John Austin: Black and White Photography, Rae Starr: Pinhole, Cyanotype and Textiles


John Austin Survey II - Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

Sep 16th, 2017 • Exhibitions

The idea for the show came from Julian Bowron at Bunbury Regional Art Galleries. I thought at first Julian was offering me a show in the tiny City Gallery buried in the middle of the building. The City Gallery is tiny white cube, which would have been perfect for a small and intimate show of my planned new large format portraits, I liked the idea of confronting the viewer with big prints in a tiny space, and may propose this for a future show.

Pic Rae Starr

What Julian very quickly corrected me to was the large Lower Gallery for a 24 survey show. After the first shock I thought, and said, “That will be great, the work exists and the prints exist”. Famous last thoughts - Preparing this show was Hell

Pic Graham Hett

The show consists mainly of new prints and a whole new body of work, the Eclection snapshots being brought in as a properly presented body of work in its own right

Pic Graham Hett

Like the rectent Collie show, planning and printing for this show awoke lots of daemons I thought were long gone, The good thing is that the work of preparing for this show has finally exorcised them. This leaves my head and workspace clear for the new work, which is what is really exciting me.

Pic Rae Starr

Update edit 20190608 - The large works planned for offering to BRAG on Monday 10th June 2019 are for a whole new body of work that sprang into my mind about a week ago.

"Eclection "Snapshots, Pic Rae Starr

Snapsots, previously ignored, five panels of snapshots were shown on the central pillar.

Snapshots, Pic Rae Starr

Perhaps being politicaly unwise, forget the word perhaps, being politically naive, I included a number of my pictures of women, unwise as we are in the grip of Postmodernist Neoprudery, and odd prudery as violent pornography is accepted as normal, but naked portraiture is not.

Pic' Rae Starr


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