Saturday, May 14, 2011

today's the day!

Today's the day that this blog is launched kicking and screaming into the real world as a book and an
exhibition. 20 months ago I posted my first suburb. 52 suburbs and eight months of preparation
later, it's been transformed from ether into printed form - in both a small but chunky book and as 
larger prints on the wall.

I so so so hope as many of you as possible can make today. I know you probably think I'm just saying it
but I treasure each and every person who has followed this project. Because it was such a shared adventure.

So, if you can make it, please please come up to me today and say hi. Better still, join me for a celebratory
drink afterwards down at the Quay Bar, Customs House (just roll down the hill from the Museum of
Sydney and it's right there.)

Things kick off at 2pm sharp in the auditorium where I'll be giving a 20 minute talk. Yikes.

Hope to see you there, at the last pit-stop on the 52 Suburbs tour of this amazing city called Sydney.

Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets
$10 entrance fee


  1. I'll be there Louise!! Can't wait and see you soon.

  2. Woohoo! Good luck today ... we'll be there with bells on.

  3. Congratulations! All the best for your big day!!

    xx Vanessa

  4. Wish I could be there but I have your book and it is just great ... CONGRATS to you! Keep looking through that lens of yours and recording life!

  5. Congratulations, you have been such an inspiration to me, a friend in Australia is sending me your book, can't wait.
    cheers margo in canada.

  6. See you at 2pm.... can,t wait to meet you.
    Amanda x

  7. congratulations louise ..I am so delighted with your gorgeous book, (picked up a copy at uni last week) are an inspiration...thank you and you deserve every success x

  8. Congratulations Louise, it was a good launch and great to meet you. I think I got some half way decent shots which I'll email you when I've sorted them out (as well as using some on my own blog). Am going to curl up tonight with the book.

  9. Hi Louise,
    It was lovely to meet you today and I really enjoyed your talk and presentation (as well as the exhibition). Good luck with the book and your future ventures. My son the photographer was thrilled with his autographed copy!
    Best wishes,

  10. Really enjoyed your exhibition and talk today. Thank you for signing the book and good luck for all your future ventures. Long trip, well worth it!

  11. Hi Louise,

    It was great to meet you after your talk today - we really enjoyed it, and it's great to see that your project has had such success.


  12. I am so inspired by your amazing work & your success story Louise. I loved the exhibition yesterday & I was chuffed that I got to meet you & get a photo with made up for not being able to get into the auditorium for your talk (great to see that your a popular lady though!)
    Well done & can't wait for your next project :)

  13. I was there yesterday and was really impressed by how fantastic the photos look blown up to that size. A magnificent exhibition and it was wonderful to hear you talk about your work publicly too.

    My own baked bean era commences on the 3rd June ;)

  14. Hi Louise,

    fantastic turn out and great to see that you enjoyed giving the talk so much. Wishing you many more visitors, book-buyers and blog-followrs,

  15. Congratulations!

    Have been following from the earliest suburbs and would have loved to have made it. I hope you had an amazing day. Will get along to the exhibition next weekend though and can't wait to see your photos.


    PS I was in the city for a 40th last night and happened past Ariel bookstore in the rocks and you were all sold out!!

  16. I hope it all went really well. I just love your blog, and now have your very precious book sitting on my shelves. I now live in Melbourne, but as a born and bred true Sydneysider, this has given me such a wonderful insight to my hometown!

    Regards from Linda

  17. Hi Louise - I'm a first time visitor to your blog and found your site through Ann at "Sydney Meanderings" I hope your book goes well!
    "Adelaide and Beyond"

  18. Hi Louise - and congratulations on such a turnout for your talk and such a great exhibition. It was very inspiring. Thank goodness for that spider or I may never have discovered you! Enjoy your success - you deserve it!