my (amateur) photography adventure



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



Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.  ~Leonardo DaVinci

Succulent 'flapjacks'
Gazania, opening
Eucalyptus "Summer Beauty" - new shoot
Gazania, up close
deep purple

Look Now, See Forever – Yayoi Kusama, GoMA

‘Look Now, See Forever’ is a “major solo exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama” at Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art.

Quite stunning.

photographers enjoying "Dots Obsession” by Yayoi Kusama
"Flowers that bloom at midnight” by Yayoi Kusama
"Dots Obsession” by Yayoi Kusama
"Flowers that bloom at midnight” by Yayoi Kusama
"Flowers that bloom at midnight” by Yayoi Kusama, other works in background
2009-2010 paintings by Yayoi Kusama
"Flowers that bloom at midnight”; Yayoi Kusama
"TRANSMIGRATION" by Yayoi Kusama, seen through "Flowers that bloom at midnight"
Entry to "The Obliteration Room” by Yayoi Kusama
Looking back through "The Obliteration Room” by Yayoi Kusama
Resting, "The Obliteration Room” by Yayoi Kusama
Up close, in "The Obliteration Room” by Yayoi Kusama

Previous posts from GoMA:

GoMA turns 5
Yes, sometimes there are people… (part 2)
Across Country

Across Country

“Across Country” is an exhibition showcasing five years of indigenous Australian art from the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art collection.

There are some quite stunning pieces:

Aurukun artists - camp dogs. 'Dibirdibi Country' by Sally Gabori in the background.
Collection of wire and metal 'bags'
Bagu and Jiman (Firestick figure) by Girringun artists

I thought these ‘morning star poles’ were absolutely fantastic:

Banumbirr (Morning star poles) by Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island) artists
Grey-feathered morning star pole by Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island) artist
Feather bundles, morning star pole by Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island) artist
Actually from a different collection, but pretty fabulous...

I loved these baskets, and the shadows were pretty great as well:


More pictures are below.  You can see my previous photos from GoMA at GoMA turns 5, Cloisonne, and Yes, sometimes there are people… (part 2).

Lotus Life

The lotus weren’t in flower – but far more interesting to me this way.

Grass seed heads
Sky, reflected in black marble

Street Trees

One of the (many) great things about living in subtropical Queensland is the range of street trees which put on a display during the year.  Here are some of the spring & summer ones which I’ve enjoyed:

October - Jacaranda I
October - Jacaranda II
Jacaranda - St Mary's Cathedral - October
December - Poinciana I
December - Poinciana II
Poinciana native
Now THAT is a Christmas tree!
February - Ivory Curl I
Beloved by bees
February - Ivory Curl III

I look forward to featuring other street trees as the seasons change – frangipani, crepe myrtle, camellia and others are (hopefully) future posts.


Why ‘lightswimming’?

The photograph on the dashboard, taken years ago,
Turned around backwards so the windshield shows.
Every streetlight reveals the picture in reverse.
Still, it’s so much clearer.

Nightswimming, R.E.M. (Berry / Stipe / Buck / Mills) – probably my favourite song of all time from my favourite album.

And I kind of liked the idea that we’re all “swimming” through light and that photography captures a bit of it from time to time.

Why a blog?

I love sharing my photos and telling a bit of story.  I don’t know if anyone will be listening, but that’s OK – I’ll have fun along the way.  And anything which gives me an excuse to take more photos can’t be bad…

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