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New exhibition: “Outside In” at St Vincent’s hospital

I am pleased to announce I am one of 18 artists selected for the “Outside In” exhibition at St Vincent’s hospital here in Brisbane starting on May 23. The exhibition will run for six months and my images will be displayed on level 2.

Here’s some information about the focus of the exhibition:

“Outside In” aims to provide patients with a connection from the hospital to the outside world with artworks that engender encounters with people, places and experiences beyond the hospital itself, offering opportunities for reflection and contemplation, engaging memory and recognition, inspiration and motivation. Our aim is to make a difference to patients’ hospital experiences providing hope and aspriation (sic), diversion from regular hospital routine, relaxation and potentially improve patient health outcomes.

I love the focus of this as it fits really well into one of my mission statements of Visited Planet. I’m also really pleased to be involved with St Vincent’s as a friend of mine spent the last 12 months or so of his life at this hospital in palliative care and I used to visit him there every Saturday and sometimes show him my work with the idea of bringing the outside world to him. So I actually submitted my work in memory of Rudy (previous posts about him here and here).

Here are the images that will be on display but if you’re in Brisbane, they do look much better on the walls of the hospital so go in and see them and say hello to the patients and staff while you’re in there.

Walking into Middle Earth, Milford Sound, New Zealand.

Walking into Middle Earth, Milford Sound, New Zealand.

Woman with wine bottles, Certaldo, Tuscany, Italy.

Woman with wine bottles, Certaldo, Tuscany, Italy.

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In pictures: East Timor

Since the last post I’ve been busy uploading a range of galleries from East Timor including:

– Dili
– Ramelau
– Aotaru
– 2012 elections in Dili
– 2012 elections in Baucau
– Diving
– Dili to Baucau (images from the roadside).

Check them all out here.

East Timor isn’t a place on most tourists’ agendas and yet its sad history has left a fascinating mix of people, languages, landscapes, food and culture.  Here’s some more images to tempt you for a closer look — tourism will aid in the ongoing infrastructural development.

Dili, East Timor

Baucau, East Timor

Children living in rural areas in East Timor are still among the most under-nourished in the world. Limited access to clean water and basic sanitation contributes to the spread of persistent infectious diseases such as diarrhea, which can be fatal. In East Timor, diarrhea accounts for 11 per cent of deaths in children under five years old.
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Urban landscapes

The English poet Rupert Brooke said, “Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.” Cities also reveal themselves in their architecture, people, weather and lifestyle. Here are some images from the Visited Planet database of the great cities of the world.

New York, USA

Brooklyn, New York City, USA

And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there… Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.
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New galleries: Northern Territory

I’m heading to the Territory in a couple of weeks and writing about it today too as it would happen. I needed some of my images from my last trip up that way and was sorting through files and found a few to add to the new smugmug interface. Here are some of my favourites.

Uluru: my all time favourite shot of the rock. Just after sunrise when the colours were still soft. We saw dingoes in the grass here which reminded me, unwittingly, of the Azaria Chamberlain case and how beautiful but dangerous this country can be.

A queer country, so old that as you walk on and on, there’s a feeling comes over you that you are gone back to Genesis
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Solitude is something I’m pretty familiar with when I travel and I actually embrace the concept of  this African proverb, “It is better to travel alone than with a bad companion.” However there are different forms of solitude and some can be inspiring, a haven and even necessary while others reek of loneliness and rejection. Here are some images from across the Visited Planet database featuring some of these forms of solitude.

Hindu pilgrim in prayerby the Ganges RiverVarnassi, IndiaBy Joanne Lane

Hindu pilgrim in prayer by the Ganges River, Varnassi, India

Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that which is salutary for his soul, for he who meditates in solitude attains supreme bliss.
~ Guru Nanak Read more

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