Friday, April 29, 2005

Monday, April 18, 2005

Elizabeth Street II

I tend to avoid taking photos of things that aren't a permanent fixture of a street, prefering instead to capture something that other people might feel compelled to go and take a look at for themselves.

There always seems to be a lot of building going on in Adelaide. Maybe cities everywhere are like that. Cranes reach out of the skyline as they take apart old buildings and put together new ones.

Everything is getting older, from the newly constructed office complex with its new-carpet smell to the crumbling walls of some forgotten building with boarded-up windows. For everything there is the briefest moment of being new, just before the clock starts winding down.

In the infinite reach of time, a broken umbrella on the footpath is insignificantly less permanent than a building rooted to the earth. The building may be on the street longer than the umbrella but will one day be forgotten just the same.

Gilles Arcade

The Queen's Theatre, apparently 'the oldest theatre on mainland Australia'.

Playhouse Lane I

Playhouse Lane II

Ann Street

Cordwainers Lane

Runs into Hall Court, with the other end meeting Anster Street at right-angles. There's no sign to announce its name, so at first I thought it was part of Hall Court. The only thing defining each from the other is a slight kink in the road - maybe there was more of a distinction in the past.

Savings Bank Place

Mullet Festival Update

Yesterday, upon arriving at the Norwood Town Hall to pick up my photos from the Mullet Festival Visual Art Exhibition, I was told that they had been selected for the Carclew's Choice Award. Out of the 68 artworks (from 56 artists) featured at the Mullet Festival, only 11 were selected for this award.

So rather than going home with me, my photos have now been taken to the Carclew Youth Arts Centre Gallery (11 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide) to appear in an exhibition of selected artworks from the Mullet Festival.

I didn't stay for the award ceremony at the Mulltet Festival last week (now I wish I had) and somehow missed the email and telephone call regarding my selection, so I don't have any other details about the Carclew exhibition. I'll update this post as soon as I find out more.

The Carclew exhibtion will run from 2 May to 13 May, at the Carclew Youth Arts Centre Gallery, 11 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Bloor Court I

Bloor Court II

This was actually taken in a narrow walkway that runs off of Bloor Court.

Why bother painting over grafitti if you can't even match the original colour of the wall?

Topham Mall

Anster Street

Hall Court

It was strange to see something so organic in a place of metal and stone. At first, I thought the wooden fence might be temporary but it appears to have been there for quite some time.

Waymouth Place