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Ballarat International Foto Biennale – Mieke Boynton Photography Exhibition

 

 

WHO           Mieke Boynton

WHAT          SKYVIEW: Colours of Earth and Water

WHEN          Opening Saturday, 24 August 2019 2pm     Continuing through 20 October 2019

WHERE         Fairbanks Eye Gallery   917a Sturt Street  Ballarat

 

 

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Mieke Boynton

www.miekeboynton.com

AAPS APSEM GMAPS EFIAP/d1
AIPP Victorian Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019

In 2008, Mieke Boynton moved to the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia for a teaching job and instantly fell in love with the ancient, rugged landscape. She began capturing photographs as a way of sharing her appreciation with family and friends, and this quickly developed into a full-blown passion for landscape photography.

Since then, she has travelled the world seeking out beautiful, pristine landscapes, and her images beckon the viewer to immerse themselves in Nature’s beauty. In addition to her landscape images, Mieke specialises in Fine Art Abstract Aerial photography and her work has been highly acclaimed both in Australia and Internationally.

Mieke has been a member of the Australian Photographic Society (APS) since 2011 and was awarded the Grand Master distinction in 2016 and the Exhibitor’s Medal in 2017. She has received thirteen FIAP Gold medals from the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP). She joined the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) in 2017, and in 2018 was named AIPP Victorian Travel Photographer of the Year.
This year, she was named the 2019 AIPP Victorian Landscape Photographer of the Year.

Mieke recently settled back in the stunning Alpine Valleys of Victoria to be closer to her family, and she enjoys sharing her knowledge through presentations and workshops, and carrying out commissioned landscape and aerial work.

She exhibits regularly and shares her images, news, workshops and events on Facebook and Instagram.

Website: www.miekeboynton.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiekeBoyntonPhotography
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/miekeboyntonphotography

Mieke Boynton Photography – Awards List
AAPS, EFIAP/d1, GMAPS APSEM

2019
• AIPP Victorian Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019
• AIPP Epson Signature-Worthy Award – AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards 2019
• Top 101 – International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards – “Organic”
• Top 101 – International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards – “Floating”
• Finalist – Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year – “Ethereal”
• Finalist – Australian Contemporary Photography Prize – “The Water Tree”
• FIAP Gold Medal – 7th MIROC Digital Circuit 2019 (Norway) – “Eystrahorn”
• FIAP Gold Medal – Photo GRAFIS 2019 (Montenegro) – “Ice Cold”
• PSA Gold Medal – Photo GRAFIS 2019 (Montenegro) – “Moonlit Pencil Pine Reflections”
• GPU Gold Medal – 7th MIROC Digital Circuit 2019 (Serbia) – “Eystrahorn”
• VOAV Gold Medal – Trierenberg Super Circuit (Austria) – “Quiver Tree and Milky Way”
• FSS Gold Medal – New Year Circuit 2019 (Serbia) – “Intertidal Aerial Art”
• VAPS Gold Medal – 2019 Vigex Salon (Australia) – “Under the Lamplight”
• FIAP Silver Medal – Swiss International Photo Contest (Switzerland) – “Remnants”
• GRADAC PGI Silver Medal – Victory 2019 (Montenegro) – “Flight of the Flamingoes”
• Salon Bronze Medal – New Year Circuit 2019 (Serbia) – “Intertidal Aerial Art”
• Salon Bronze Medal – Tower Circuit 2019 (Serbia) – “Ice Cold”
• Salon Bronze Medal – Spring Clicks 2019 (Macedonia) – “Cathedral Gorge”
• Salon Bronze Medal – Annapurna International Salon 2019 – “Cathedral Gorge”
• Salon Bronze Medal – Swedish International Exhibition 2019 (Sweden) – “Angry Skies”

