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Rob Love - Abstract Photography
Rob Love is a Melbourne-based award-winning photographer whose images hang in a major Los Angeles medical centre and private collections in the US East Coast. His photographs have also been acquired by collectors locally in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland. Rob was recognised by the US Professional Photographers Association with an Award of Distinction, in 1996. He was invited to address the New Zealand Professional Photographers Association in 1992 and the Institute of Photographic Technology seminar at RMIT University in 2009. Rob has exhibited widely in Melbourne, including Without Pier, Black Eye Gallery, Sydney, Colour Factory, Fitzroy, Gold Street Studios, and the MLC Acquisitive Art Exhibition. Rob was also selected for the USA Darkroom Gallery ‘About Trees’ juried exhibition in 2013. As a commentator, photographer and journalist Rob was intimately involved in the America’s Cup from 1983 through to 1992. He covered the 1987 World 12 metre Championships in Sardinia, the Admirals Cup 1989, sailed on Fisher and Paykel NZ in the 1989 Fastnet race and was information officer for the 1988 NZ America’s Cup challenge in San Diego. From 1989 to 1992, he was Yachting editor for Boating NZ and concurrently founding editor and main photographer for the upscale STYLE magazine. He has twice been a semifinalist in the prestigious Moran Contemporary Photographic Competition.
Dianne Mollison - Garden Songs
Dianne lives and works in Montrose and practiced as an art teacher in the local area for many years, majoring in VCE Studio Arts. After a long break taken up with raising a family and a teaching career, she resumed her art practice in 2008. She produced semi abstract and abstract compositions in acrylic paint on canvas. Themes that she explored were titled: The Rejoicing Trees and The Rhythms Series. These were exhibited at Stairway church and Ringwood cafes, and later the Lilydale Sozo Centre. Colour and line were strong elements in these works. Another series titled Landscapes of the Mind, explored inner states of being through the motif of landscape. These were exhibited at Wyreena, Croydon, in 2014. Smaller mixed media works on paper that explored the themes of : Garden Songs and Studies in Joy, were also displayed. These smaller works explored interesting textures and delicate tones and softer colours. In 2016 Dianne’s passionate love of leaves and nature directed her explorations. She worked with the eco-contact printing technique onto watercolour papers producing many lyrical botanical designs. These were presented in small and large framed format. She also began to explore the plasticity of clay where texture and imprinting became a passionate fascination. This has developed over time into the many botanical designs that are now plates and bowls of varying sizes and other decorative pieces and ceramic jewellery. Leaves and flowers are lovingly collected and pressed and then used in the design process along with heritage laces and stamps. The joy of the garden and the forest are an ongoing feature of this work, in fact the beauty of nature constantly inspires every design. Pieces are produced in both earthenware and stoneware clays with a heavy reliance on oxides and stains and all are handbuilt. Dianne continues to produce mixed media work on paper and is exploring increasingly more abstract designs. Instagram: @diannemollison