MIIL April Austin Photographic Exhibition

April Austin Photographic Exhibition now on at Wadjar Regional Indigenous Gallery

Born on Gumbaynggirr land, with heritage stemming farther west from the rugged ranges of the Nymboida to the vast plains Kamilaroi Nation. The events of time and history have blessed my heart and spirit to be home in the sensationally beautiful Gumbaynggirr Country.

My early years are filled with fond recollections of elders yarning, singing, and tapping their weathered feet as they strummed their guitars. These images captured only in a mind’s eye of fading memories, sadly no photographic evidence to show. Harsh realization that every moment in time is unique, only one chance to capture a fragment of the present as it transforms into the past.
That child in her own little world, a box brownie camera in hand, framing shots, winding the imaginary film, and that all satisfying click under her tiny pointer finger. Now entering the Autumn of my life, the actions and feeling remain.

I am in awe of the wonder of photography, not only to record a split second in time but also to manipulate a medium to create visual art only restricted to the depths of imagination. Discovering new ways to freeze images and moments intrigues me. I know I will never stop learning this art.
Photography is my passion, my meditation and my happy place in this ever changing world.
MIIL means “eye”.
These works are a representation of what I see through it.

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