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Emerge Festival – Exhibition Update

by on Aug.10, 2016, under Life, Photography

Our Entropy Exhibition has been officially included in the Willoughby City Council’s Emerge Festival. This is great news for us. The Emerge Festival is the largest cultural and entertainment celebration on Sydney’s North Shore. With more than 30 events all through September celebrating emerging talent, arts, culture and community.

Every household and business in our community should be receiving their Emerge Festival program soon. #Emerge


I’d originally planned to have my images mounted on black core Gatorboard. I had one test image professionally mounted but I and many of the rest of my group had decided the look just wasn’t quite right. I even tried having one printed on stretched canvas as an alternate option.

Each of those methods had a number of practical benefits to me. However in the end we believed traditional matting and framing would suit my images better.

My ten custom frames have now been made, and we had a massive mat cutting and framing day. Five of us descended on Debs place to cut our mats and begin our framing.

iPhone 6 + iPhone 6 back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 @ 4.15 mm, 1/35 sec at f/2.2, ISO 200

After ten hours of solid work we’d managed to cut most of our mats. As my prints were all ready printed I have even managed to fully frame all of my pieces!

Wow! – what a difference proper mating and framing makes to the images. I mean they looked good just printed on the magic Canson Platine paper. With a mat and in the frame however they just lifted and soared. I may be biased but they look awesome! :).

iPhone 6 + iPhone 6 back camera 4.15mm f/2.2 @ 4.15 mm, 1/35 sec at f/2.2, ISO 100


Our exhibition will be at The Art Space on the Concourse @ Chatswood (Sydney’s North Shore). It’s showing from Wednesday 7th to Sunday 18th September 2016 and entry is Free. If you can make it we’d love to see you there.

What’s Next?:

I’m ready to hang but there’s still a number of other things to sort out before the big day.

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