Archive for the ‘Events and Festivals’ Category

Surry Hills Festival

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Meanwhile… earlier this month

The rain held off long enough to give Sydney a great day for the Surry Hills Festival.

It was hectic as there was so much going on but I loved every minute of it!
















































































The Olive Cotton Award

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

A few weeks ago I attended the exhibition opening of the Olive Cotton award for Photographic Portraiture. Ralf and I decided to go, mainly because my family are originally from Murwillumbah – where the exhibition is held and also, I was a finalist!

It turned out that all of mum’s side was due to be in town that particular weekend. We viewed the exhibition early in the day and at one stage from across the room, I caught my mum standing in front of my picture. She was beaming from ear to ear, gesturing wildly and entertaining an audience of three.

Oh geez mum! Really!?  I was suddenly a teenager again!

It was embarrassing and at the same time… it was beautiful.

I was fortunate to run into the judge of the competition – Stephen Dupont, at the airport. I took the opportunity to thank him for the talk that he gave the night before. He was clearly surprised and said that he’d hoped it was ok? …He doesn’t prepare speeches of the cuff and all that…

He had spoken about how while he was choosing the images for exhibition and the winner he had made sure he was unaware of the names of the entrants. He chose all images for the exhibition on their impact and how they made him feel and expressed how heart wrenchingly hard it was to choose a winner.

Of course, this year – the winner was Natalie Grono, who turns out to be an ex Ultimo Photo imaging student, like myself. Congratulations Natalie!




















Marrickville Festival 2013

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

If you didn’t make it, be sure to put it in your calender for next year!

The Mazzaville festival is always jam packed full of great tunes, colour and lots of flavour.

All images copyright  Elixir Photography 2013


Round she goes…

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

I popped in to check out the “Round she goes” vintage market at Marrickville town hall a couple of months back.

I only just recently realised that my pic turned up in the paper!