2018
• AIPP Victorian Travel Photographer of the Year 2018
• AIPP Epson Signature-Worthy Award – AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards 2018
• Finalist – Drone Awards 2018 – “Organic”
• Top 101 – International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards – “Above the Shallows”
• FIAP Gold Medal – PhotoArt Vision 2018 (Czech Republic) – “Quiver Tree and Milky Way”
• FIAP Gold Medal – Photo Contest Bulgaria 2018 – “A Rare Stillness at Lago Torre”
• QIDC Salon Gold Medal – Queensland International Digital Circuit (Australia) – “Above the Shallows”
• FIAP Silver Medal – PhotoArt Vision 2018 (Czech Republic) – “Organic”
• APS Silver Medal – 10th Australian Digital Photography Awards 2018 – “Stormclouds in the Desert”
• AIP Bronze Medal – 3rd Pacific-Atlantic International Circuit 2018 (Greece)– “Intertidal Aerial Art”
• IAAP Bronze Medal – Photo Contest Bulgaria 2018 – “Organic
• Salon Bronze Medal – FKNS Winter Circuit 2018 (Serbia) – “Zodiacal Light”
• Salon Bronze Medal – CRNA GORA Circuit 2018 (Montenegro)– “Quiver Tree and Milky Way”
• GIP Salon Medal – German International DVF Photocup 2018 (Germany) – “Intertidal Aerial Art”
• Gold Award – AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards – “Which Way?”
• Gold Award – AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards – “Above the Shallows”
• Gold Award – Focus Awards 2018 (Australia) – “Floating”
• Silver with Distinction – AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards – “Above the Shallows”
• Silver with Distinction – AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards – “Which Way?”
• Silver with Distinction – AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards – “Dune Climbers”
• Silver with Distinction – AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards – “Floating”
• Silver Award – Focus Awards 2018 (Australia) – “Organic”
• Silver Award – Epson International Pano Awards 2018 – “Dune Climbers”
• Silver Award – Epson International Pano Awards 2018 – “Vortex”
• Silver Award – Epson International Pano Awards 2018 – “Remnants”
• Silver Award – Epson International Pano Awards 2018 – “A Snow-covered Sunrise”
• Silver Award – Epson International Pano Awards 2018 – “The Cathedral at Sunrise”

2017
• FIAP Gold Medal – DPW Summer Circuit 2017 (Novi Sad Salon, Serbia) – “A Rare Stillness at Lago Torre”
• Salon Gold Medal – Maitland International Salon 2017 (Australia) – “Perito Moreno Glacier 2”
• FIAP Silver Medal – Dreamscapes International Salon 2017 (Hungary) – “Almost Untouched”
• APS Silver Plaque – 4th Queensland International Digital Circuit (Mt Gravatt Salon, Australia) – “Flight of the Flamingoes”
• FIAP Bronze Medal – Maitland International Salon 2017 (Australia) – “Aurora Borealis”
• DVF Bronze Medal – German Open Circuit 2017 (Kirchheim Salon) – “Zodiacal Glow”
• NFCA Bronze Medal – El Argentino International Exhibition 2017 (Argentina) – “Quiver Tree and Milky Way”
• Silver Award – Epson International Pano Awards 2017 – “Above the Shallows”
• Silver Award – Epson International Pano Awards 2017 – “Angry Skies”
• Silver Award – Epson International Pano Awards 2017 – “The Zodiacal Glow”
• Silver Award – Epson International Pano Awards 2017 – “Colours of Roebuck Bay”
• Silver Award – Epson International Pano Awards 2017 – “Shifting Sands”
• Silver Award – Epson International Pano Awards 2017 – “Light and Shadow”
• Silver Award – Epson International Pano Awards 2017 – “Water Coloured”
• Silver Award – Focus Awards 2017 (Australia) – “Kolmanskop Ghost Town”
• Silver Award – Focus Awards 2017 (Australia) – “Remnants”
• Silver Award – Focus Awards 2017 (Australia) – “Sunlit Sand Ripples”

