In 1977 after two years of rigorous preparation, Robyn Davidson, then in her 20s, set off on her own with a dog, four camels and equipment for a 1700 mile trek across the Australian outback. It was a trip of firsts; a liberating experience that was captured in her book, Tracks.
Standing front row in the mosh it’s hard not to envy the musicians on stage and the photographers below, capturing their every move. Lucinda Goodwin just so happens to be one of the latter, but she originally was in the same spot as the rest of us idolising gig photographers and musicians. We had a chat to the photographer ahead of her debut exhibition at Courthouse Youth Arts, Patron to Pit.
As an artist you’re constantly creating, imagining the world in a different light and trying make sense of things through your art. Stepping into Amber Daly’s studio, overlooking the hills of Highton and the Barwon River, there’s a scattering of sketches from her walks around home and a large painting of a table within her studio – seen in a new light of purple hues, grey and strong line work.
Following up on its inaugural event last year, the Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival in Geelong will run again this September 11-13. The program was officially launched last week with over 70 noteworthy speakers. Highlights on the program are playwright Hannie Rayson, award-winning journalist Latika Bourke, archaeologist Adam Ford and, with a keynote address, world-renowned scientist and author Professor Tim Flannery. For the full program visit www.wordforwordfestival.com.au.
Even dressed all in black, there’s a vibrancy that seeps out through Lauren Morton’s personality. The kind of smile and effortless banter that makes you feel right at home. While Lauren may be wearing black for this interview, she assures me that colour is usually her standard attire. “It’s the Melburnians wardrobe and I do […]
Look into any one of Amy Kennedy’s pieces and it’s a reflection of something she’s seen in nature. Even as a creative three-year-old, Amy already had a keen eye for what was beautiful in the world around her. “My mum told me that when I was three I wanted to be an artist. We’d often […]
If you’ve known anyone in the dance world, a dance showcase is one of the most exciting times of the year for dancers. GPAC will play host to the Geelong Dance Showcase, proudly presented by the Geelong Dance Network. The event will feature over 20 dance studios and schools from the region with around 300 […]
While many may list their phones or wallets as items they carry with them at all times, for Leiko Manalang it seems her camera takes precedence – even forgetting her wallet when we met. Her camera however, wasn’t forgotten. “There’s a camera in the boot of my car! It doesn’t ever really leave me,” she […]
One of the most exciting parts of visiting a gallery is seeing the new artworks that come around in each exhibition. Having just changed up its walls on June 11, Boom Gallery is now showcasing work from printmaker Ellie Malin, photographer Cricket Saleh and new recent Boom addition, sculptor Basil Papoutsidis. This one’s on until […]
We all recognise the smiling face of celebrity chef Poh Ling Yeow but we can’t say we know how she likes her tea or what her table manner is. As part of the Tastes of Central Geelong food festival, you’ll get the chance to learn a bit more about the cook as you enjoy an […]