as a place for more mainstream art that still provides an alternative view. A place where perhaps more clueless straight friends could have a look at buying art knowing there’s a good chance their gay/lesbian/bi/trans/queer friends would be happy hanging it somewhere in their house… While other groups are about fantastic expression of diverse ideas, this group …

Thanks-online photo gallery 'This Is Oz'.

Hi everyone.

I just wanted to thank you all for your support and participation in This Is Oz The site will continue for a few months so feel free to dop by before we close it down. It is a massive success and keeps getting better.

For a recent cover story on the site see this article featuring Anton Enus (SBS news reader) in a Sydney magazine – SX

There is also a cover story featuring Rhys Bobridge from So You Think You Can Dance in the Blaze magazine in Adelaide

There have been other articles and stories in Australian media. But the big one is to come.

We will be having an article / story in the Sydney Morning Herald very soon so keep your eyes peeled for it.

Thanks again…you have made a huge difference.

Peace
Robert

Johnny and Dave on exhibit - Sydney

I’m thinking of bringing Dave and Johnny off the streets and into a gallery – of all places, for THE PRIDE ART EXHIBITION

So if you want to see J&D printed and pinned to a Darlinghurst (Sydney) wall come along. I’ll be putting packets of postcards together too – because they want their messages to live and fly….

With any luck I can find them somewhere and drag them along too. But its cold and they are still in love.

Its part of Pride Week in Sydney (see a bit more info here) and the collective exhibition has an opening party on Tuesday 23rd June (6 – 8pm) at the Tap Gallery Darlinghurst. The exhibition runs till June 28th. All GLBQ artists are invited to exhibit in this exhibition but work needs to be delivered by Monday 21st of June. That’s t…

Published!...we have Spunk

Stop press!!!!!

I’d proudly like to let you know that Alexander Edwards from Red Bubble and I have been published in the premier edition of the Sydney based Spunk magazine.

Spunk was launched last night in Sydney at a huge Mardi Gras party event. It’s soon to be made available through bookshops in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Woooohoooo!

My image ‘This is Not a Love Song’ is also been put on their website pages here

Spunk is the “the long awaited magazine which seeks to showcase the diversity and perversity of masculine and male genders. Inspired by the creativity of our own communities and frustration and boredom with mainstream and gaystream representations of ways of ‘being a man’, SPUNK wants to help build and create a platform to encourage and …

Johnny and Dave - an explanation

Firstly, thanks everyone who has commented, faved or sent me encouraging or inspiring bubblemails regarding this series. It’s been fantastic and brilliant. I’m really loving this adventure.

I’ve learnt a bit about photography, as well as how to go about something like this in a planned vs a random manner. But maybe that doesn’t matter at all – creation is by definition random…..

People have asked a few questions too. So here is my take on it all. Of course its all open to interpretation too…..

This series was inspired by Alex who set the group Gay Men’s Art and Writing a challenge. Writers in the group were invited to express in words love between men and photograph it (the challenge received either none or completely innapropriate submissio…