‘Working Sheepdogs’ on display.
This year 116 pieces were selected to go in the winter show from various artists working in various mediums.
Only 4 photographers were exhibiting – Georgina Hughes, Rachael Entwistle-Davies, Anita Bolton and myself – Three graduates and one undergraduate all from Coleg Sir Gar.
My recent work has been an investigation of the relationships between humans and animals, and their long and inseparable connection with each other. The 20th century saw a change in human attitudes to animals. They became a status symbol, a managed food resource, and they were commodified in many ways.
At the working sheepdog trial where these images were taken, my attention focused on the dog alone.
The two portraits show the absolute determination of the dog to work and control the sheep whilst listening to his master’s voice and whistled commands. The shepherd and the sheep are not present. The viewer is left to contemplate the complete alertness and focus of the dog. Man may be the dogs’ leader, but the wildness of the wolf makes the dog a hunter within the flock.
The last couple of weeks I have been busy gathering much research for my degree and it has been nice to catch up with Barry Thomas and ‘Master Guitar Man’ since last photographing them at the ‘Barley Saturday Stallion Parade’.
I have been trying some new techniques, along with various ideas, but it is great to be back with the horses again.
Many thanks to Barry and Rhian for their time and helpfulness, (not forgetting Mr Ed).
My work will be ready for collection from the framers (Kadinsky of Narberth) this week for delivery next weekend and then off to Vienna it will go!
Exciting to know that my photography is part of the exhibition.
Pleased to say that my photographs of ‘Barley Saturday Stallion Parade’ that were on exhibition at Oriel Q from Aug 3th – Oct 5th, can now be seen at the ‘Anthea Tucker Gallery’ at Coleg Sir Gar from Mon Oct 14th until further notice.
With many thanks for the invitation.
Yesterday I was introduced to ‘Enoch’ by Ann, he is a very special donkey and his duties are to assist in healing people.
I will be showing more of him and his stable mates and what he gets up to in the next few weeks.
With many thanks to Ann.
A renowned Japanese photographer who was born in 1947, she confronted the trauma in post war Japan, and captured the dawning of a new era.
In 2005 she was chosen to represent Japan at the Venice Biennale.
One of her exhibitions had work titled ‘Hiroshima’, the images were of clothing worn by victims of the atomic bomb, the clothing is kept at the ‘Hiroshima Peace Museum Memorial’
With thanks to Brett Rogers, Director of The Photographers Gallery, London, for taking the time to introduce me.