butcher, baker, pizza-maker… exhibition

Press Release (March 2007)

The photographic exhibition “butcher, baker, pizza maker…” is a documentation of people and place in the Adelaide Hills.  The exhibition highlights the well-known faces in the local hills area, including Piccadilly, Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate, Mylor, Heathfield and Bridgewater.

Giving an insight into the people who work in our community, the project showcases 36 individuals including the butcher, dentist, hairdresser, realtor, mechanic, greengrocer, coach, teacher, vet, baker, bus driver, doctor, fireman, florist and more.

As well as showcasing the quality of life in the hills community, the project is a working life documentation of historical value.

Photographer Jane Horton says, “Our community is made up of a diverse range of people – some we know well, others we know their face but not their name, and others we have heard of but don’t know what they look like.

I was keen to make a social documentation of some of these wonderful people in our community.  A number of our best known faces have retired or moved out of the area so I felt it was important to capture our current identities.

The exhibition is currently showing at the Aldgate Café. Plans have been made in association with the Royal District Nursing Society (RDNS) to publish a 2008 calendar of the local identities and will be distributed for sale throughout the hills.  All proceeds of the sale of the calendar will be donated by the photographer to the RDNS.

Press Release (November 2007)

Using images from her successful photographic exhibition ‘butcher, baker, pizza-maker…’ Adelaide Hills photographer Jane Horton has produced a calendar for 2008.  All proceeds from the sale of this calendar go to raise much needed funds for the Royal District Nursing Service.

Bill Taylor, CEO, Royal District Nursing Service says:

People like Jane Horton are rare in our society – she has never forgotten the support she received from RDNS nurses over 20 years ago and has now put her talent and considerable effort into producing this charming calendar.

Just as we were happy to be able to assist Jane and her family, we continue to assist over 1,500 people every day, and have done so since 1894.

Community support is vital for us to continue to provide the essential nursing care that comforts people who are dying, chronically ill or just out of hospital, and allows them to be professionally looked after in their own homes.

Sales of this calendar will provide very welcome funds to support the extraordinary work of our nurses.

Major sponsor of the calendar, Andrew Thomas says:

“I am proud to sponsor this fundraising initiative for The Royal District Nursing Service of South Australia. Jane has captured some of our terrific characters with her warm and personal photographs. This calendar provides a tangible avenue of helping fund the work of the RDNS and of informing our community of their invaluable service.

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Beyond the Square exhibition

In March 2007 I did a joint photographic exhibition with Heidi Linehan, friend and fellow photographer.  We used a hasselblad to take the photographs and then hand processed and hand printed the images. Below is the press release and the 10 images I took as part of the exhibition.

Press Release:

Adelaide photographers Heidi Linehan and Jane Horton bring their shared wealth of professional and artistic experiences to a uniquely South Australian photographic exhibition.

A showcase of SA life, the “Beyond the Square” exhibition highlights the people behind some of SA’s well loved icons. It shows a positive image of the people of South Australia, the way we are, and how great our state is.

Twenty images depict the different individuals that live in SA; well-loved icons such as the tram at Victor Harbor, Balfours Frog Cake, a Barossa Valley winery and Farmer’s Union Iced Coffee.

The black and white images are hand printed using traditional printing methods, which gives added artistic appeal and emphasis on quality.  Each image is beautifully presented, suitable for display in almost any setting, whether it be a home, office or gallery.

Judy Potter, CEO of SA Great, and Chair of the Adelaide Fringe, will open the exhibition on 2 March 2007.

“Beyond the Square is a great exhibition profiling the people behind our State’s icons. It is a celebration of South Australian culture and achievements which is very relevant to me. I am thrilled to be opening the exhibition.”

The exhibition will be held in the foyer, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Hindley Street, Adelaide.

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SALA photographic exhibitiion

“seeing through plastic…” photograpahic exhibition for SALA 2009

Without having to worry about all the technical aspects we find in the digital world today, I have chosen to photograph images using a Holga– a cheap, plastic toy camera. It is so basic that it gives me the freedom to just take photos, and I love exploring the artistic variances that using a Holga produces

about the holga camera…

Designed by T M Lee and first appearing in 1982 in Hong Kong, the Holga is a cheap, medium format toy camera made in China. It was intended to provide an inexpensive mass-market camera for working-class Chinese to record their family portraits and events. Similar in aim to that of the Box Brownie put out by Kodak in 1900.
The Holga is just about as bare bones as you can get. It has only one true shutter speed, one true aperture, a focus ring and a film advance knob. It’s cheap construction and simple meniscus lens often yields pictures that display vignetting, blur, light leaks and other distortions.
For this exhibition I have used transparency (slide) film and had it cross processed to create the colour shift seen in many of my photographs.

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