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The Arts Lounge Exhibition - Di Ellis + Barry KearneyFree

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During February through to April Wyreena’s Arts Lounge featured the art of Di Ellis and Barry Kearney. View the gallery online.
Barbie 2 Di Ellis and Girl in Blue Dress at NGV Barry Kearney.jpg Summer Solitude / Emily Grace Freeman

Di Ellis

Ellis hand stitches on reclaimed fabrics to give weight to the subject and as an environmental statement. Through the Melbourne lockdowns she’s been exploring the memories of her childhood, playing with Barbie and imagining a more glamourous life than the suburban bedroom of a timber weatherboard. Similarly, isolated many years later, Ellis is re-examining the style and fashion of the early 1970's through the precocious influencers Barbie and Ken.

Barry Kearney

Kearney’s been taking photos since he was 10 years old, a “happy snapper”, mainly taking family photos and later holiday and travel photos. In 2012 he sold his business and by chance took up photography, seriously. He bought some equipment, started studying and joined the Maroondah Photography Society. Photography became a passion. Kearney watched multiple courses online, bought books and started experimenting with all types of subject matters.

Kearney went down the coast taking photos of surfers, crawled through the bush getting up close to insects and wildlife, went up mountains and did street photography in Melbourne. he did a lot of sports photography – tennis, AFL, Rugby, Motocross, BMX, athletics, swimming. And loads of people photography. Kearney bought a lot more equipment and spent many hours studying portrait photography and experimenting with lighting at his home studio. Waterdrop macro photography became a favourite activity. He’s now a part-time professional photographer but also does a lot of work with charities and churches.

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For further information on the exhibition, contact Wyreena on 9294 5590.

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  • Wednesday, 09 February 2022 - 9.00AM to Saturday, 02 April 2022 - 5.00PM
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