Monthly Archives: October 2015

As seen in China

October 24, 2015

Our exhibition ”Temporal Landscapes” curated by Na Risong, (on the right below) one of the leading photography gallery directors in China has resulted in great exposure of our work in China.
The fine multi language catalogue published by Inter Art Centre/Gallery and Pixel Press is available here: Inter Gallery Catalogue

Inter Portrait

International exhibitions executive Cui Ying ( on the left above) who did such a fine job arranging everything and graciously liaised with us, has sent this report:

“Your exhibition at Inter Gallery went very well and we had large audience visits to the exhibition during the National Day Holidays between 1 and 8 October. We have also welcomed the group of organisers from Lian Zhou Photo Festival and curator residency group from China Photographers Association today. The Digital Foto Magazine will also have a coverage about the exhibition in its coming issue.

“Also, we’ve got more than 27 pages of positive audience comments in the visitors book placed in the gallery. This is not usually achieved compared to our previous exhibitions.

“China’s influential website Tencent.com also covered the exhibition and posted the exhibiting works in their online gallery.
The post has 37,000 views and more than 170 comments up until the time I searched the page.

 “The exhibition has also been covered by one of the main Chinese daily newspapers.”

Inter Art Centre/Gallery are retaining the exhibition works and will be showing them for a year at various photography festivals throughout China.

Adventures of a different kind

October 9, 2015

 

We have just returned from adventures in Europe and China, where we opened two exhibitions of our environmental art.

Andorra Land Art Biennale was the first of its kind and Philippa and I were there to open the international festival with Beyond: the Watershed, a stand alone exhibition of 27 large prints installed in the old historic city of Andorra la Vella. We gave a talk with an audio visual at the official opening which presented the body of work over 20 years and the sustainable design philosophy that underpins it. The presentation included the Fine Line Project preview to a packed auditorium and it was very well received.Andorra Landart

We explored Andorra and the surrounding mountain valleys where many works were installed in the grand natural landscape. We were hosted by the organising team led by Pere Moles who put the festival together on a limited budget with volunteer help.

After a few days exploring the mountain villages and Cathar castles of the Pyrenees we headed to Paris where we were hosted by the owners of a famous chateau followed by a meeting with a large global corporation before the long flight to China for the opening of our exhibition there. 

Inter Gallery
Curated by Na Risong at Inter Art Centre and Gallery in the 798 Art Zone Beijing, the exhibition was titled, Temporal Landscapes and installation of the framed prints and the videos was directed very professionally by Ying Cui who also translated the catalogue and wall texts into Chinese.

The opening was enlivened by the arrival of the Kiwi contingent led by John B Turner and Ian McDonald who had arrived back from Pingyao International Photography Festival. We all dined together with Inter Gallery staff and visited the Gao Brothers Studio which was an inspiring experience. Inter Gallery 2

The next day we had  a public talk/discussion with Lu Guang the multi award winning documentary photographer who has powerfully exposed  the environmental degradation currently happening in China.

With invitations to go back to Paris and China next year we are overwhelmed with work on new proposals and excited by the adventurous possibilities they may bring.