Thursday, March 31, 2011

Redfern revisited

In between exhibition preparation I'm spending some time in Redfern at the moment on a small photographic
job. Having visited it last March for 52 Suburbs I wasn't expecting any new surprises really. But it turns out
Redfern is continuing its bold march towards interestingness at quite a pace.

Take The White Rabbit Gallery for example. I had no idea this extraordinary place existed where one
family's contemporary Chinese art collection gets rotated every so often. Not a single Ming jar in sight
thankfully and entry is free.

Another surprise was that the middle bit of Redfern Street is evolving rapidly. My favourite treasure trove,

Seasonal Concepts, filled with everything from a stuffed giraffe to fresh flowers, has been there for a
while. But there's a vibrant new bar/restaurant, the Eathouse Diner, and judging by the feverish 
renovations taking place elsewhere along the street, at least two new surprises coming soon. 

And when I left Redfern yesterday afternoon, I walked past some people having a personal training session
in the park. Redfern Park - personal training. You've got to be joking me.

Some pics...

Part 1: On the walls of Redfern

what does it all mean? :: 1

what does it all mean? :: 2

golden girl


Part 2: Walking the streets

I suppose a chop is out of the question?

things could be worse

i don't do cages lady

relaxed Redfern

them some fancy shoes sister

Part 3: Treasure trove, Seasonal Concepts

in the light

pastels in the pantry


Part 4: There's a storm a comin, time to vamoosh

storm to the west, blue sky to the east

Hope you enjoyed a brief moment in Redfern, 2011 style. See you soonish.

Monday, March 21, 2011

rain and sun

Seems hardly right to complain about a bit of extra rain given the recent tragedies unfolding around the planet.
But I can't wait for the moment that the sun streams through the dark grey, creating the most wonderful of light. 
As seen some months ago on this blog - I think I posted one or two of these then but I've re-edited them since. 

I'll be back with new material just as soon as the rain stops pelting down.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

green is good

Someone asked me the other day what I was up to. I explained that I was working on getting
the exhibition together, a few private commissions and tending to all the normal life stuff that I
ignored for the entire year I was doing 52 Suburbs (eg dentist, tax, daughter).

As we were talking it dawned on me that as necessary as the life stuff is and as exciting as the
upcoming book launch and exhibition are, I am really really missing being out there with my 

Unable to throw myself into a new project until mid May, I've decided to do a 'between projects'

project: to simply photograph random things that I happen upon wherever I may be. Radical
I know.

Today, for example, I met with a friend at Circular Quay to do two things I've been meaning to do

for ages: visit the pop-up uber-eco cafe, Greenhouse by Joost, and see the Annie Leibovitz exhibition
at the MCA. We'd arranged to meet at Greenhouse first and on my way there I passed by a lovely
old green pub that was even more green than usual; St Patrick's Day was in full swing. The time?
10am. With five minutes to go before I was to meet my friend, I took a couple of snaps.

Phil and Sionainne

nothing like a pint of Guiness and the morning paper

Wishing them well, I walked down to meet my friend at Greenhouse. It is a pretty amazing sight - 
everything made from recycled materials with lots of green sprouting from walls and roof. I only 
took a few shots as I didn't want to delay my friend. But it's well worth a visit before it disappears 
on the 27th March.

Happy St Patrick's Day

herbs on the harbour

jars of light

type and tat

Fed and watered but most of all inspired, we left to see the Annie Leibovitz exhibition. Another 
must-see and soon to close (April 26) happening.

So there you have it. My 'between projects' project - random stuff. I'll be back with more soon.