The second Queensland Festival of Photography kicked off this month and will continue running throughout April. So far I've attended two of the exhibits, Jacky Redgate: Visions From Her Bed at the IMA, and Memoirs: Selection of Photographs from the Daryl Hewson Collection at the SLQ's Studio Gallery. The Jacky Redgate exhibit was personal, beautiful, pristine and haunting. Themes of memory and recollection have always featured prominently in Jacky's work, with many of the works in this exhibit inspired by images she imagined while hospitalised as a young child. Daryl Hewson's collection is said to be the most comprehensive archive of photography in Queensland. The standout piece for me was a photo of Nick Cave taken in 1991 by Peter Milne. Nick was smiling in the photo. A rarity, as I've not seen many photos of Nick Cave smiling. The festival consists of over twenty participating galleries and venues showcasing an expansive and diverse range of contemporary photography, so there's sure to be something to please every photographic enthusiast.
For the full program of events click here
Taking photos was not permitted at the exhibitions but I took a photo outside the SLQ of this little beastie I found basking in the sun at Southbank.
"I am the lizard king. I can do anything. So if you don't stop blocking my sun, invading my personal space & leave me in peace, I may eat you"
Cripes. Grouchy little beastie.