28th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2019

This is my inaugural entry into the Wallace Art Awards is a piece from a recent series exploring multiple exposure techniques.

While I didn’t place in the awards, it’s an honour to have been included in the Finalists Travelling show which will travel New Zealand over the next year.

As well as being my first entry into the Wallace Art Awards, this is my first entry into any awards or competitions. It’s quite an interesting process to go through personally, trying to stay true to yourself and putting forward work that represents me and not producing work that you think will suit the judges.

‘If Statler & Waldorf were Seagulls in the M.C. Escher Universe’ Double Exposure
Archival Print on Ilford Smooth Cotton Rag
1016mm (W) x 673mm (H) – Framed
Year: 2019
Edition: 1 + 2 AP

Painting with the Lens

 I have my art tutor Heather Sarin to thank for my approach to my photographic work. During my Diploma in Painting, I started to look at my photography through ‘a different lens’ and my compositions tend to be approached as if I was painting. This work is a great example of that process where I take the two photos and compose them with the intention to overlay them.

The final framed piece before shipping

Double Exposures

To create the double exposures I use photoshop only to combine the images in a way that would have previously been done in-camera, using film (before computers and photoshop).

Here’s some more on another multiple exposure series I’m working on.

Seagulls on Wellington Waterfront – one of the two original photos used in the double exposure

More Coverage…

artsdiary.co.nz have the winning works and a selection of the finalists (including mine) from the awards here.

For anyone who would like to see the travelling show when it’s near, you can here:

The Pah Homestead, TSB Wallace Arts Centre
72 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough, Auckland
3 September – 10 November 2019

Wallace Gallery Morrinsville
167 Thames Street, Morrinsville
21 November 2019 – 26 January 2020

Academy Galleries
Queens Wharf, Wellington
15 February – 22 March 2020