Solo exhibition: { thru my eyes } images of outback life

This collection started as a personal project … the simple desire to document our life on a sheep station while challenging myself to capture everyday authentic moments in an original, artistic way.

Then at the Muttuburra Sheep Show in 2010, someone inquired about buying a framed version of the bale jumping photo below. I was totally unprepared & a terrible salesperson! I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to buy a photo of my son. Anyway, he told me the photograph reminded him of his childhood & for the first time, I realised that my images may have wider appeal.

Although Australia once “rode on the sheep’s back”, there weren’t many sheep stations left in our district and the national flock has shrunk. An online search located plenty of photos of cattle stations, but very few of sheep. So I decided to craft an exhibition, celebrating a way of life that once epitomised what it was to be Australian.

2013-03-22 Winton Herald VOL.11 ED.8This collection of iconic images gives an insight into outback life … from the action in the woolshed and bush kids playing on the wool bales, to the harsh landscape, glittering waterholes and twisted trees. I hope the whimsical spirit of the images will draw viewers into the world through my eyes.

First exhibited at the Outback Regional Gallery, in the Waltzing Matilda Centre, Winton from 11th March to 9th May 2013.

ARTWORKS: 36 Black & White Photographs with images ranging from 8×8 to 20×30, all professionally matted & framed.

Inquiries welcome.

bale jumping

 

bale jumping

 

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