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Artist statement

My main work areas are architecture, still-life, stage, landscape and caricature, a lot of which is shot in Newcastle N.S.W.

There is so much inspiration in what Newcastle has become. A once thriving but very boring city is giving way to a hamlet of artists, musicians, circus life and visionaries.

In May of 2011 my picture “Travelling” won a Bronze award in the Epson Pano Awards. It is a stitched panoramic from an EOS 400d

- Group avatar for The Art Of Intrigue Sunday, April 26, 2009 – Has since had 1850 views.

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Should also mention this photo 3642 In Newcastle which is the Group Avatar for the Newcastle NSW, Lake Macquarie & Surrounding Region group. Taken the same day as The Corridor. That’s two Group Avatars from the same day.


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I originally trained in photography at TAFE part time a few years ago but had dropped it for video production, then animation, audio engineering and DTP. Photography always wins in the long run though through video have become involved in amateur TV and short films.

Edward Weston’s work seems more to have closely defined what were to be my goals after seeing an exhibition of his work while first learning the craft.

I like to have thought that my main influence was also Edward Weston though my work and work style has been better compared to Eugene Atget. I’d actually prefer Atget since his work style was similar to what mine had been for a long time. He would walk the streets with a large bellows style camera and seemed unable to go the distance of one block without finding something to photograph. This was all in a time when the hand held camera was a reality, but not for him. I like to think I have the presence in mind to stay up to date technologically by using my cameraphone while often I get out the trays and box cameras and wildly archaic methods I still dabble in photography’s farthest edge..

Rollplay is my focus now and digital prints are my medium. I’m a recent graduate from Newcastle Art School and also studied Ceramics. I’m now in 3rd year BFA at Newcastle Uni.

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3642 in Newcastle
Group avatar for Newcastle NSW, Lake Macquarie & Surrounding Region 7th of September

2007-2009 Member of Front room gallery student and teacher committee – photographer of works.

2008 Graduate show – Front Room Gallery. Departures – Pod Space

2007 ¬- SCAIT – Sculpture and paint exhibition of Fine Arts students from Newcastle TAFE Photo=Print – Photographic exhibition of Fine Arts students from Newcastle TAFE Nude Matters – Self Portrait exhibition – Green Corridor exhibition

2006 A Week In Sienna – exhibition of Fine Arts students with printmakers from Newcastle TAFE

2005 Student exhibitions, Community Television

Member of Newcastle Arthause collective

2008 Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts at Newcastle TAFE

2007 Diploma in Fine Arts at Newcastle TAFE

2005 Certificate III in Fine Arts at Newcastle TAFE

2004 Certificate IV in Digital Arts and Multimedia at Newcastle TAFE


My Images Do Not Belong To The Public Domain. All images and writing are copyright © rowanmacs. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

  • Joined: May 2008

Journal

My third solo show

My 2007 series Memory will be shown in it’s entirety at Watt Space Galleries in Auckland St Newcastle from the 22nd of June till the 10th of July 2011 / It’s the story of a push bike, its memory of the places it’s been and what became of it. Short version of the story, I left it outside chained up and it’s wheels were kicked in, it got new wheels and the old ones were turn…
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Online book available

This book represents a timeline of my photography from earlier years of still life and landscape/architecture to more recent roll-play and panoramic. / It was on display at Watt Space Galleries in Auckland St. Newcastle as part of my second solo exhibition and is available on Blurb.
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A book

As usual I’m late with everything and about two weeks late with this one. My second solo exhibition is coming down on Sunday at Watt Space in Newcastle. / Not to worry, I’ve some on my page except even they were a week late. / I also have a book in the show with a timeline of my photography, the oldest pic is actually only from 2007 but it’s an indication of where I’ve been with…
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Solo Exhibition at Watt Space

Opening Thursday the 12th of August 2010 at Watt Space / University House Auckland St Newcastle NSW, my first solo exhibition, two photo-art series Fur Again and The Little Dancer Escapes (basedon Degas’ sculpture The Little Dancer) / Fur Again / The Trickster is an entity who belongs no-where and has no permanent identification with any race or culture hence his ability to be almost absorbed int…
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