seascapes + memory

As I go through my black and white archives  from the 1980s for The Bowden Archives and Other Marginala book   I am starting to come across  some seascape images that I cannot recall making.   Nor can I recall … Read More

The Bowden Archives and other Marginalia

The Bowden Archives and other Marginalia  is the current working title of the  book of  my archival photographs from the 1980s that I have recently started to work on. What unfolds in the book is a collage of images and … Read More

Bowden textures

During the 1980s when  I was working on the Bowden project  in Adelaide The Developed Image, the South Australian Photographic Workshop  and the South Australian Workshop (SAW) came into existence.  There were number of  art photographers gathered around each. The Developed Image was the first … Read More

warehouse, Bowden

In the 1980s Bowden-Brompton  was a mixture of housing, factories, shops and small offices and warehouses. I was surprised by this mixture,  given that Bowden is less than 4 kilometres from Adelaide’s CBD and adjacent to the Adelaide Parklands.  It … Read More

Bowden graffiti

The graffiti around the  streets of Bowden in the 1980s was done prior to the tagging and the boom in  street art in New York  in the 1970s-1980s and prior to many councils encouraging street art in the city by designating walls … Read More

office girls, Bowden

The  Australian photographic context or reference point for the street work in the  Bowden project  is probably the  Candid Camera: Australian Photography 1950s-1970s exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia  in 2010. This  was  curated by Julie Robinson, the Art Gallery’s Senior Curator … Read More