OFF THE WALL – celebrating slightly off the wall photography

The sort of photographs I make don’t have a lot to do with photography. They are the by-products of living an interesting life. I have given up on the decisive moment and am collecting lots of indecisive moments – the bits in between.

I have a photo in OFF THE WALL, an upcoming group exhibition at Lux Gallery at JCU in Cairns, a celebration of off the wall photography – and photographers.

Exhibition curator Glen O’Malley says of the show, “What I feel the photographers have in common is a passionate, almost obsessive, wonder about the photographic image, and a continuing enjoyment of producing work that is slightly off the wall.”

OFF THE WALL has a great line up with Jenn Brazier, Victoria Cooper and Doug Spowart, Peter Kelly, Robert Mercer, Glen O’Malley, Ian Poole and Kellie White all having pics in the show.

The exhibition runs 5 April to 5 May 2012. You can find it at MacGregor Road, Smithfield, Cairns. 07 4042 1853. Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am-4pm.


John Elliott's pic in OFF THE WALL
My pic in OFF THE WALL


Bunya Mountains photo workshop a great success

We had twenty-five mad keen photographers turn up for our three day workshop at the Bunya Mountains recently. Sue Unwin and her team at the Bunya Conference Centre spoiled us with great hospitality and food. The weather was perfect and the photographers made good use of the fascinating photo opportunities at our doorstep.

I’m planning another workshop at the Bunyas later in the year.

The Toowoomba based participants have formed an informal group and plan to get together and swap stories, images and tips on the first Sunday of the month. We had our first get together at Toowoomba’s Japanese Gardens on Sunday.

Bunya Mountains Workshop Group 2011