The Quay Arts Duet Exhibition will run from the 7th  of December till the 15th February 2014.

I replied to Holly’s post on her Facebook page wall inviting people to collaborate with her. I not only liked the idea of collaborating with Holly as I enjoyed her work but also the idea of collaborating with someone I had not met before and collaborating only via an online social networking platform.

We decided we wanted to create something that reflected collaboration through social networking. Inspired by double exposure photography that can bring two different visions together to form something new.  I wanted to make a physical mark on the images Holly sent me, I think I feel as if I was reclaiming a physical relationship with the art and the artist (Holly) by making a handmade physical mark. I liked to think of the journey the images had made. I like that the images had made a journey both digital (from camera to computer) and physically (from Newport to Essex as prints)

Holly and I have been awarded a solo show at The Quay Arts gallery for autumn/winter 2014 and I am really looking forward to working with her again.

Read more on the Quay Arts website.

Check out Holly Cades work.

Thanks to Holly Cade for the photographs of the exhibition

 

 

I am drawing a Tasmanian Devil every day throughout October to raise awareness of Devil facial tumor disease. Tasmanian Devils population has declined by 90% in large areas of Tasmania due to Devil facial tumor disease. Each drawing will be documented using my mobile phone camera and uploaded to the internet. In November I will take part in Garmin Point to Pinnacle to raise money to help protect Tasmanian Devils.

You can follow the progress of this project via Devil a Day Set on my Flickr page or via my Twitter page or via Facebook.

For more information on Tasmanian Devils check out the The Devil Island Project.

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Photography has become an increasingly central tool for communication and presenting ourselves online. I use performance, popular cultural tropes and widely accessible photographic tools, practices, and distribution networks to examine how we construct and perform one or many online identities.

Using accessible tools such as webcams and creating art objects that fit into social internet spaces.  They respond to popular social images on the internet and can sit alongside them online.

On the 7th of July I received a parcel all the way from Tasmania, from my sister, who lives there. She sent me 20 slides all dated from the 1950-1960’s that she had found in a tip shop. I’m not sure what inspired her to send them to me, but I’m glad she did.

You can see more and follow updates on my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lizsterry/sets/72157630463265762/

I find my fascination with derelict buildings curious. There is an initial excitement when exploring abandoned buildings but what then dawns on me is that these places where part of someone’s life and somewhere along the line  the physical building itself have been left to rot, the physical place abandoned, its original purpose lost.

Sentimental meanings aside, these buildings take on new identities.

As the building breaks down the original ‘rules’ of the space cease to exist. Nature is allowed to behave normally, plant grown uninterrupted. I find that this break down of normal behaviour and rules invites us to behave in a new way and I explore this in photography.

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