2016
• PSA Best of Show Gold Medal – My Favourite Circuit 2016 (Germany) – “Lago Torre Patagonia”
• FIAP Gold Medal – Bon Voyage Circuit 2016 (Serbia Salon) – “Ice Blues”
• FIAP Gold Medal – Tour Circuit 2016 (Serbia Salon) – “Midnight Magnetism”
• FIAP Gold Medal – Essence of Light 2016 Autumn (Hungary) – “Kimberley Mud Patterns”
• FIAP Gold Medal – German Mega Circuit 2016 (Germany) – “Aurora Borealis”
• FIAP Gold Medal – MNE SER Circuit 2016 (Kula Salon Serbia) – “Aurora Borealis”
• PSA Gold Medal – Bon Voyage Circuit 2016 (Bulgaria Salon) – “Ice Blues”
• PSA Gold Medal – Tourism 2016 Circuit (Serbia) – “Aurora Borealis”
• GPU Gold Medal – Finland International Digital Circuit (Helsinki Salon) – “Under the Milky Way”
• Vigex Gold Medal – 1st VIGEX International Digital Salon 2016 (Australia) – “Norwegian Lights”
• MAFOSZ Medal – Essence of Light 2016 Autumn (Hungary) – “Aurora Borealis”
• FPC Gold Medal – Nowruz 2016 (Tajikistan) – “Cerro Chalten”
• Salon Gold Medal – MNE SER Circuit 2016 (Montenegro Salon) – “Lago Torre Patagonia”
• GPU Silver Medal – Finland International Digital Circuit (Kuopio Salon) – “Glacier Torre”
• GPU Silver Medal – Finland International Digital Circuit (Hyvinkaa Salon) – “Aurora Borealis”
• GPU Silver Medal – 4th Olympic Photo Circuit (Greece) – “Aurora Borealis”
• RSF Silver Medal – 1st Nordic International Digital Circuit 2016 (Norway) – “Under the Milky Way”
• NFCA Silver Medal – El Argentino International Exhibition 2016 (Argentina) – “Ice Blues”
• FIAP Bronze Medal – International Photo Contest Monte Art 2016 (Montenegro) – “Nordlys Glow”
• PSA Bronze Medal – Malmo Exhibition 2016 (Sweden) – “Lago Torre Patagonia”
• GPU Bronze Medal – 1st ZONE Photographic Circuit: Al Hazen (UAE) – “Northern Lights”
• GPU Bronze Medal – 2016 NEW Bi-Continental Circuit (UAE) – “Cerro Torre 2”
• NFCA Bronze Medal – El Argentino International Exhibition 2016 (Argentina) – “Lago Torre Patagonia”
• NFF Bronze Medal – Finland International Digital Circuit (Carelia Salon) – “Camel Train at Sunset”
• Salon Bronze Medal – 4th Danubius International Salon “Best of CF” 2016 (Romania) – “Cerro Torre”
• GMC Medal – My Favourite Circuit (Germany) – “Under the Milky Way”
• GMC Medal – My Favourite Circuit (Germany) – “Lago Torre Patagonia”
• CCC Medal – Cross Continental Circuit 2016 (Salon Indonesia) – “Aurora Borealis”
• Trophy NFCA “Premio de Honor El Argentino” – Most Successful Exhibitor (Colour)
• Cross Continental Circuit Individual Award – Honourable Mention / 4th Place overall
• Creative/Altered Reality Winner – The Kimberley Photographic Award 2016 – “Umbrella”
• Black & White Winner – The Kimberley Photographic Award 2016 – “It Takes One to Know One”

 

 

Image may contain: outdoor and nature“Sands of Time” © Mieke Boynton Miekeboyntonphotography

 

“Fire and Ice” © Mieke Boynton Miekeboyntonphotography

 

Photo by : John Conway www.chromagraphics.com.au

 

Mieke Boynton, Peter Fairbanks, Benjamin Fairbanks

Photo by : John Conway www.chromagraphics.com.au

 

 

 

 


WHO            Paul Blizzard

WHAT           Stretching Exhibition

WHEN           Opening Friday, 20 June 6pm – 8.30pm    Continuing through 19 July

WHERE          Fairbanks Eye Gallery   917a Sturt Street  Ballarat

Please join us for Stretching! Bronze sculpture work by Paul Blizzard!!

This is a MUST ATTEND event!!! Paul has some amazing work and we look forward to having him in at Fairbanks Eye Gallery for yet another fantastic opening!!

Exhibition Opens 6pm Friday 20th June! the exhibition will run through to 1pm Saturday 19th July.

Drinks and nibbles available throughout the evening.

For a sneak peak check out Paul’s website for photos and further details on his work. http://www.paulblizzardsculpture.com/

Also check this link for event updates!!
https://www.facebook.com/events/879002838782905/

Looking forward to seeing you at the opening

Sneak Peak

Mark Collins – Recent Works

Opening: 6pm – 8pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

Dates: 3 – 31 May 2014

 

 

WHO               Phil Matthews

WHAT             Retrospective Exhibition

WHEN             Opening Friday, 4 October 6pm – 8.30pm    Continuing through 1 November

WHERE           Fairbanks Eye Gallery   917a Sturt Street  Ballarat
Fairbanks Eye Gallery would like to invite you to Retrospective, the latest work from artist Phil Matthews.

