Hayley Miro, Carly Michael & Jonny Crennan
Opening Thursday 13 June, 6.30-8.30pm
Hayley Miro – You have been faintly in my dreams
Hayley Miro is a young photographer, living in Collingwood, Melbourne. Hayley began her photographic career at a young age while living briefly in Stockholm, Sweden where she developed techniques in black & white film and darkroom printing. She has since employed colour as a feature of her photography in order to expand her style and expression.
Through the medium of photography, Hayley seeks to honour the styles of some of her favourite painters and filmmakers. Hayley expresses these influences, as she intertwines the power of storytelling into her artwork.
In her subjects, Hayley searches for beauty in the shadows as a symbol of the intimate and personal moments being captured. Her goal is to reveal these memories, while maintaining a sense of secrecy.
Hayley’s work has featured in several solo and group shows around Melbourne as well as in Long Beach, California.
Carly Michael – AIR & WATER
Carly Michael is a photographic artist based in Melbourne. In 2010 she completed a Bachelor of Arts (Photography) at RMIT with a major in documentary photography and has since exhibited her work in various galleries across Victoria.
Carly’s series, the four elements, explores the dynamic relationship between nature and man’s place within its landscape. Her upcoming exhibition features two of the elements: AIR & WATER.
AIR explores the theme of spirituality set against the backdrop of the Central Australian landscape.
WATER provides an aerial documentation of Australia’s lowest point, Lake Eyre. Photographed after record rain filled this normally dry and barren salt lake, this series profoundly captures the largest inland sea on the continent.
Jonny Crennan - Animal Crackers
Born in 1976, Jonny Crennan is a painter, illustrator and designer. His time is spent working on creative jobs as diverse as children’s book illustrations to design work for companies. Jonny’s creative eye and attention to detail has been developed by his passion for comic books and street art.
Having adopted mediums in acrylic, ink and pencil over the past twenty years, Jonny has produced a comprehensive portfolio of work in fine art and illustration. His work demonstrates a fluid technique, which often tells a captivating story
Jonny fine-tuned his skills as a surrealist painter designing elaborate cakes for an upmarket couture cake company. This is reflected through his current series, Animal Crackers, which displays bright strokes of gelati-style hues and textures.
Animal Crackers is a study of rain and the hyper-real effect it has when it melts against the form of the animal – adding depth of movement, highlighting features and capturing a fluid energy.