Past Exhibitions

I have been fortunate enough to have been able to exhibit my work over the past few years, both in solo shows but also alongside other talented photographer, painters, sculptors and mixed media artists.

I do try and remember to take some photos of the exhibition on the wall as well as images on opening night, of course often I forget (or have had too much to drink to do any justice to the images), below is a selection.

Coffee - 2010

Having shot many of the images from http://coffeewhore.tumblr.com at Coffee Supreme I approached them about having an exhibition over the long Easter weekend. We did end up having a few problems with the way I panelled in the windows (turns out when they fall out they set off the alarm causing a call out...) but overall it was a pretty quirky way to show some photos.

Hatch - 2009

I am worriedly proud to say that too much drinking lead to being invited to join a group show alongside many artists who were graduating after 4 years of study of fine art.

I was rather worried that the quality of my work would not stack up against work that had been produced alongside extensive analysis of why the work was produced and critique from teachers leading to highly evolved pieces of fine art. My imagery is usually just things that appeal to my sense of style - with this in mind I decided that I needed to produce something that hopefully said something.

Who knows if I actually achieved this, but I mixed it up, did something different....

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Friends of the Silvan - 2009

Having exhibited a few times (see below) at the Silvan I was invited to participate in a group show with some of the other people who have exhibited over the years. Stupidly, I did not actually take any photos of what I had on show, because I did not expect to sell it - which is a pity because it did sell and it was a one off piece... stupid, stupid, stupid!

The primary piece of work was images of CRC Recycling, a local (now gone) recycling yard. The images were made with a pinhole camera that was made from recycled timber, shooting on old expired B&W film. The images were framed in an old 4 pane recycled window fame - basically everything was recycled (other than the prints themselves)

I did however take a few photos at the opening. B&W, you know, 'cos it is art! :-)

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Christchurch Cluster - 2009

On the 3rd of November 2008 I proposed putting together an exhibition from photographers in the Flickr Christchurch Cluster. Little did I know quite how much work organising 25 strangers to come up with a single image was going to be (to get an idea have a look through the discussion pool on Flickr), but eventually we did hang 25 images on the wall in the Silvan Gallery

All and all, I was pretty happy with the way everything came together. The printing of the images was sponsored by Canon, the frames were made by one of the exhibitors, a sponsor supplied all the opening night drinks. In the end it cost each exhibitor about $25 to exhibit, and if their image did not sell, they got to take home a framed and matted 16x20" print. Not to bad IMHO.

Thanks to Iain and Frank for taking photos at the exhibition opening and letting me use them.

Life In Focus - 2008

Bernadette convinced me that I should actually do something with all the photos that I take... so then I got to experience all the work that putting an exhibition together entailed... the great thing was that with the sales I made of the images I actually broke even on the cost of the exhibition (I had budgeted to make a loss)