Hi everyone! I have been flat out with two new major online art installations as well as working on new photography prints. The #iwearwhite project is going really well and it has had some great feedback, thank God! My long term project called “Christ Coast” is also up and running and involved photography and some very small pieces of writing.
I am still looking for people to be involved in #iwearwhite and it is open to pretty much everyone out there that wants to be a little creative. I have put my own spin on it as it is a bit of a beginning and an end to some previous works and stories that I have been working on.
In other news I will hopefully be heading to the Hunter Valley to simply display and sell some of my newest art photography (on canvas). I am finalising some things but it is getting there finally! Don’t ever let anyone tell you that following your visions and dreams are easy, but that is part of the fun isn’t?
God bless you all as always and I hope you will all help share and support these two latest projects. Links to both of these can be found on the top menu bar. I am an individual artist so even a like or tweet means the world to me!!!
You may have noticed a numbered countdown on the site over the past two days. This is because I am counting down to the launch of a creative, collaborative and social project. The only way this can happen is with YOU participating. It doesn’t matter what medium you like to get creative in, you can be involved. If you want to stay up to date with the count down you can like my page on Facebook or simply follow me on Twitter. Get ready to join in!
There has been quite a bit of discussion about negative politics in Australia over the past few years. The funny thing is that politics is usually negative and depending on your political leaning anything could be negative. I do accept that under the current leader of the opposition, Tony Abbott, the political discussion has taken a darker even more negative turn. Then we are told to believe that the Australian Liberal Party leader is a positive figure for Australia!
With the federal election well under way, the 24 hour news cycle now feels obsolete. While there is still a role to play for traditional media this Australian election has shown that it does not quite know what that role is just yet. Newspapers and television news seem to be lost between making the Australian Federal Election into a Big Brother contest and trying to do some serious journalism.
Rupert Murdoch has caused new lows in the quality of Australian journalism.
There are certainly some journalists out there who are taking the issues seriously but many know the reality that they are not serving the news up to citizens but to consumers. The fourth estate has now been reduced to a few plots of digital real estate and tiny sections of newspapers and television shows. Rupert Murdoch has shown us that the majority of Australia’s print media in particular is just a megaphone to extol the values of its various owners.