Monday, August 27, 2012

Remembering Patrick White

2012 is the centenary of the birth of Patrick White, the Australian Nobel Laureate in Literature.

On Sunday 26 August 2012 I attended the MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL event
'Remembering Patrick White' at BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne.

View from inside BMW Edge
© Barbara Oehring 2012

Last minute preparations before the show.

The panel: David Marr, Alison Croggon, Sophie Cunningham,
Rodney Hall and Peter Craven
© Barbara Oehring 2012

David Marr
Biographer of Patrick White
© Barbara Oehring 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012


KOOLAMARA WATERS in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges is one of my favourite local birding spots.

 On Sunday afternoon I spent a little while observing birds and capturing on camera the following.

 Purple Swamphen on the alert during feeding.

Purple Swamphen
© Barbara Oehring 2012

 This Willie Wagtail stood still for the shortest time.

Willie Wagtail
© Barbara Oehring 2012

© Barbara Oehring 2012
The parklands were lush with green grass. It was August, the last month of winter.

Australian Magpie
© Barbara Oehring 2012
Red Wattlebird on the lookout.

Red Wattlebird
© Barbara Oehring 2012

It was time well spent.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Francis Reiss: War & Peace

© Barbara Oehring 2012

An exhibition of photographs by respected photo-journalist Francis Reiss is now showing at Whitehorse Art Space, Box Hill Town Hall until 1 September 2012.

This exhibition celebrates the end of the war and the beginning of peace in the 1940's.

Francis Reiss
© Barbara Oehring 2012

Images by Francis Reiss have appeared in LIFE, Time, Paris Match, the New York Times, The Australian and Good Weekend, amongst many other publications.

WAR & PEACE was officially opened by prominent literary and cultural critic Peter Craven on 9 August 2012.

Peter Craven
© Barbara Oehring 2012

Francis Reiss with visitor at his exhibition opening
© Barbara Oehring 2012

Francis Reiss: War & Peace
4 August - 1 September 2012
Whitehorse Art Space, Box Hill Town Hall
1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

Floor Talk - Meet the photographer on Thursday 30 August, 2pm RSVP 9262 65250