THE EYE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION An artist’s journey through photographic lenses. An exhibition inspired by Facebook friends and their photographs, now brought from the virtual to tangible.

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OPENING NIGHT: THURSDAY 23rd JANUARY: 7- 9 pm
EXHIBITION DATES: 24th – 30th JANUARY 2014
GALLERY OPENING HOURS: 11 am – 7 pm
AT: GALLERY 21, 11 – 21 FLINDERS STREET, SURRY HILLS

The Eye is the second of a series of Photography Exhibitions at Gallery 21, a Pop Up Gallery run by The Arts Platform, creating greater opportunities for Artists to exhibit in Sydney; transforming space into a platform for artists.

Join us for a visual fiesta of art works by talented photographers:
ANKYA KLAY, BRONWYN CURRAN, CARMEN KY, CHRISTOPHER DEAN, CLAIRE LEIMBACH, EMILIE SERIS, HOWIE COOKE, JOHN OGDEN, LISA WILKES-HUNTER, MANFRED MAKAUSKAS, ROBBI LUSCOMBE NEWMAN, SHOBHAN OLIVER, STEPHEN DOYLE & ZOE LIND VAN’T HOF.
Proudly curated by John Lind & Sama Ky Balson.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
A Message From Co-Curator John Lind:
The essence of this exhibition is that it emanates from a VIRTUAL world, from digital images placed by a social group on their Facebook pages. One of the Facebook friends in the circle was impressed and surprised by the quality of his friends’ photos. Most are not professional photographers. And yet they have THE EYE.

He harvested his choices of the most interesting and ‘eye catching’ and placed them in albums he called THE EYE. After two years the albums contained no less than 1000 images. By now 2014 they are over 2000.
Another Facebook friends in the circle suggested an exhibition. So 40 were selected and transformed from VIRTUAL into TACTILE by printing, mounting, framing and hanging them on walls (Gallery 21).

Next comes the HUMANIZING form when some of those who contributed these images initially in the VIRTUAL context will meet each other for the first time personally. It is a reversal of the current trend that transfers the physical presence into the VIRTUAL and leaves it there.

However, as the original images came from photographing elements in the “REAL” world, it may be more accurate to describe the above process as a pendulum swing back to an appreciation of these same images in human company, rather than solo at a computer.
John Lind

 

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“The Eye” Sydney Art Exhibition at Gallery 21 is showing prints

"Long Island" is a Shobhan Oliver mixed media painting. Original art prints will be for sale at Gallery 21, Sydney Art Exhibition

Long Island and Belongil

Two A3 prints

Long Island (Bitumen, ink, shellac and silver leaf on canvas size 122 x 122cm)is part of the “Silver Series”paintings. High quality print on watercolour paper. The “Silver Series” has been created in the hope that the viewer will experience drama, space and colour. The silver leaf is representing water. “Long Island ” has been printed on quality watercolour paper.Framed signed ,or unframed and signed.” Belongil” is an high quality print on heavy watercolour paper of this oil painting. (Oils,silver leaf on canvas 91x61cm ) “Belongil” is part of the “Silver Series” The silver leaf is representing air. Belongil : quality print on watercolour paper framed signed ,or unframed signed.Visit this Sydney Art Exhibition at Gallery 21 the exhibition opens on the 23 January 2014.

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Art Exhibition “THE EYE”@ Gallery 21 Surry Hills Sydney

Beautiful large A3 print on glossy paper Blak Koral by Shobhan Oliver Sydney Gallery 21 exhibition 2014

Art Exhibition Opening 23-1-2014 “The Eye” will sell original Art Prints from Shobhan Oliver

Print of photographic Image on heavy hanemuhe paper

Art Exhibition Opening 23-1-2014 “The Eye” will sell original Art Prints and Photographs.In this combined art show I will exhibit my photographic images and printed paintings . Please enjoy the opening @ 6 o clock.

“The Eye”will last till  30 of January 2014.
Gallery 21 on 11- 21 Flinders Street, TAYLOR SQUARE, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia

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Till Death Do Us Part

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profile video for the Elevation exhibition Beach Hotel Byron bay 2013

Shobhan Oliver elevation art exhibition beach hotel byron bay 2013

 

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Photos of RAW Elevation Byron Bay Exhibit Beach Hotel

The RAW exhibit was visited by more than 750 people. The evening was jam packed with music, art and performances.

Here are some images of the night…

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See more on RAW Facebook page

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RAW Artists Byron Bay

Shobhan will be a featured artist RAW Exhibit - Byron Bay July 2013at the upcoming RAW Artist event in Byron on the 3rd July – See Shobhan Oliver’s Profile on the Raw Artists website

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Shobhan Oliver Art Exhibit at the Byron Public Library

The long awaited opening of the new Byron Bay Library arrived and Shobhan Oliver was the first artist to fill the beautiful new exhibition spaces. The exhibit is now over but you can catch a glimpse through the video and photos of the art exhibition opening.

With beautiful words and music to add to the occasion.

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2009 FEHVA Portrait Competition

Shobhan’s portrait of Di Morrissey was painted as an entry into the 2009 FEHVA portrait competition.

Shobhan painting Di Morrissey portrait for FEHVA

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