Monday, December 6, 2021

Corhanwarrabul: Dances of Reconnection - Wurundjeri Culture

 It felt good to document a live event again after the long lockdown in Melbourne.

The occasion was a Wurundjeri dance workshop and walk led by Wurundjeri Head Man (Ngurungaeta), Murrundindi.

We gathered on Saturday afternoon on December 4 at Trig Track Kalorama, one of the many areas of Corhanwarrabul (the Dandenong Ranges) devastated by the extreme storms of June 2021.

This event - organised by BodyPlace Project and supported by a Storm Recovery grant from Regional Arts Victoria - was devised to help the Corhanwarrabul community recover, re-engage and learn to live with the damaged environment.

From the Trig Track meeting place Murrundindi took us on a Cultural Connections walk after which he held a very happy and engaging Wurundjeri dance workshop.

©Barbara Oehring 2021

©Barbara Oehring 2021

©Barbara Oehring 2021

©Barbara Oehring 2021

©Barbara Oehring 2021

©Barbara Oehring 2021

©Barbara Oehring 2021

©Barbara Oehring 2021

©Barbara Oehring 2021

©Barbara Oehring 2021

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Head On Photo Festival 2021

I always look forward to the invitation to participate in the 'AddOn' exhibition of the Head On Photo Festival.

In 2021, its 11th year, the non-competitive, anonymous photographic exhibition curated by Charles McKean and Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig OAM is shown at Bondi Beach Promenade. 

Dates: 19 November 2021 - 30 January 2022

Friday, September 10, 2021


During the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown in Melbourne in 2020 I was delighted to take part in an online exhibition titled 5km Radius at Magnet Galleries. This exhibition can still be enjoyed in virtual gallery five at Magnet

Due to the global pandemic Melbourne is again experiencing restrictions.

Photographs of life in lockdown are a great cultural record of the pandemic.

I responded to a callout by Monash Gallery of Art for a photo of personal experience of lockdown and I am delighted that my submission was successful.

Pan King
© Barbara Oehring 2020
During Lockdown in 2020 I spent much time in my garden watching wildlife. I observed birds, studied their behaviour and took photographs. Processing my images was another endeavour that gave me pleasure while staying home.

All photographs of STAGES: Life in lockdown are now online

When restrictions are lifted and gallery doors open again visitors will be able to view the printed photographs on Monash Gallery of Art's Atrium gallery walls. Until then enjoy the images online.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

International Women's Day Exhibition in Melbourne

I am delighted to show some new works in the 11th annual women photographers' exhibition at Magnet Galleries.

The theme UNA (United Nations of Australia) promises a diversity of cultures. I had the pleasure of photographing Sri Lankan born writer Prasadini Nanayakkara who has made her home in Melbourne.

The exhibition will be open from 25 February to 27 March.

Please check out the flyer below for details.