On the Beach

These photos were made at Aldinga Beach from the mid 1990s to the end of 2018. I am still trying to paint those cliffs.
They are part photo, part memory, and part of an exploration of how we see things.

They will be on display at Rosey’s Aldinga – it’s a cafe so you can have a coffee or lunch. Address is 206 Port Rd Aldinga, and you can check out their opening hours and all the other stuff on their Facebook page

Aldinga Beach #1
David Hume
Digital Print on Aluminium Panel 90cm x 90cm
Aldinga Beach #2
David Hume
Digital Print on Aluminium Panel 90cm x 90cm
Aldinga Beach #3
David Hume
Digital Print on Aluminium Panel 90cm x 90cm
Aldinga Beach #4
David Hume
Digital Print on Aluminium Panel 90cm x 90cm
Aldinga Beach #5
David Hume
Digital Print on Aluminium Panel 90cm x 90cm
Aldinga Beach #6
David Hume
Digital Print on Aluminium Panel 90cm x 90cm
Aldinga Beach #7
David Hume
Digital Print on Aluminium Panel 90cm x 90cm

European Tour 2017

On the first of May 2017, Margot and I packed our bikes onto a plane to Paris.

Then, breathing deeply of second-hand cigarette smoke, we put them together in a taxi rank at Charles de Gaulle airport and rode off on our adventure.

More than two months later, we packed the bikes in Barcelona for the trip home.

To see what happened in between – click on the photo essay below. In six parts, each links to the next:

Adobe Spark Page

A Saraband for Socrates

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Thanks to all who read and commented on “Figure in the Landscape”

The story is now finished: Draft version 1.0 created as PDF and epub

There were twenty two sessions originally published on the blog. There are 48 sessions in total.

I am very grateful for the feedback received and interest shown, and this has certainly helped shape the story. Writing the story and the doing the paintings together has been a very good experience.

I’ve decided not to publish more episodes as blog entries, as I don’t want to spoil the beginning by revealing the ending.

The curent plan is to produce a printed work to coincide with the exhibition of the paintings.

Cheers

Nixieland

Nixieland is a project I worked on in 2014. The idea was to build a nixie tube display and make a series of images from it.

I ended up making just one image, and exhibiting that in a group photographic exhibition “Light” organised by Atkins Technicolour as part of the Shimmer festival.

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Here’s my artist statement:

“The orange glow of the Nixie tube recalls the atmosphere of the new atomic age, early space missions and the Cold War. These tubes were developed in the 1950s and used the glow of neon gas to create illuminated displays before the days of LEDs.

I love the quality of the light they produce – its colour and softness, but as well as this Nixes play to an increasing interest I have in the relationship between the digital and the analogue. These devices came at the cusp of the digital age – they used 19th century valve technology at the dawn of the age of solid-state electronics. In this work I seek to explore the nature of light and the ways it is recorded and transmitted to us.”

I always felt that this work was not complete – that it needed something else. The idea came to me that a video that showed the tubes in a more dynamic way would be the way to go. I attempted a very simple, low-fi rendering of a meandering nixie count- down. It counts down to what? The end of a performance for the Eurovision Song contest in the 1960s. When the world ends, it will be not with a bang, but with polite applause from a German audience for Vicki’s slightly doleful rendering of “L’amour est Bleu.”

Paintings at Unley Council

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A kind invitation from Unley Council sees some of my larger pieces displayed in the Council Chambers until the end of May 2015.

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The biggest one, Osmond Creek, had been sitting in storage for a while. It was nice to see it out and about again after last being in some offices in the city.

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Likewise, North of Red Rock Creek in the build recently returned to me after spending many years in a boardroom.

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These paintings are all for sale if you have a big empty wall.

I also lease paintings into spaces whose owners need something for shorter or uncertain terms.