A fern by any other name

A fern by any other name

Posted by ofay on August 19, 2015 in Art |No Comments

I feel the spirit of Anna Atkins, Fox Talbot and Herschel being in the Northern Hemisphere and making anthotype photograms  .

My first Irish anthotype

My first Irish anthotype

Posted by ofay on August 6, 2015 in Art |No Comments

Irish Heather – collected plant matter in Carna, Connemarra, Co. Galway, Ireland August 2015 Of all the flowers in Ireland, of all the flowers in Conemarra, of all the flowers growing in the boglands, I chose the magenta heather. It’s Irish name is fraoch mór and it is also known as ling. Years ago when […]

Sun Studio – online gallery

Sun Studio – online gallery

Posted by ofay on March 16, 2015 in Art |One Comment

I invited two artists to install their work alongside my recent experimentations at Tent 29 for the Castlemaine State Festival open studio program 2015. The exhibition is on until Sunday March 22nd in Chewton, a short drive from Castlemaine and 120kms from Melbourne, Victoria. King Lake based ceramicist Yvette De Lacy installed an exhibition of […]

#2 ‘Big Red’ Geranium

#2 ‘Big Red’ Geranium

Posted by ofay on March 5, 2015 in Art |No Comments

Like people, some plants are more photogenic than others…

#1 Blackberry anthotype experiment 21st January 2015, Tent 29 Chewton, VIC

#1 Blackberry anthotype experiment 21st January 2015, Tent 29 Chewton, VIC

‘Due to the heat there is no window display today, come inside to see our selection of pies and pastries’ – a small blackboard in McShanag’s Bakery read. Blackberry bush, I should poison and kill you, you are out of control! I like to pick your berries Your thorns bite into soft skin You are tasty We […]

Origin of a city

Origin of a city

Northern Territory Library 14 August – 26 September 2014 A collaborative exhibition between the Northern Territory Library and Darwin artists Gary Lee, Michelle Culpitt and Regis Martin that explores mapping and naming practices and how the city of Darwin got its name. Also screening a documentary film by Emma Masters. Curated by Koulla Roussos and […]

Burrow

Burrow

Burrow was an exhibition of ephemeral sculpture, photographic works and text by Annee Miron, Michelle Culpitt and Jaspreet Singh held at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art in Darwin July – August 2014. Annee and Michelle studied art together in Melbourne at Prahran College and RMIT University, Melbourne in the early 1990s. They have collaborated […]

Sun Studio closing ceremony

Sun Studio closing ceremony

Posted by ofay on August 30, 2014 in Art |No Comments

More mint juleps than the Kentucky Derby. 212 played 212 times. Burritos. Red dots. Adios Tactile Arts residency. Next stop, Tent 29 for Castlemaine Festival open studio March 2015.

Pigment tests.

Pigment tests.

Posted by ofay on August 17, 2014 in Art |One Comment

An artist visited my studio on Saturday and I showed him my silvery grey gum bichromate disappointments, as sulky as Yves Klein before his international blue. “Are you doing pigment tests?” He asked. “Ahem, err, huh?” I offered up all my photogram cards, exposure tests really…. Too focused on getting out in the sun and […]