Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dancing Brolgas

I contribute photos of Australian Birds to BOCA/BirdLife Australia.

My "most viewed" images in the Photo Gallery are of  "White-faced Heron" and "Brolga".

These are my three most viewed:

White-faced Heron
© Barbara Oehring 2010 

© Barbara Oehring 2010

© Barbara Oehring 2010

Saturday, December 10, 2011

'Tis the season...

Knox Carols by Candlelight 2011

© Barbara Oehring 2011

© Barbara Oehring 2011

Jay Laga'aia
© Barbara Oehring 2011

© Barbara Oehring 2011

© Barbara Oehring 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Year in Ferntree Gully

I am delighted that the Mountain District Learning Centre has received a Knox Community Development Grant for an exhibition of my photographs.

The Ferntree Gully News, Page 17, Issue 14 - December 2011:

"A Year in Ferntree Gully"
The grant will be used to hold an exhibition of photographs by Barbara Oehring. The photos will show people, places, events in FTG through four seasons. This will provide inspiration for creative writing workshops for recording stories of experiences and memories of living in the Gully.
The exhibition will be launched in the FTG library in April 2012. After this it will become a mobile display for sessions at MDLC and for other venues and groups.
Barbara Oehring's stunning photographs have been delighting readers of Gully News since its inception. Making a selection of these and many others for the exhibition will be challenging but worthwhile. It is hoped to publish stories in the newspaper."

Autumn at Tim Neville Arboretum
Ferntree Gully
© Barbara Oehring 2010

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Celebrating 100 Years at St John the Baptist Parish Ferntree Gully

Centenary Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated today by Archbishop Denis J. Hart in Ferntree Gully.

In my photograph Fr. Alan Fox presents the Archbishop of Melbourne with a copy of the book Witness to the Light - St John the Baptist Parish Ferntree Gully.

Witness to the Light is a centenary anthology. I am proud to have contributed photographs to this book.

Centenary Mass of Thanksgiving
St John the Baptist Church
Ferntree Gully
© Barbara Oehring 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Scream

My image The Scream is on show at NewNorth Gallery until Saturday 5 November 2011.

The Scream
© Barbara Oehring 2009

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Brunswick Street Gallery

I currently have some of my work on show at the Brunswick Street Gallery in Fitzroy.

During my visit today I came across Paddy and Millie lazing away the afternoon in the gallery overlooking Brunswick Street.

Paddy and Millie
Brunswick Street Gallery
© Barbara Oehring 2011

Millie on another occasion....

The Gallery Cat
© Barbara Oehring 2010

Monday, October 10, 2011

Performance Artist Mike Parr

The October issue (inaugural arts issue) of The Monthly features 20 Australian Masterpieces since 2000.

Mike Parr is the chosen Performance Artist.

Anne Marsh on Mike Parr's performance piece Close the Concentration Camps, 2002:

This year I had the opportunity to photograph Mike Parr at the Monash Gallery of Art. I took this portrait:

Mike Parr
© Barbara Oehring 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

U3A Knox Annual Art Show

This year I am participating in the University of the Third Age Art Exhibition.
The event is on Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 October 2011 at Parkhills, Park Boulevard, Ferntree Gully.

These are my images:

Melbourne City
View from Shrine of Remembrance
© Barbara Oehring 2010

Silver Gulls
© Barbara Oehring 2009

Snow in the Dandenongs
© Barbara Oehring 2008

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Alan Attwood - Writing for Publication

I attended a very informative seminar on writing for photographers at the New North Gallery in Fairfield last Saturday. It was held by Alan Attwood, the editor of The Big Issue. Alan is a member of MAP Group (Many Australian Photographers Group).

I took the opportunity to photograph Alan on the little balcony at New North.

Alan Attwood
© Barbara Oehring 2011

The New North Gallery is close to the Fairfield Railway Station.

The Wooden Dog
© Barbara Oehring 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Photography Focus

I have been invited by the Ferntree Gully Library to give a presentation about my images:

Photography Focus with Barbara Oehring
Barbara Oehring is a local photographer who strives to create images that have a sense of mystery. Her photographs have been used for various print publications, including our local Ferntree Gully News, websites,and in electronic format for educational purposes. She also creates and prints high quality greeting cards.
Barbara will show and talk about her amazing images.

Refreshments provided

Free event

When2:30 pm Thursday 08/09/11

WhereFerntree Gully Library

CostFree event.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Photographers' Gallery - What haunts you?

This is an oldie but I still like it. Glad I participated.

The Photographers' Gallery, London collected nearly 4000 images by over 350 photographers in 2007 under the theme of What haunts you?

Here are two of the images I contributed:

© Barbara Oehring 2006

© Barbara Oehring 2006

Artist Helen Marshall chose one photograph from all those sent in. With it she produced an interactive photo collage composed of 2500 of the images submitted. Click here to view the artwork:

Here you can see my Bark image in the collage:
Mist in the collage:
And here is my dog in the Mist image again in a different spot in the collage:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2011

I am pleased to be taking part in an exhibition at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2011.
BIFB ' 11 runs from 20 August to 18 September.

