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I’ve had my work on display at the award winning Maya Indian Restaurant & Rush Me clothing store in Fremantle for the last 3 weeks. They just look awesome on the big red walls at Maya and perfectly place for street viewing at Rushme. It’s great for having new people see your work 🙂

Gurps & Rushme Bagga the owners are happy the lend there wall spaces to emerging artists so if your interested in Exhibiting the too contact them at http://www.mayarestaurant.com.au/contact.asp

RushMe Clothing Store

RushMe Clothing Store

Artwork on display @ Maya Restaurant

Artwork on display @ Maya Restaurant

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I got given a booklet in Austria by an Wall Instrument Sculpture Artist from America who I can’t remember the name of (I have a funky picture of us with top notch glasses on though).

With Wall sculpture Artist

With Wall sculpture Artist

This booklet was made out of a Post card of Wien. She described it to be a note book, cook book or whatever book.
I’ve never been much of a diary writer (recapping on my day seemed so backwards) but I started to scribble random thoughts and notes into this Booklet. And made another one myself once the first was full. Its turned out to be a fantastic micro diary, and bit of a twitter micro blog in a book, and the best thing about having it made out of a post card is when you’re travelling and you update it, it shows a story of where you’ve been. Much better then writing in a post card and sending it off to never be seen again.

Perfect For Micro Diary on Travels

Perfect For Micro Diary on Travels

Below is some instructions on how to make one.

1: Buy a Post Card

2: Find some scrape blank paper. (You know the paper the printer pops out with one useless line on it.)

3: Cut the paper up into rectangles to fit nicely into the Post Card. 5-6 pieces of paper are enough. Fold paper in half with post card surrounding it.

4: Find a needle and thread.

5: Sew the paper through the middle  to the postcard to create a booklet.

6: Bobs your uncle. Your finished. Start Writing in it or Drawing or using as emergency tee pee paper

Inside of Twitter Booklet

Inside of Twitter Booklet

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Hey There,
Just updating some more Photo Awards & Competitions I’m running into.
I’ve also found the following two sites helpful for writing Artist Bios and Statements. I’m just so awkward when it comes to writing about myself and this information really helped to work through it 🙂
http://www.musicbizacademy.com/knab/articles/artistbio.htm
http://www.mollygordon.com/resources/marketingresources/artstatemt/
PH.Art Gallery
All year round photo compeitions
http://www.photoartgallery.com/

Photo Enter
Weekly photo competitions
http://www.photoenter.com/

Shoot Experience
Monthly photographic competitions
http://www.shootexperience.com/PIX Digital Imaging Contest

Monash Art Gallery
August 7th   09
Melbourne
http://www.mga.org.au/

Pix Digital Contest
Aug 21st 09
http://www.pixdigitalimagingcontest.com/

World in Focus
Aug 24th  09
http://www.worldinfocuscontest.com/

Aesthetica Magazine
31st Aug 09
Global
http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/submission_guide.htm
UK   based

Ultimate Music Moment
Sept 8th  09
http://www.billboardphotocontest.com/

Travel Photographer of the year
22nd September  09
Global
http://www.tpoty.com

The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards
27th Sept  09
http://www.thegalaawards.com/
Small Spaces, Big Creations competition
2nd Oct   09
http://www.sixthstreetgallery.com/

Sony World Photography Awards
Dec 4th  09
http://www.worldphotographyawards.org/

Projekt30
October Exhibition Submit
http://www.projekt30.com/

Infinity Art Gallery
Online Art Gallery
http://www.infinityartgallery.com/

Art Event Productions
Career support for artists
http://www.arteventproductions.com/

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A good friend Shona Henderson ask me which piece in the ‘Art of Travel, India’ I liked the best. Which I answered ‘Shop Boxes.’ Unfortunately I couldn’t entirely share with her why I thought it was the best, as the images in this Blog don’t give you the opportunity to look up close to the images and explore the deep individualism of each image. So I though, as I explain to her, I would write some notes on my favourite piece and why.

Art of Travel, Part 1: India – Shop Boxes

'The Art of Travel, Part 1 India'

'The Art of Travel, Part 1 India'

These Shop Boxes are spread everywhere throughout India, so much so you almost don’t see them. They just blend in with the crowded chaos of the Indian landscape. Shop Boxes though are a brilliant idea. A steal or wooden cupboard like enclosure in which people have a shop. ‘A Shop in a Box.’ They save space in a crowded environment, are cost efficient, easily lock up at night and are portable to move with the changing times.

I once interviewed a Mechanical Shop box owner who told my friend who translated to me that every year or so he moves a couple of kilometres up the large road he is on as they keep widening the road and taking up his spot/post.

Types of shops in the boxes range from mechanic shops containing a compressor and many large hung tools, a tailor shop where the owner sits with his sewing machine each day as the clothes to work on are hung up and draped all around the walls of his box, a shoe shop featuring a crowed display if shoes lining the boxes walls with a father and son selling to the passers by, pan and cigarette shops where the owner dishes out pan to regularly visiting auto drivers and boasts that his is the best pan in town, an artists studio where you can sit and have your portrait painted, the morning juice stall, the lunch time chat & food stall and the list just continues and continues.

I love this image as it invites you to explore the many environments in these boxes or how empty and alone they look when they are shut up. Once again exemplifying the environmental changes of mans markings. They are a Box, a quiet deserted box, absent from live until they are opened up and brought to life by their owner.

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