my (amateur) photography adventure


Ipswich Art Gallery


The Antipodean Steampunk Show at Ipswich Art Gallery.

Not really to my taste, but some impressive pieces.  All shot with my Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens.


Wild Thing!

Above: Wild Things by Troy Emery

Wild Thing is an exhibit in the Children’s Gallery at the Ipswich Art Gallery – part of an interactive art, craft and activity gallery for kids.

Dangerous Company, After the gold rush, and Wild Things by Troy Emery


Emerald Python by Troy Emery

This Land Our Land – Dale Weston

“This Land Our Land” is a new exhibition by Dale Weston, Sally Harrison and Annie Clarke at Ipswich Art Gallery, which I visited today.

There is some fantastic work by Dale Weston and Sally Harrison in particular.

Dale Weston says about the exhibition:

“I am a descendant of the Wadyigny and Gayiri peoples of the Northern Territory and central Queensland.  I love to paint memories of my early childhood and youth, but my greatest pleasure is to paint traditional stories about birds, animals and sea creatures.  My paintings are designed to inspire and inform others about my culture and ensure that these stories are preserved for future generations.”

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I wasn’t happy with my photos of the Sally Harrison works so will have to re-visit to get some better ones.

Revhead, revisited

Quick trip back to the Revhead exhibition.

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Photos from my previous trip to this exhibit can be found here:


Hot head


REVHEAD: the motorsport art of Eamon O’Toole is a new exhibit at Ipswich Art Gallery.

You may have seen my short post earlier in the week, here —–> Hot head (I love those pics!)

All of these shots are taken with my fixed 50mm f/1.4 lens, so apologies if I couldn’t get ‘wide’ or ‘close’ enough, it’s the only one I had with me.  I think it gives a nice perspective to a lot of the shots.

The Big Bang, up close (top)

I was really quite surprised by this exhibit – I am not really a motorsport fan, so I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did (and didn’t even take my whole camera bag with me!).  It is actually quite fantastic – and considering that most of the Eamon O’Toole works are mostly made of hand-moulded plastic and enamel paint – staggeringly complex and impressive.

I think this one was my favourite:

Honda CB750 K1 sculpture by Eamon O'Toole. Torana XU-1 Nibless Steel Rims, Torana Hotwire Mag Wheels, Torana Sprint Master Wheels and 8 Anvils sculptures in the background.
Honda CB750 K1 sculpture by Eamon O'Toole

These sculptures are full-size, including this one:

McLaren Formula MP4/4 1 – Ayrton Senna Car sculpture by Eamon O'Toole

There were also some working drawings on display:

The Big Bang, working drawing

Which is pretty cool, when you have the actual final sculpture on display next to it:

The Big Bang sculpture by Eamon O'Toole
The Big Bang, up close (bottom)
Engine Bay, Working Drawing

I enjoyed these stacked sculptures of wheels too:

Torana XU-1 Nibless Steel Rims, Torana Hotwire Mag Wheels and Torana Sprint Master Wheels sculptures by Eamon O'Toole

Some fun sculptures of parts too:

Honda XR600R Engine sculpture by Eamon O'Toole
Z1 900 engine sculpture by Eamon O'Toole, with my trusty model in the background

It was a fun and surprising exhibit!

Kawasaki Z1-900 sculpture by Eamon O'Toole

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