Posts tagged Arts
Ride & Fourplay at the Darlinghurst Theatre Company

I've been doing a bit of work recently with the lovely folks at the Darlinghurst Theatre Company, who are based in the (amazing!) Eternity Theatre, not far from my office in Surry Hills here in Sydney.  

Their latest show, Ride & Fourplay, which opened last week, is actually two one-act plays by author Jane Bodie put together for the first time; curiously though, they feel absolutely right together...

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Lost & Found #47: Sydney Biennale at Cockatoo Island, 2012

This week's Lost & Found is a perfect example of why I started posting these - images I was very happy with, but that only I have seen. And even saying that, I saved them to my hard drive that week, and never looked at them again until now!

The 18th Sydney Biennale was held in July 2012, before I moved here from New Zealand; but while here on a visit I took a ferry to Cockatoo Island to see both the site and the installed works. It was a thoroughly impressive collection - and a beautiful sunny day, right in the middle of winter, which Sydney does very well I must say.

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Lost & Found #28: The Arrival, New Zealand International Arts Festival 2010

Today's Lost & Found is an image from the 2010 New Zealand International Arts Festival, and as was so often the case, was something that just happened in front of me when I found myself in exactly the right spot...

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Today in New Zealand International Arts Festival history: Ravi Shankar, Mark Twain & Me in Maoriland (2010) and Hohepa (2012)

It was a pleasant surprise to be asked to pop over to Ravi Shankar's sound check on the afternoon of his concert - I don't think I was really expecting to get a chance to photograph him or the show, but I tailed Festival Director Lissa Twomey over to greet him and spent a bit of time with them as he & his daughter Anoushka got things ready for that night.  It was amazing to see him, at the age of 90, settle in and just play.  Because he could really PLAY.  Amazing - wish I'd been able to come back for the show!

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Today in New Zealand International Arts Festival history: Dawn Ceremonies! (2004 - 2012)

I'm cheating slightly on this post - these didn't all happen on Feb 21 each year (which is tomorrow anyway, of course!), but the Dawn Ceremony / Powhiri to welcome the visiting artists is such an integral part of the New Zealand International Arts Festival that it only makes sense to see images from them together in one place, really.

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Today in New Zealand International Arts Festival history: Festival Setup (2008)

I always have one big folder of images on my hard drive during the Festival that's just labelled "Festival Setup"; it's the catch-all for photos of people building stuff, wiring things, whipping the whole thing into shape.  And it's important, because years later when there's a new crew working on the Festival, it can be that the images are the only record we have of how a certain temporary venue was situated on the site, where the power came from, or how a stage went into Shed 6, and so on. It's also often part of the early publicity for the Festival - giving people the sense that something is happening, in the weeks before shows actually start to happen on stages, building the anticipation.  At least, I like to think so!

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Today in New Zealand International Arts Festival history: The Lindbergh Flight rehearsal (2008)

With the New Zealand International Arts Festival coming up soon (from Feb 21 - Mar 16 this year), and as this is the first one I'll miss since I started working with them in 1998, I thought I'd have my own festival of photos, from the time I spent as their sole photographer from 2004 to 2012.  I'm going to have a look through my archives, and pull out a few - but not TOO many - images that might not have been seen at the time, but that I like looking back at now.

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