Winter Postcards 2012
Images: Alan Charlton and Judy Parker
Members have opportunities to show work in three group exhibitions this year. 'Winter Postcards' is the second members’ exhibition for 2012, giving everyone a chance to share their work and the incidents and emotions of their recent winters.
'Hang it yourself 2012' is the next exhibition open to all members, beginning on 18 October and running to 4 November. Our major Centenary of Canberra project, '100 Views of Canberra', is also open to all members. I encourage you to read the detailed information on the PhotoAccess website and join in this exciting effort to tell the story of Canberra only Canberrans know.
As with last year’s 'Winter Holiday Snaps', some members have stayed local and some have brought back images from far away holidays, sharing a mix of exotic places and faces with us. Karen Dace, Elizabeth Casling, John Boyd Macdonald and Alan Charlton’s evocative landscapes couldn’t be more reminiscent of the chill of winter. As too Judy Parker’s beautiful abstractions of cold, hard machinery parts made elegant by frost. Ginette Snow’s 'Stacks', with hints of Rosemary Gascoigne’s famous found object works, suggest the cool of winter in meticulous patterning and colour choices. Julie Garran, Shan Crosbie and Darren Weinert have shown us faces of winter in other countries.
But not everything is so literally representative of winter. Hayley King’s series suggests a memorable time in her life; Kerry Baylor’s grim images allude to holidays in warmer places. As with 'Winter Holiday Snaps' last year there is diversity and plenty to admire and think about in 'Winter Postcards 2012'.