Naho Koizumi accompanied by Mairead Hurley at our launch lunch for this years festival at Strancally Castle. Naho is from Japan and currently studying in DIT. She was a member of our Opera Chorus last year and will return to the festival this year.
Excerpt from Bradford Young interview about his thoughts on digital vs film in cinematography. If you don’t know, he is my favorite cinematographer. It made me think. There was a time when the photographic arts had a high barrier to entry for only the well-to-do or wealthy. It wasn’t until relatively recently in our country’s history that photography and cinematography became an artistic expression outside of profession. Today the doors have been kicked in by consumer cameras, free editing software, camera phones and social media providing accessibility to places it wasn’t even 20 years go. We still face some of the same serious issues but we’ve made lots of progress.
Arja Välimäki is a Finnish Australian Contemporary Artist. She completed her Education(Masters of Fine Arts) from The University of NSW, COFA, Sydney.
Swipe left to see some of her art work.
“Ocean Vista talks about my connection and love towards nature, especially the ocean. This series depicts abstracted underwater scenes and is full of movement, texture and an array of ocean colours. The titles of the paintings reveal the inspiration behind Ocean Vista: schools of fish swirling around. I apply my brush strokes when in a Zen-like state of mind, where my mood dictates the final mark making. This practice is performed in solitude to sustain the focused, relaxed and joyful mental state. The colours I use are instinctively chosen to create an almost three-dimensional effect on the two-dimensional canvas surface. Recently, I have started to incorporate an acrylic-based spray paint to soften areas of the paintings and to further the depth of field. I love exploring and experimenting with the mediums I choose to achieve a visual feast in the viewer’s eye.” -Arja Välimäki