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What I did on on my holidays #3

Dropping in on the Tates.

While in London I visited both the Tate Britain and the Tate Modern. The highlight of the Tate Britain for me was the Turner Collection. What can I say? I spent several hours in rooms full of Turner paintings.

Looking at Turners


The drawcard at the Tate Modern was the exhibition of modernist photography from the collection of Sir Elton John. Either Sir Elton has a fantastic eye or he has been very well advised, probably both. This was a major highlight of the trip, so many iconic images I have been seeing in books and online all my photography life; Brassai, Dorothea Lange, Kertesz, Rodchenko, Man Ray to name but a few.

Spending some time sitting in a quiet room of Rothko paintings wasn’t bad either.

Inside the Tate Britain

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What I did on my holidays #2

During my few days in London, I walked around the streets of Soho. It still has character but is no longer full of bars, strip clubs, etc. The locals are complaining it is becoming gentrified and bland.

I dropped in to The Photographer’s Gallery at 16-18 Ramillies St, Soho to see the Roger Mayne exhibition. Mayne was known for his black and white images documenting life in the streets of the 1950s and 1960s.

Mayne died in 2014 and  this was the first exhibition of his work since 1999. Once again, I learned the value of seeing original prints instead of images in books or on line. Unfortunately I couldn’t hang around long enough to see the exhibition of Gregory Crewdson’s work.

The Photographer’s Gallery


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Back in Seddon again

Chris Gooden and the crew at Seddon Deadly Sins have very kindly given me some wall space for five of my urban fragments images. They are nicely framed and for sale.

If you find yourself in Melbourne’s west, drop into Seddon Deadly Sins (148 Victoria Street, Seddon) have a coffee and try some of the excellent food. Say hello to Chris and the gang and have a look at the prints on the wall.

Percy Street, North Fitzroy

Percy Street, North Fitzroy

Victoria Street, Seddon

Victoria Street, Seddon

Queensberry Street, North Melbourne

Queensberry Street, North Melbourne

Spencer Street, West Melbourne

Spencer Street, West Melbourne

Buckley Street, Footscray

Buckley Street, Footscray

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Road trip

In June I took a road trip to the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. This was part holiday and part hunting for images to round out my next exhibition.

The Yorke Peninsula has a unique character in South Australia. It has rich farmland, many small ports from which grain was shipped and in the north some serious mining, mostly copper.

A lot of the settlers and miners came from Cornwall and Wales, cornish pasties are the local cuisine. Just kidding. The landscape is littered with derelict stone cottages and the towns have a unique character.

Near Maitland, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Near Maitland, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia



Near Yorketown, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia


Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

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Ice lagoon Exhibition Aftermath

My exhibition of images taken at Jokulsarlon, the Ice Lagoon, in Iceland is over.

The prints have been removed from the walls and the Point Cook public art space has been handed over to a new artist. All the purchased images have been delivered and the rest put away.

Thanks to all who came to see my prints and a big thanks to those who purchased one. I sold 19 prints making it my most successful exhibition ever. And I am now in the Wyndham permanent collection and the Encore Events Centre art collection.

A very special thanks to Megan Evans and Nicholas Boseley for their advice, encouragement and support. Wyndham City provides a lot of resources to support local artists and thanks to all in the Wyndham arts projects team for the great work that you do to make Wyndham an artist friendly place.

Ice on the Beach at Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Ice on the Beach at Jokulsarlon, Iceland

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Ice Lagoon Exhibition



My next exhibition features images taken at Jokulsarlon, Iceland over several visits. The prints will be available for sale in editions of 5 only. Each one will be matted, signed, dated and numbered.

Jokulsarlon is a glacial lagoon on the south coast of Iceland. It is formed by ice breaking off the Breidamerkurjokull in the Vatnajokull National Park.

The ice floats out to sea through a narrow channel and is often washed back onto the black lava sand beach by tides and storms.

This area is frequently battered by wind and heavy rain and received a lot of ash and dust from the 2010 eruption.

The images in this exhibition were taken over several visits: never in good weather. They are my interpretation of the wild beauty in this ever-changing landscape of rock and ice.

If you are in the vicinity of Point Cook, please drop in. My thanks to the people at Wyndham Art Spaces for this opportunity.

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What’s that Skip? Another exhibition?

Yes, the good folks at Wyndham Art Spaces have offered me another exhibition to be held in February 2016.

The exhibition will feature images I have taken at Jokulsarlon, the Ice Lagoon, Iceland during several visits. The images will be A2 inkjet prints (printed by me on Canson Baryta Photographique), and they will be for sale.

Thanks very much to Nicholas Boseley and the art team at the City of Wyndham for the encouragement and opportunity. This is a great community initiative to support local artists.

This is a sample image from the set that will be in the exhibition.

Ice on the Beach

Ice on the Beach, Jokulsarlon, Iceland

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An exhibition

There is an exhibition of a selection of my work at the Wyndham Vale art space in the Wyndham Vale Community Centre.

Visit the Wyndham Art Spaces page.

This exhibition, Locations, features images from 2010 to 2014 which showcase various aspects of my interest in a man-altered landscape and how it changes over time.

I would like to thank the staff at the City of Wyndham for this initiative of supporting local artists and providing them with spaces to show their work. At every step of the process the staff have been encouraging and supportive, it has been an excellent experience.


Under the West Gate Bridge

The West Gate bridge connects the centre of Melbourne with the western suburbs and the highway to my home town of Geelong.

The West Gate, or lack of it has been a main feature of my life. Before it was open, the only way to get into Melbourne city, or through it to the suburbs in the east, was a long, slow trip through the western suburbs and inner city suburbs. After it was built in the 1970s, I spent quite a lot of my time driving over it; and sitting in stationary traffic on it.

In October 1970, during the construction phase, one of the spans fell, killing 35 workers. There is a memorial park under the western end of the bridge to commemorate this tragic loss of life.

Recently a lot of maintenance work has been undertaken on the bridge to repair cracks and put up higher safety railings.

The West Gate can be a beautiful sight; it has the form of a long, sinuous curve and presents different aspects in different weather conditions.

Under the West GateUnder the West GateUnder the West Gate

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A New Exhibition

Figures in Geometry in conjunction with good friend Andrew Wurster.



If you are in Melbourne, come along and join us, or visit whenever you can.

And a very big thank you to De Bortoli Wines for the sponsorship.