Last Thursday (October 13) was the opening night of a new art show in Gaffa Art Gallery in Sydney city where my digital dioramas made their debut in the world of art.
And I sold a few! Well, to be more accurate I turned my dioramas into postcards for sale, and we've not only sold most of the first batch of postcards, we're printing some more to keep up with demand.
At the end of this blog posting I'll provide some details for Sydney readers who might be interested in dropping in not only to see dioramas in an art gallery, but also the wonderful paintings by my wife Pam and her good friend, Margaret. For people working in the city, the Gallery is near the Town Hall and open Monday to Saturday.
Right now, here's some photos of the opening night, my "installation", and then a small sample of the dioramas included in my installation.
|The little retro TVs are made by my wife's picture framer, |
Koru Studio in Enmore Road, Enmore. www.korustudio.com.au
Now, for a change of pace, here's a small selection of several dioramas that were in my installation. Most of these were turned into postcards, and it's lovely to think people actually wanted to buy my work.
|Abarths at Monza, 1957|
|Nixon and Brezhnev at a Peace Conference at Gleneagles in|
Scotland. The car on the left is a Zil limousine, and the one
on the right is a Merc 600.
|Boppin' at the Diner. Livvie and John in the foreground, |
Marlon Brando with a Vincent motorcycle in the background.
|Auburn Golden Fleece Servo. The background is a black and|
white photo which I then colourised. The red Holden is a
not very nice 1/76 model, the yellow Holden a very nice
1/43 model by Trax.
|Marching Band Practice Holding Up Traffic in Rome.|
Marcello Mastroianni driving the Fiat 1500 Gina Lollabrigida
in the Lancia Fulvia behind.
|Prince Valiant. The charming couple with their Valiant is|
Carey Mulligan and Peter Saarsgard from the film
"An Education". The original milk bar is in Melbourne.
|Suburban Status Seeker. The background photo actually is |
that colour of house. Wonderful. The little cars are both
1/43 scale models by Trax.
I have to admit it was a very nice thing to have all sorts of people checking out my dioramas in this way, and talking to them about how they are created, and so on.
What they all seemed to like about them, apart from their realism, was their sense of innocent fun, which is exactly what I have been aiming for all along. Thanks everyone!
SHOW DETAILS: Gaffa Art Gallery, Level 1, 281 Clarence Street, Sydney (it's close to the Sydney Town Hall). The show is on until October 24, Monday to Friday 10-6, Saturday 11-5, closed on Sunday. www.gaffa.com.au