Friday, September 16, 2016

At 'Circus' by Wendy Sharpe, King on William Gallery.

At 'Circus' by Wendy Sharpe, King on William Gallery. I have always, always, always, wanted to do some circus photographs though sadly until last Wednesday night I have never had the opportunity. So thank you Wendy for adding to the joy of your circus paintings real live circus performances as well. of course it can be difficult to quiet down an opening night art crowd to let them know something special, not-just-speeches is about to happen; and it helps if you have a friend with a bling'd out eye patch (whom I have often wanted to photograph too) to help bring the jubilant crowd under control!  Great night, a beautiful show and fab fun performances. It's just no one said anything about Pirates! Read on below for my news about Art and About & 'Australian Life' too!
No one said anything about Pirates. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
 A juggler performs for the opening night of 'Circus' by Wendy Sharpe Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
A 'Hoops' performance for the opening night of 'Circus' by Wendy Sharpe Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Fantastic headpieces worn the opening night of 'Circus' by Wendy Sharpe. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Matching studded belt and side bag in leather, backpack with Wolf Graf. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Red and Yellow. Skull and Cross Bone earring. Pirates? Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Wendy with some of the models, 'Circus' by Wendy Sharpe, King on William Gallery. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
All in Black, denim skirt, skivvy leggings and boots. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
A lady wearing a long grey knit dress over white slacks and slip ons, purple finger-less gloves. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Black blouse, jacket and gold jewellery with funky cream glasses.  Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Man wearing denim Levis and jacket with The Pinheads, skull motif on back. More Pirates? Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
A 'Circus' painting by Wendy Sharpe. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
A young woman wearing a floral headpiece holding a rose for Wendy.  Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Wendy with performers taking a bow at 'Circus' by Wendy Sharpe, King on William Gallery. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
Wendy in opening night outfit including silver sequined red jacket , black top and pants with silver Adidas 'Wings' runners; at 'Circus' by Wendy Sharpe, King on William Gallery. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
http://kingstreetgallery.com.au/ 'Circus' by Wendy Sharpe 13 September - 8 October 2016.

On other opening night notes, last night was the launch of the 'Australian Life' photography competition which is also part of Art and About. My photograph of three lovely Sydney ladies taken at the Billich Gallery 30th anniversary party was chosen as one of 22 finalists from a record field of 1300 entries! The competition and the 10k prize was won by my friend Jon Lewis who has been documenting Sydney life (and elsewhere as well) in his unique fashion since the 70s and 80s, and has certainly been a positive influence and guide for my photography. Congratulations Jon! And as we walked back to Darlinghurst after the launch there was more, Sydney's newly restored, Iconic Coca-Cola sign was finally switched on, lit up and back in action, a neon beacon leading us home. A great night, a great week. use the links to discover more!
Jon Lewis with Clover Moore and the children's prize winners for Australian Life. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
An outdoor large format print of 'Three ladies at the Billich Gallery 30th Anniversary Party' on display in Hyde Park Sydney. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
The original 'Three ladies at the Billich Gallery 30th Anniversary Party' Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
https://whatson.cityofsydney/art-about-sydney-australian-life


The newly restored Coca-Cola sign in Kings Cross Sydney lit up for the first time. Street Fashion Sydney by Kent Johnson.
A big thank you to King Street Gallery, Sydney City Council and the team for Art and About that make Australian Life happen. Thank you!
http://kingstreetgallery.com.au/ 
https://whatson.cityofsydney/art-about-sydney-australian-life
Billich Gallery 30th anniversary party 
Jon Lewis 
www.kentjohnsonphotography.com.au

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