Journal

Mister Banjo gets yet another Bone :)

This time, it was so big he couldn’t lift it :) :) :)

The Inaugural Kimberley Photographic Awards were announced in Derby on Saturday Night… with the Overall Award being worth $2000 (from Sponsor Totally Workwear ) plus a $500 Scenic Flight from Slingair Heliwork WA

Click here to read/hear the details on ABC Radio

Thank you VERY MUCH to the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley, and to all the judges and sponsors. Big events like this don’t just happen – HUGE thanks to the hours and hours put in by Caz and the crew!!!

Big congrats to fellow Bubbler Mark Ingram too!

One Year On...

Sometimes there’s cause for a small celebration of a milestone, and sometimes it’s nice to celebrate with some friends instead of in your own head…

…so I’d like to share with you that today it’s one whole year since the opening of my Exhibition at Indulgence Cafe in Derby!

It was only supposed to be a three-month exhibition, but somewhere along the line, the owners changed their minds and decided that they were happy to continue the Exhibition indefinitely. Which actually means that I now have a gallery of approximately 20 RB prints hanging in a busy and spacious cafe!

It’s an opportunity to thank the Indulgence team (especially Annalisa and Jodie), and RB for making this possible in a practical way…

…but mostly, I’d like to than…

Foto Freo Festival (Fremantle, WA)

Firstly, I must apologise for being so tardy in responding to your wonderful comments lately… I have been really ‘under the pump’ with work and I’ve not had any time to play on RB :( :( :( I’m sorry!!! I hope things will quieten down soon and I won’t have to be so rude anymore.

Okay, so I just wanted to put in a quick plug for the Foto Freo Festival which is currently underway in Fremantle (near Perth), Western Australia.

I can’t go.

So why this Journal entry?

Well, apart from the fact that there’s a whole heap of photography workshops and exhibitions and other cool stuff, they also had a competition called WA Life and I managed to get three of my photos into the Final 36 images, which are currently on display at various locations around Fre…

My Exhibition Opening :)

Well, my Exhibition Opening happened and it was more awesome than I could have possibly dreamed!

(I DID have a dream about it actually… I dreamed that it was kind of hijacked by a drama troupe and an MTV music video cast… but that’s a whole other story!!)

I’m kind of having trouble putting my feelings into words…. but fellow Bubbler and Derby resident Mark Ingram took some fabulous photos on the night so I’ll let them do some of the talking!!









Thanks so much, Mark !!! Please go and check out his work… he is a fantastic photographer!

… and here’s one from whoever I gave my camera to (I was so flustered that I can’t remember! Mum’s the one in the blue top… she’s the best!!!)

I was amazed by the support shown to me…

The New Cafe: My work at "Indulgence"

I just thought I’d share a little excitement with you…

I think it’s every artist’s dream to walk into a room (that isn’t in his/her own house) and find their own work adorning the walls…

Well, it’s a dream come true for me!

“Indulgence” opened its doors on Monday, July 25th and it has been a huge hit! I have sixteen prints on the walls; all are for sale. However, because I’m totally new to these things, I didn’t think about what would happen if someone actually bought one (ie. empty wall space!!!) so to buy me some time to buy some more prints, I made the decision not to make them for sale until Sunday August 21st.

Why Sunday, August 21st?

Sunday, August 21st will be the Official Exhibition Opening! 4pm – 6pm at ̶

...and it just keeps getting better!

Well, I thought being asked to hang my paintings on the walls of a brand new cafe was the ‘bees knees’, but on Saturday night, I found out that I wasn’t quite at the summit of my good-luck mountain yet …

… because although the winner of the “Prints on Canvas” section was announced as “Mike Boynton”, the name of the winning photograph in the Kimberley Art Prize was A Kimberley Skyscape and I was pretty sure that mine was the only one with that title!

It is the first Major Art Prize I have won, and I’d like to thank the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley for hosting such a prestigious and acclaimed event, and the judges for selecting my photo, and Buru Energy for the $1000.00 in prize money (yes, as my young friend Rori so accurately p…