After months of preparations I've spent the last 10days or so in Sydney at the Head On Photo Festival, alternately managing my exhibtion and viewing other photograpers work on shoe across a whole range of locations.
This Sunday 12th of May my exhibition will conclude with a WELCOME TO COUNTRY from Jennifer Thomsen, followed by an Artist Talk
The presentation of exhibition Marks and Artist Talk at the festival was made possible by the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund, which supports artist in regional and remote Australia.y
MARKS THAT MAKE PLACE: Is the second showing of my Mersey Bluff project, I will be exhibiting a selection of prints at Scratch Art Space, Marrickville, NSW as an Associated Exhibitor with the Head On Photo Festival from May 2nd - April 12th.
I'll be staying in Sydney for two weeks to attend the festival and sit the gallery over the weekends.
On the 12th of April I'll be hosting a floor talk and closing event, it'd be great to see some familiar faces or Tassie connections.
The presentation of this exhibition at the Head On Photo Festival was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote
takayna Ultra 22km & 65km trail running event April 5th 2019, hosted by Patagonia and The Bob Brown Foundation.
I've had a full week photographing Devonport from sunrise to sun set, finding interesting perspectives on familiar subjects.
The perfect day to welcome new citizens to this country, a day to share food and culture and sympathy with the whole community.
Devonport City Council hosted a fun community event for Harmony Week 2019.
Lobster man Todd Walsh and is Giant Tasmanian Lobster mate are asking Australian's to think about how they vote and to consider stepping up to push for change.
I had great day out photographing Giant Tasmanian Freshwater Lobster - Astacopsis gouldi expert Todd Walsh, undertaking a river survey in Northwest Tasmania. Todd has a number of ongoing survey projects, collecting data on the lobsters and monitoring their river systems. Astacopsis gouldi is a threatened species, very venerable to ecological disturbances of it's aquatic habitat from sedimentation, chemical pollutants, temperature rise as well as poaching.
Todd has been working with these giant lobster's -the largest freshwater invertebrate on Earth, for more than twenty years.
The lobsters are amazing creatures, colourful, agile and humorous.
As the result of some feedback last year - that my current website lacks context in relation to my emerging arts practice - I've started the process of developing an artist portfolio web space, the aim is for it to give context to my arts practice, my development so far and a bit of a sense of where I'm going ( which would be easier if I knew where I wanted to go).
It's live, but hard to find without a direct link - Kelly Slater - kslater or other variations of my name are already taking up a lot of space on the internet - http://www.kslater.com.au/
Useful feedback would be appreciated: spelling errors and gramma errors, links that aren't working or don't go where you'd expect and anything that doesn't make sense or you think is just wrong - let me know via the contact form on the ABOUT page.
Here's a few things you'll find on the site.
Tasmanian based, New Zealand born