Worlds Apart by Matthew Shepherd

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The launch of Matthew Shepherd's "Worlds Apart" - a splendid exhibition of art-photography! Read More...

Launch of Peter Derrett's exhibition

Sunday, 2nd September saw a great crowd for the launch of Peter Derrett's solo exhibition. Admirers came from near and far to share in the event and peruse Peter's exhibition, entitled "Venice - Seen & Unseen".

It was great to see people with a long connection to art and The Channon, like Bette and Michael Taylor - Michael, himself a renowned painter. Lovely to see so many friends of the gallery too, including notable local artists Lindsay Hunt, Shirley Miller, Dawn Thirlaway, and Sue Adler, a lady with an international reputation for her own photographic artwork.

Peter attracted a host of notable people associated with the arts, music and his days in theatre, and those with just an interest and affection for photography. The subject matter was also of great interest and many were truly amazed by the artist's "eye" and the technical dexterity it took to render the images presented in the exhibition. It was worth noting in introducing this exhibition that none of the images were "touched up" or manipulated on a computer. We will continue to do so!

Peter-Derrett-photography-exhibition

Peter-Derrett-photography-exhibition

Peter-Derrett-photography-exhibition

Peter-Derrett-photography-exhibition

Peter-Derrett-photography-exhibition

Peter-Derrett-photography-exhibition

Can Photography be Art?

It’s a curious thing, photography.

The capturing of form, light, and texture that one sees through one’s eyes.

Sometimes considered “secondary” to the other 2 dimensional art forms such as painting and printmaking.

Isn’t photography simply a mirror to our perceived visual reality?

How can it be “true art” when it simply captures the ordinary world around us?

It’s “easy” and pervasive.

There are literally millions of images created each day through this medium, by millions of photographers globally - it’s ordinary.


This may be true if it not were for the powerful testimony of the work of photographers who have, over the century, decimated such ill-considered nonsense.

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