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OUT FROM THE MIST : MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH THE LENS OF ART

Hayley Roberts “Gone Dotty’
Sharon Templeton ‘Hallucination Face’

In its third consecutive year, international film and photography competition, OUT FROM THE MIST is helping to break down the stigma associated with mental illness by sharing experiences of those who have lived with it.

1 in 10 people globally experience mental health disorders – that’s 792 million people, indicating there isn’t a more important time than right now to be spreading awareness and breaking down stigma surrounding mental health.

Founder and Creative Director, Michael Lockwood, says since being diagnosed with depression ten years ago, he’s had to learn to manage it as part of his everyday life.

“For better or worse, this illness is an integral part of who I am, and I’m proud of who I am, depression and all.” Continue reading OUT FROM THE MIST : MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH THE LENS OF ART

STEVE WAUGH ‘THE SPIRIT OF CRICKET – INDIA’ EXHIBITION

Created with support from acclaimed photographer Trent Parke and Canon Australia, the show presents more than 70 images depicting Steve Waugh’s passion for photography, India and cricket.

Waugh began documenting the lives of locals in India during various trips he undertook over his sporting career, starting in 1986. But he only had a chance to immerse himself in the daily routines of the locals on a personal level in 2020, when ‘The Spirit of Cricket – India’ was born.

To snap the images in this exhibition Waugh and his entourage travelled extensively through India journeying, in 19 days,  to Mumbai in the south, Bangalore, Calcutta, Rajasthan desert, the foothills of the Himalayas, to name some of the destinations.

Perhaps some of the most powerful photographs illustrate the skills and determination of physically challenged and blind cricketers.

A documentary of this trip will screen on ABC Television on Tuesday 17th November at 8.30 pm.

The exhibition runs from 31 October until 11 January 2021 at The Playbox, 21 Oxford Street Paddington, and is open Wednesdays to Saturdays between 12:00 and 6:00 pm and Sundays from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Entry is by gold coin donation to The Steve Waugh Foundation.

“Sport has given me lifelong memories, charity has given me life changing moments” Steve Waugh AO

The  Steve Waugh Foundation is taking on the challenge of improving the lives of children and families affected by a rare disease. Its focus is a commitment to a coordinated approach to the service, identification, treatment and research of rare diseases primarily concentrating on children from birth to twenty-five years.

The rare disease patient is the orphan of the health system, often without diagnosis, without treatment, without research, and therefore, without reason to hope. The Steve Waugh Foundation. is working to help change things for children with a rare disease by giving hope.

http://www.stevewaughfoundation.com.au 

Bookings to the photographic exhibition are not required but numbers are limited to 10 people in the gallery at one time to adhere to strict social distancing requirements.

The current exhibition coincides with the release of a large format photo book of the same title, which contains 220 images. The book is on sale at the gallery.

All images by Ben Apfelbaum

 

PHOTOGRAPHER TO CAPTURE THE PASSION OF PANTHERS FANS

Photographer Lyndal Irons. Pic courtesy of Lyndal Irons

All sporting codes and teams have fans, but none are quite as passionate, vocal, and supportive as Panthers fans.

In a cultural project celebrating fandom, Penrith Regional Gallery has engaged celebrated photographer – and Panthers fan – Lyndal Irons – to capture images and stories from in and around Penrith, of people wearing their Panther-filled hearts on their sleeves, their cars, their faces, their homes, their businesses, their streets, perhaps even their pets. 

The portraits will be displayed – after 30 October – on the windows of the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, which has a long history of Panthers support, from winning the memorabilia display competition; to hosting the Panthers Civic Reception post their 1991 victory. The artwork will replace a set of vinyl posters now obsolete with the COVID-enforced cancellation of most of The Joan’s 2020 season. Donations from patrons wishing to show support for artists during the COVID-19 challenges have been used to commission the photographer for this project.  Continue reading PHOTOGRAPHER TO CAPTURE THE PASSION OF PANTHERS FANS

PLATFORM 72 GALLERY PRESENTS ‘PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP SHOW’

Facebook-event-page-photo-PhotographyThis exhibition will feature the works of local photographers: Shannon Cotterill, Jennifer Chua, Paul Foley, and Angela Robertson-Buchanan and will take place between the 3rd and 17th December.

The official opening with the opportunity to meet the artists will take place on Saturday 3rd December between 1-3 pm.

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Platform 72 Gallery is located at 62 Atchison Street St Leonards.

For more about Photography Group Show, visit http://platformstore.com.au/collections/photography-group-show
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FEATHERED FRIENDS – A CELEBRATION OF AUSTRALIAN BIRDS @ PLATFORM 72 GALLERY ST LEONARDS

What do you get when you mix a photographer, graphic designers & a fine art illustrator? An eclectic mix of bird art in the form of an exhibition titled Feathered Friends.

Combining 45 pieces of individual bird art, featuring Angela’s close up macro bird headshots, Eggpicnic’s uniquely graphic bold birds & Lamice’s delicate bird & feather drawings, carefully curated to inform about our wonderful Australian birdlife. Continue reading FEATHERED FRIENDS – A CELEBRATION OF AUSTRALIAN BIRDS @ PLATFORM 72 GALLERY ST LEONARDS

WAR – A PLAYGROUND PERSPECTIVE @ NEWINGTON ARMORY SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

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WAR – A Playground Perspective is a FREE exhibition to be displayed for the first time at Newington Armory at Sydney Olympic Park from 10am-4pm between Saturday 14 May-Sunday 14 August 2016 – weekends only.

The exhibition will provide the opportunity for some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists and audiences to seriously examine an aspect of human nature that is deeply embedded in our communal psyche – territorialism. Continue reading WAR – A PLAYGROUND PERSPECTIVE @ NEWINGTON ARMORY SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK