For our final hurrah of 2014, what’s better than a mini retrospective of our favourite tales of the year?
At our end-of-year tea held in the Ocean View Room of the Lighthouse Beach Resort in Bunbury, which was attended by protégés, mentors, families, sponsors and special friends, 20 framed works – thanks to our friends at Southern Picture Framers – were presented. Ten of those works are photographs that are part of the ABC Open’s Snapped project. We thought you’d enjoy seeing a compilation of these works and a line or two about each photograph’s back-story.
Before we get rolling, we do have a give-away this month. We’ll be offering four individuals who comment a set of beautiful gift tags by artist Marguerite Aberle. Also, special thanks to Carensa Werder for our feature photograph of Daniel Marinovich holding Daniel Dabbles (above) and the dreamy photographs of guinea pig Patch and Marguerite’s gift tags (both below).
Let’s roll with our top 10 in random order…
Me and My Owner for Snapped: At Play
This gorgeous photograph by Carensa Werder features Patch, Daniel McLachlan’s guinea pig. Daniel crafted a short piece of dialogue between Patch and his brother Snowy. You can read it here.
Two Scary Monsters for Snapped: Two
These two creatures were brought to life by Emma Matthews, with support from mentors Billie Griffiths and Helen Seiver, while in a Creative Kids class at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries. Quinn and Jack, along with their pal King, have been very busy these past few months. You can see them in action right here.
Daniel Dabbles for Snapped: At Play
This lovely photo of Daniel Marinovich was taken in the studio of artist Anastasija Komarnyckyj. Daniel attended a mini-workshop and completed a painting Blowing in the Wind which was exhibited as part of the Art in the City exhibition series.
2 Bikes for Snapped: Two
This stunning photograph of two cyclists along one of Bunbury’s many cycle paths was taken by David Gaudion.
Janine Loves her Paint for Snapped: At Play
Janine Egan does love her paint. She loves her flowers too. In this photograph, taken during a mini-workshop at Helen Seiver’s studio in Capel, Janine looks to be enjoying two of her favourite things in life.
Delighted Duo for Snapped: Two
Alyssa Skippings and Isabell Evans were spotted at the opening of the Visions exhibition at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries. Alyssa had just won the Education Support Award for her work Love-Hate created at Newton Moore Senior High School. Her award-winning creation is currently part of the Art in the City exhibition series.
Elephant in a Box for Snapped: Two
This delightful photo of Keon Hall has him showing off an origami box in two halves that he created for a tiny origami elephant that his mentor Edy Rees brought him as a gift from Bali. You can read the full story right here.
Landscape from the Jetty for Snapped: Australian Landscapes
This intriguing photograph by Sam Everitt is one of his four submissions for Snapped: Australian Landscapes. It was also part of the MOSAIC 2014 exhibition in Perth in November. Read the full story – which is practically an urban legend by now – right here.
Two Mandalas for Snapped: Two
Earlier this year, Zoe Hogan and Wanda Ariano – who was Zoe’s replacement mentor for her Creative Kids session – created mandalas. They were both clothes-pegged to a tree and photographed for Snapped.
Two Traceys for Snapped: Two
Encouraged by mentor Amanda Doust, Roslyn Burns painted a portrait of her support worker Tracey Musham. The acrylic on canvas painting, called Just Like Tracey, was Roslyn’s first foray into portraiture, and beautifully captures Tracey’s larger than life personality.
This month, those keen souls who comment on this post, will have the chance to win one of four sets of beautiful gift tags by artist Marguerite Aberle. This is not a contest, but a draw! Thus, anyone who comments by January 14 is in with a chance! And, given that postage costs won’t be an issue, international readers are encouraged to indulge in the possibility.
Have a great holiday season, and we’ll see you all again in 2015!