The Australian Abstractions exhibition at The Light Gallery has opened, the artist talk has been given, and work on the abstraction book with Moon Arrow Press has started. The artist talk addressed why the black and white part of the exhibition is a stand-in for the absent modernist black and white works of the 1950s and 1960s. It also addressed the claim by photographic historians that Australian photography does not have a tradition of abstractions and that Australian photographers are not interested in abstraction.
The preparatory work for my image in the ‘Time’ exhibition at the Lost Ones Gallery for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2015 will be done early this week. Then I’m off on a photo trip to Canberra on Thursday to continue working on the Edgelands project.
Meanwhile we continue to walk around the coast if the winter weather permits. It has been very stormy during July, and we have often walked around the town centre or the Heysen Trail to seek protection from the strong off shore winds.
Most of my photography during July has been limited to digitalsnaps whilst I’m on the poodle walks. I’m scoping a few images but I’m not going back for the reshoot.
Hopefully, the photography will pick up on the road to Canberra and the photographs of tree roots along the Murrumbidgee River in and around Hay that I’d seen in November last year. Going to Canberra provided an opportunity to do a photo trip as opposed to flying. Hopefully, I can do some photography around Canberra whilst I’m there.