Headon Photo Festival 2014 – Sydney Artist creates surreal and whimsical images using food

May 03, 2014   Entertainment News
(PRLEAP.COM) Exhibition Description May 3, 2014 - Sydney northern beaches artist, Carrie Webster, will be presenting an exhibition of stunning new work at the Essential Ingredient in Rozelle from May 12th to June 8th 2014 as part of the Headon Photo festival 2014. The pieces for the exhibition will comprise of a series of unique digital images that incorporate the use of fruit and vegetables, forming part of her latest series "Darkness & Light". The images are whimsical dreamscapes, with elements of darkness that borrow from both mythology and fairy tales. Captured through contrasting visual components, the series conjure stories interwoven with a combination of playful and quirky characters that contrast with elements of darkness and mystery.

Each image tells a unique tale, and each contains at least one type of fruit or vegetable that has been transformed into sometimes unrecognisable objects. The artist created the series to explore the presence of opposing forces in both our universal experiences and in our personal worlds. The series is all about story telling through compelling visuals weaved amongst haunting and surreal landscapes and unusual characters. The aim is to engage the viewer and provoke deeper reflection on the possible range of narratives occurring within each image.

Carrie is also participating in the invitation only Addon Exhibition event, which showcases a diverse range of square images, taken by more than 100 photographers spanning professionals, artists, enthusiasts, celebrities and politicians. Shown without title or photographer credits, viewers interpret their images for what they are and bring their own meanings to them.

Darkness & light Exhibition details www.headon.com.au

Dates: May 12 to June 8 2014

The Essential Ingredient Café
731-735 Darling St Rozelle NSW 2039 Ph: 9555 8300 www.sydneyessential.com.au

Artists talk: Saturday, 31 May 2014 - 3:30 - 5.30pm
Please register here if you would like to come:
http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/headon-photo-festival-artist-talk-tickets-11132161595

Addon Exhibtion details
Dates: 27 May - 7 June 2014
Depot Gallery
2 Danks Street Waterloo NSW 2017 - Tuesday to Saturday

About Artist Carrie Webster
Carrie Webster works and lives in Sydney, Australia. Her recent work has been selected as finalist art work in a number of online photographic and art competitions, and more recently her work has been selected to be part of the Sydney Headon Photo Festival in May 2014. Carrie currently works full-time as a UX specialist in IT. She completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at COFA in her early twenties, and has since worked in the field of graphic and web design. Along the way, she has always been creating and working on personal art projects on the side in conjunction with her professional life.

You can view Carrie's work here:
www.artfolio.com.au
http://500px.com/CarrieWebster
http://www.flickr.com/photos/carrieduay/
https://www.facebook.com/carriewebsterartist
http://www.pinterest.com/carrieduay/

Contact: Carrie Webster
carrie@artfolio.com.au

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