Exhibitions    Ludlites. Head On Festival.

03.04.12 to 03.06.12

HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL.

'LUDLITES' love nature'

This body of work with the ludlites is an accumulation of a number of focused photographic enquires that look at the constructed ideals of nature that we hold within ourselves as the viewer.'Peering through my pictorial plastic lens I found myself holding on to the beauty of nature in all its glory'. Quite literally Harping ' back to a constructed nature based on myth and legend. The work began to be an examination on the processes of falsehood, ironies, myth and desire. With my plastic lens I began to negotiate my own alienation to the natural world.'

 

DEMETER

 

As the Greek goddess of the harvest she presides over the cycle of life and death, and the fertility of the earth. In divine order, she sits as mother goddess as a mark of the civilized existence of agricultural society.

 

- The shot was taken through the window of a charity 'Op' shop in the Southern Highlands. NSW

 

CHALK – HORSE.

The prehistoric art of leucippotomy ( carving of the white horses). Woven with the visual play of crashing surf, be it Walter Crane's "Neptune's Horses or a steady pint of Guinness. The white horse is with us in the form of English Pub to Hindu mythology - Uchchaihshravas with its a seven-heads flying through the churning of the milk ocean's.

 

-Shot was taken, Bronte beach. & Bronte Tram Stop furniture shop, Bronte rd. NSW


TWIN FALLS, Yarrunga.

The use of light and composition is a homage to the Sydney Camera Circle, the so-called ‘Sunshine School’ of photography. circa 1907

 

Harold Pierce Cazneaux, founder of the Pictorialist Sydney Camera Circle whose "manifesto" was drawn up and signed by a group of six pledged " to work and advance pictorial photography and to show our own Australia in terms of sunlight rather than those of greyness and dismal shadows".

 

Unfaltering in his desire to contribute to the discussion about the photography of his times.

 

' Harold, this ones for you ! '

- Shot near Fitzroy Falls, Southern Highlands, NSW.

 

GUNDABOOKA.

Gundabooka features prominently in the consciousness of Aboriginal people today and in particular the people of Bourke and Brewarrina.

'The Gunderbooka Range is a significant place for the Ngemba and Paakandji Aboriginal people of Western New South Wales.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that its difficult terrain provided a shelter during massacres by European 19th century settlers. The land and waterways, and the plants and animals that live in them, feature in all facets of Aboriginal culture - including recreational, ceremonial, spiritual and as a main source of food and medicine. They are associated with dreaming stories passed on today.

 

'Through my mischievous lens of dubious quality I hope to evoke the Australian bush with Bleeding light strokes, alienation and a sense of drama.'

 

-Shot, Back O' Bourke. Western NSW.

 

 

 

 

Demeter. by Ian Tatton
Chalk Horse. by Ian Tatton
Twin Falls. by Ian Tatton
Gundabooka by Ian Tatton
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