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Indian Aussies

The Indian Aussies photographic project  commissioned by The Australian Foreign Affairs Department has just been re-printed following almost two years on constant exhibiting across major Indian cities. Indian Aussies was commissioned in 2010 following the success of the  All of Us exhibition to India in 2009. The result: 85 photographs of Indians living in Australia to demonstrate the contribution that Australia’s Indians migrants had made to the country.

A tour of India began in New Delhi featuring 2metre tall exhibition prints in December 2010, continuing through 2011 and into 2012. It is now continuing following a reprint to replace damaged prints.

The project was shot on a Nikon D3x to produce the portraits with a big enough file size for the large scale reproductions. The results proved to be even better than the previous exhibition shot with transparency film using a medium format Hasselblad! A great result for digital  technology.

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As well as the touring exhibition the portraits were displayed in a website designed and built by us for the Victorian and Australian governments. The site also also featured video interviews- produced by us- with a number of the Indian Aussies. We also produced an Indian Aussies blog which carried the photos to accompany the exhibitions.

At top, Joginder Singh at the Woolgoolga Sikh temple, northern NSW.

NOTE: Indian Aussies is now touring southern Indian cities and its been on show somewhere in India for the past 18 months.

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Is It Art?

Inside Art, the arts television program launched on Channel 31 in mid 2012 and is now being screened in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide as well as Melbourne. The show sees Michel Lawrence move from stills photography to TV presenter. The new program presents art from the artists’ perspective. Inside Art has proved a strong performer on C31 with steadliy increasing viewer numbers and the blog, www.insideart.tv also seeing solid growth each week.

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The program consists of three main segments, Artists-In-Residence where artists talk about their work in their studios, Making Art which shows art being produced ‘en plein air’ and even in bronze foundries and Private View which features gallerists, auctioneers and administrators discussing the latest issues in the arts.

The program is now screening as segments on the Big Screen at Melbourne’s FedSq and in Sydney at Westfield’s  Chatswood Shopping Centre.

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InsideArt is now also an educational program with 8 completed DVDs targetting secondary and tertiary art students. The video is now also available as direct downloads and soon will also be available with the SeeCue technology which allows instant searching by text in video.

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Visit the website: http://www.insideart.tv/