Retrospective opens @ 6.00pm, Friday 4 October 2013 and runs to 1 November 2013 inclusive.

Phil Matthews
This exhibition encompasses Phil’s early paintings through to recent prints and mixed-media works which probe his personal, psychological responses. He merges tonal – symbolic colour, meticulous mark making and dreamlike scenarios with personalized semiotic objectives and figurative gesture.

These works map out interpersonal histories and psychologies. There is a key theme of rupture and connection. Nature verses conflicting elements of environs and occupiers. Phil continues to develop unique works of dedicated quality which encapsulate personal observations and interpretations with a modicum of dark humor.

We look forward to seeing you at the opening and feel free to bring friends.

Art/Work

Preview: 6.00pm Friday June 7 2013

8 June 2013 – 5 July 2013

 

 

Art/Work: Making Ballarat A Creative City

 

WHO               Andrew Brisbane, Julie Collins, Jonathon Harris, Daniel

Henderson, Anne Holloway, Bill Hutcheson, Deborah Klein,

Kiri Smart

WHAT             Art/Work    A group exhibition of work by eight artists whose

day jobs involve the City of Ballarat

WHEN                         Opening Friday, 7 June 6 – 8pm    Continuing through 5 July

WHERE            Fairbanks Eye Gallery   917a Sturt Street  Ballarat

By day a mild-mannered City of Ballarat employee:  working with community members, supporting and implementing the many activities of our fair city – but by night a creative dynamo:  writing, drawing, painting, sculpting, filming, singing, dancing, composing, photographing, performing, printing…

Most artists have day jobs, and for those participating in Art/Work, that day job involves customer service and community consultation. Eight Council workers – ranging from Unit Managers to Program Coordinators to Service Staff – have come together for this inaugural survey of the talent hidden behind the ubiquitous Council swipe card. Each draws from a different arts discipline, each has an intriguing story to tell about the professional evolution that brought them to Ballarat, and all enjoy a diverse creative life in their off-hours.

Art/Work is where those staffers put their bone fides on the table, demonstrating the inspiration that feeds the work that is shaping Ballarat as a truly 21st Century Creative City.  As eclectic as its participants, the resulting Art/Work includes paintings, performance video, photography, cartooning, publishing, sculpture, and dimensional illustration. And this show is but the tip of the iceberg that is the talent and innovative thinking at work in Ballarat.

“From North to South” – Tamara Bekier.

4 May 2013 to 31 May 2013

Tamara Bekier

Born in Russia, her odyssey began during the Second World War when she was taken to Germany and confronted with experiences no child should have to witness. During this time she was subjected to medical experiments, cold, hunger and unimaginable degradation. The humiliation of that time has left its legacy and Tamara’s need to paint instinctively about the displaced, the dispossessed and the plight of women. More often than not her inspiration is drawn from a memory of fear, human endurance and, above all, human kindness.

An accomplished, mature artist, Tamara has held exhibitions extensively throughout Australia, has been recognised by peers through numerous art awards, and has her work represented in private collections all over the world.

‘The circle of my life is closing fast. I feel that my recent works, finally, reflect my long and tumultuous journey.’

“Unique Visions” – Polish posters.

5 April 2013 to 26 April 2013.

Polish film, theatre and exhibition posters from the 1970s to the 90s

All posters are original and for sale at from $35 to $95..

Fairbanks Eye Gallery will showcase a large number of extraordinary original posters from the world-famous ‘Polish School of the Poster’. The posters are the work of more than twenty renowned artists including Lenica, Majewski, Mlodozeniec, Pagowski, Rosocha, Swierzy, Sawka, Stasys, Sadowski, Starowieyski and Walkuski.

Next Exhibition:

“Look out” – drawings by Geoff Todd. 6.00pm Friday February 1 – 23 2013.  All welcome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geoff at work.

 

 

 

A recent ABC television interview with Geoff Todd: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-15/territory-artists-playful-exhibition/4074066

 

Exhibition: South Street Art Studio 6.00pm Sat December 1 – 21 2012. Everyone welcome.

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