Sunday, October 28, 2012


ANDREW CHAPMAN'S Around the Sheds, a photographic record of life in and around the woolsheds, was launched today by Alan Attwood. Alan has also written the foreword 'A labour of love - and light'.

Around the Sheds is a follow-up to Andrew's best-selling Woolsheds.

Alan Attwood and Andrew Chapman
© Barbara Oehring 2012

It was the last day of the photographer's long running exhibition Nearly a Retrospective at Burrinja.

A large crowd of around 200 people gathered for the book launch in the gallery.

The Five Mile Press, publishers of AROUND THE SHEDS and WOOLSHEDS were represented at the launch by Juliet, Janet and Julia.

Andrew with The Team
Juliet Willcocks (Publishing & Marketing Coordinator), Janet Stearns (Marketing Assistant) and Julia Taylor (Commissioning Editor)
© Barbara Oehring 2012

Bruce Ilsley, the young man who on Anzac Day 1977 shook Malcolm Fraser's hand in Andrew Chapman's photograph at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, attended today's book launch with his wife Glenda. Through a string of coincidences Bruce found out about the photo of him in Andrew's exhibition. He brought along the same jumper he was wearing in the photograph a long time ago.

In my image below Bruce in his jumper and Andrew are recreating the "handshake".

Andrew Chapman and Bruce Ilsley with Andrew's 1977 photograph of Malcolm Fraser and Bruce shaking hands
© Barbara Oehring 2012

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