North of Us - Artists in Residence
A few weeks ago, 11 of us spent 8 days in Lake Grace as artists in residence...4 visual artists, 2 writers, 4 musicians and me as the photographer. We spent our days indulging in creativity, inspired by our new surroundings, the people we met along the way, and by each other.
On our final evening there we had an exhibition to share with the locals what we had been doing. A beautiful evening of live music, sculpture, poetry and visual art (including a slideshow I'd put together using the images I'd taken during the week to the songs the musos had written and recorded), local wine and enjoying friends, old and new.
The exhibition was repeated over the Easter weekend back in Denmark as part of the town's annual Brave New Works Festival and we were delighted to be able to welcome along some of our new Lake Grace friends.
We live in a place where the forest meets the ocean and have almost the highest rainfall anywhere in Western Australia. Lake Grace is a few hours north of here, inland and surrounded by huge salt lakes. They've had no rain to speak of for 4 years now. It's a harsh environment with huge skies and very beautiful in its own way...I fell in love with the gimlet trees. Oh, and a little fella I was lucky enough to encounter called a red-tailed phascogale - a rare marsupial
Here's a few of the photos I took that week - some for the exhibition plus a few behind the scene shots I used in the slideshow:-)