Posts in Shimmer Festival 2014
Pitcher this, Saturday night

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This Saturday night at the Port Noarlunga Art Centre, the Pitcher event gets underway. Come along and hear these artists pitch to win the door prize to help make their project a reality.

Gary Cockburn Tony Kearney and Dani McLean Max Magain Steph Fuller Tony Redhead Andrew Delaine Kylie Macey Kat Coppock Gee Greenslade Alice Blanch

At the PITCHER This, the audience of up to 200 pays $10.00 per ticket, the audience votes, the project/artist with the most votes wins the amount of money made at the door through ticket sales! It is that easy.
Where: The Arts Centre, 22 Gawler Street, Port Noarlunga
When: Saturday 20 September, 7–10pm
Cost: $10
Booking: Just turn up!
The story of "A Day in the Life of Grange"

Milton Wordley Shimmer This Saturday night at 7pm Milton Wordely has been invited to talk about the making of 'The Grange Book’. The book is exquisite, and the story behind it worth hearing.

In Milton's own words:

"I’m not expecting you to come. However I thought I should let a few people know, just in case in a fit of madness you (or anyone you know who might like to come) may have thought of self publishing a book.

It’s been quite a journey, and If as i mentioned, you have ever thought of self publishing it will be quite an interesting night.

Shimmer is in it’s 3d year and quite a celebration of Photography.  (Fellow speaker) Gary Cockburn is talking that night , I look forward to seeing some more of his documentary photography ."

Where: Arts Centre, 22 Gawler Street, Port Noarlunga When: Saturday September 6th 2014, from 7pm Cost: Free

Alice Blanch's Box Brownie Landscapes

Box_Bownie_Landscape_FlyerThis Sunday the 7th of September head down to Oliver's Taranga in McLaren Vale for the opening of Alice Blanch's new body of work,"Box Brownie Landscapes" Opening is from 1.30- 4pm, some drinks and nibbles provided.

The Box Brownie Landscape series depicts the Australian landscape in its raw state. The series embraces the moods and textures of the landscape rather than specific geographic details of each location. By highlighting these ephemeral elements in the landscape the resulting images are filled with ambiguity and emotion. The photographs in this series were all captured at various locations around Australia in a 1940’s Box Brownie camera on black and white 120 film.

Exhibition runs until the 30th of October.

High speed flash sync workshop with US photographer Tom Bol.
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This class is for intermediate and advanced photographers who want to learn innovative ways to photograph action.

Tom has been a leader in using new flash technology like Hypersync and strobic flash, and these techniques have opened new creative possibilities in action photography.

Tom will demonstrate what goes into creating a dramatic action image, not only how to freeze the action but also techniques to create motion sequences. He will show you how to go beyond the typical sync speed of 1/250, and how to use Elinchrom studio lights on location at 1/8000.

The class will start with lectures in the morning covering topics such high speed sync, Hypersync, strobic flash, photographing water sports and sequence shooting. Participants will have the chance to shoot the new Elinchrom ELC flashes that can fire at 20 frames a second.

Where: Red Poles Gallery & Restaurant, McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171 When: Wednesday 17th September 2014, 9am-5:30pm Cost: $295
Booking and more information, click here.
LIGHT is opening.

Atkins LIGHT Invitation 03 In 2011, we approached our clients to put together a joint exhibition that could travel to one of Australia’s most important art festivals. By 2013, we were ready for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB).

For the BIFB we staged the successful DARK exhibition, drawing a lot of interest with a strong collection. From this showing, the idea was cemented, and for some members, the first rung in the ladder was struck on their climb as exhibiting photographers.

Upon returning from the BIFB, the show had jagged the attention of the Adelaide Town Hall, who were just transitioning a space into a dedicated public art venue. DARK was enlarged allowing all artists to submit more work, and rehung for several months, in this remarkable space.

From this success, we made the call to be a part of the 2014 Shimmer Photographic Festival here in South Australia's Southern Vales. Our new show is called LIGHT, and it is being held at the Red Poles Gallery.

We cherish our involvement with artists in photography. It’s become a passion for all parts of our business. We are a pro lab, so we deal with many businesses, dealing with artists is a different experience. However, for us, we are in the business of building relationships. We don’t just print the work, we want to know the intention of the artist, their vision, and we will not rest until it is achieved to the highest level of perfection. We are proud to present this collective of Adelaide Photographic Artists. Each one has a fascinating story, each one on their own journey.

Why LIGHT?

More than any definition of the word, it is the feeling that impresses me. When I think of "light", I feel the warmth of a morning sunrise reaching into my bones, filling me with energy. It is that fullness that I enjoy so much.

Of course without light, there is nothing to see, and certainly no photographs. But "light" here in the exhibition title, is the story of this energy, how it moves us, how it fools us, how it fills us, how it is our everything.

Where: Red Poles Gallery. McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale SA When: Opening, Saturday August 30 2014 at 3pm. Then through until October 12th Cost: Free

LIGHT has been reviewed by Haydn Radford of Weekend Notes: http://www.weekendnotes.com/light-photographic-exhibition-atkins-adelaide-photographic-artists/