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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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Cameras for Asia: Yangon photo festival

During the recent Cameras for Asia workshops in Yangon, the city’s annual photography festival was being held and I was able to take the children to the awards night where Aung San Suu Kyi was one of the judges.

It was a really wonderful opportunity for the children to see some world class photographic work, by both local and international photographers, and see the Lady, who is such an icon in Myanmar and indeed around the world.

Here are some images of the night.


Me in the back seat with the kids heading out for the photo night. Photo by Andrew Rogers.

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In pictures: celebrating Human Rights

10 December every year is set aside to celebrate, highlight and advocate human rights, a full list of which is available here.

In that vein of celebrating rights to life, liberty, security, dignity, freedom of thought and religion, food, clothing, housing and more, here are 10 images celebrating what it is to be human from around the world.

Laughing children in underwear in a back alley of Kolkata, India

“Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor… Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.” -Mother Theresa
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Visited Planet on radio

I was interviewed by Peter Lane’s “Chariots of Fire” program on YYYFM Radio this week. Yes we keep things in the family around here!

The interview can be found here:

It’s the second time I’ve been interviewed by YYYFM.  The previous interview can be found at this link.


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Visited Planet live on air

I was interviewed by two radio programs recently which I hope has done something to promote the work of Visited Planet, particularly the recent branch out into Cameras for Asia.

The first radio station was YYY, a Catholic radio station in Mitchelton, Brisbane that broadcasts to suburbs in that vicinity. The program that interviewed me was “On Eagles Wings” which allows you to choose a selection of music relevant to your life story / experience and then interviews you about what you do.

I was in good company – before me they’d had a former Gay Queen and an insurance inspector that travels the world after natural disasters inspecting claims. So it’s quite an eclectic mix of people on YYY and it was fun. Thanks Pete and Mike for having me.

You can see a list of programs at the website. My program was the week of 6th February and this link should take you direct to it to listen or download:

The other program was “The Be Real Radio Program” hosted by Youth for Christ (YFC) on This is a national program broadcast around Australia and does not contain betting or racing information!! YFC features people involved in some sort of community development/youth work/etc so it was a great honour to be on there again. I was interviewed by them a few years ago. Thanks Abby for having me.

There are a few links about the show you can check out here but I am yet to find a direct link to our program. I’ll post that when I can:

Feel free to email Jo at with your comments/thoughts/photo aspirations. See and learn more at

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