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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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Photo of the day: A sun kissed Tuscan villa

I was going through images for a client yesterday and came across this one of a villa where I used to live and work in Certaldo, Tuscany. The beautiful Fattoria Bassetto is actually open for business as a guesthouse so feel free to stay and take your own shots of it.

What caught my eye at the time of taking the image was the light falling on the urn. We used to get some fantastic light there.

A sun kissed Tuscan villa, pic: Joanne Lane,

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Photo gallery – truffle hunters in Tuscany

I made a submission to an agency of some of my photographs of truffle hunters in Tuscany yesterday and thought it might be worth sharing them here.

I lived in Tuscany for about 3-4 years and became quite good friends with a number of the hunters in the area who took me out with them one winter on a truffle hunt. I can’t say I’m much of a fan of the taste of truffle, still it was an interesting process to watch the dogs finding them and we did have some success as these photos attest.

I’ve also enclosed some excerpts from an article I had published on truffle hunting. In Italian, truffle is tartufo (singular), tartufi (plural).

Hunting dogs getting ready for action - Leah (left) and Dolly (right)

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