My self portrait entry into R 'Chee' Ball Prize for Photographic Self Portraiture will be on show at Gallery Toot Toot, Bluestone goods shed, V/Line Ballarat car park, Lydiard Street North, Ballarat.
Free entry
Open Friday to Sunday 10.00AM to 4.00PM

Self Portrait
© Barbara Oehring 2010

Sunday, August 7, 2011

free radical

I am member #841 of the photography group "free radical":
Currently some of my images from Melbourne and Luxembourg can be viewed in the free radical group pool:

My portrait of Jeff Moorfoot, founder of the radicals

Jeff Moorfoot
free radical #1
© Barbara Oehring 2011
Moorfoot is also Festival Director of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. Here is a link to an article about Jeff, "free radical" and BIFB:

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Burrinja Cultural Centre

Traditional Wurundjeri dancing by Jindi Worabak was part of the Community Celebration at the new Burrinja Theatre in Upwey today.

Jindi Worabak
Burrinja Theatre
© Barbara Oehring 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011


At 16 years of age Kelly, my friend's Kelpie/Collie, sadly passed away.

I had taken this portrait of Kelly a year before.

© Barbara Oehring 2010

My friend ordered some greeting cards with the image of Kelly to send away to family and friends.

With each folded card I provided a paper insert, matching envelope and a protective sleeve.

I am sure the recipients will cherish the card and the memory of beautiful Kelly.


Friday, June 24, 2011

BirdLife Australia

Birds Australia and  Bird Observation & Conservation Australia (BOCA) are merging. The name of the new organisation is "BirdLife Australia". I have been a member of BOCA and its special interest group PhotoBOCA for several years. From today PotoBOCA is called "BirdLife Photographers" which means that I am now a proud BirdLife Photographer.

Below is one of my favourite bird images. It has appeared in "The Bird Observer" and been used by BOCA for educational purposes.

Peregrine Falcon
Ferntree Gully
© Barbara Oehring 2008

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Life - A benefit for Andrew Chapman

I am pleased to participate in Life the BENEFIT EXHIBITION for photographer Andrew Chapman at the New North Gallery, Fairfield.

Photographic works by many well-known photographers on show and for sale to raise money for Liver transplant surgery and to support photographer Andrew Chapman, a recent recipient.

Exhibition dates: Sunday 29 May to Saturday 18 June 2011

Gallery times: 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday

New North Gallery, 15A Railway Place, Fairfield VIC 3078
Phone: 9018 3081

Saturday, May 14, 2011

In memoriam

My dear brother-in-law Günter passed away in Germany this week. I took the photo below on the occasion of my last visit two years ago.

Günter Quint
Trier, Germany
© Barbara Oehring 2009

Monday, April 25, 2011

Peter Craven Portrait

Peter Craven
© Barbara Oehring 2010

My portrait of Peter Craven regularly accompanies his articles on The Drum, ABC. View today's Commemorating the Anzac legend ain't that bad

The image can also be seen on the Wheeler Centre website

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Zen and the art of play

Ferntree Gully
© Barbara Oehring 2010

Seen at the Knox Festival fairground in Ferntree Gully, in the morning before the crowd arrived, was one of the visiting Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Buddhist monks.

The above is one of my photos in Issue 9 - February 2011 Ferntree Gully News: 

The current issue of the Ferntree Gully News - April 2011 - features my image from this year's Knox Festival CFA Torchlight Parade. 

Ferntree Gully
© Barbara Oehring 2011

This issue will be on line in a little while.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

CCP 2011 Kodak Salon

I am pleased to show three of my images from Tokyo in this year's Kodak Salon at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George St, Fitzroy.

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 14 April 2011 from 6pm-8pm

Exhibition Dates: Friday 15 April – Saturday 4 June 2011

Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Friday 11am–6pm, Saturday–Sunday 12–5pm


Ginza 6.12 am
© Barbara Oehring 2010


Ginza 6.34 am
© Barbara Oehring 2010

Ginza 12.13 pm
© Barbara Oehring 2010

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mountain District Learning Centre

The Mountain District Learning Centre in Ferntree Gully has a new website
It shows two of my images taken at the centre.

See VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning):

VCAL Class
Mountain District Learning Centre
© Barbara Oehring 2010

See HACC (Home & Community Care - planned Activity Group):

HACC Craft Group
Mountain District Learning Centre
© Barbara Oehring 2010

Friday, February 25, 2011

Ginza from 6.20 AM to 5.56 PM

I would like to announce that the gallery on my website now shows a selection of images from Ginza, Tokyo taken in November 2010:

Ginza 11.27 AM
Tokyo, Japan
© Barbara Oehring 2010

Friday, February 11, 2011

Backyard Biodiversity Booklet

My image of a "Silvereye" enjoying a bath in my backyard is featured on the cover of the City of Boroondara's Biodiversity Booklet.

Ferntree Gully, Australia
© Barbara Oehring 2008

Monday, January 24, 2011

Photographer of the Month for January (2)

Ricoh Australia have posted more of my images onto their Facebook Page: (Entry Jan 24 2011 9.44am)

After the fire
Ferntree Gully, Australia
© Barbara Oehring 2008