GALLERY 47, LOUEE ST, RYLSTONE – 6th to 29th January 2018
Residents of Kandos, Rylstone and surrounds.
Inspired by the random view one cold winter’s day of Nalan crossing Louee street with her trolley as she did every day taking the daily produce to her Yum Cha and Tea House in Rylstone, I set about taking snapshots of people I had come across since moving to the small town of Kandos in the mid west of NSW in April 2016. It would be another six months before I took the snapshot of Nalan, the last in a series of 17 people I have photographed for this exhibition. A local elder “Cowboy” (real name Brian Webster) popped up next walking his dog in Dangar St, then Peter watering his garden and the rest followed. One of the last snapshots taken late in the year was of Bruce standing in the doorway of his office, just a few weeks before he passed away. “Our Town” is a sample of those snapshots and encounters. It might give you a sense of the two towns in the faces and characters of a small section of people who live or have lived here.
All images are processed digital snapshots printed onto canvas, fixed to a plywood base and mounted onto wooden frames.
Mounted images are:
254mm x 320mm – $270
705mm x 320mm – $370
650mm x 320mm – $370
Snapshots include (L – R): 1. Colleen O’Sullivan & Carolyn Barlow, 2. Peter Foerster, 3. “Cowboy” Brian Webster, 4. Bruce McMaster, 5. Geoff Hughes, 6. Roger Heap, 7. Owain James, 8. Fleur MacDonald, 9. Ian Bennett, 10. Cory Smith, 12. Damian Castaldi, 12. Nalan.