A week slipped by, well maybe two, but where did it go they all whispered?
It went here, she called back. It went here! Not hiding the excitement that had snuck into her voice when she said so. Two weeks slipped by in these pages but out there in the community, there was a book launch, an exhibition opening, and an amazing weekend to kickstart it all.
The launch went beautifully. The gallery space was packed, the swimmers happy and I’m still feeling like it’s all a little surreal. Until my feet land completely back on the ground, I’m going to keep things fairly brief.
I’m incredibly lucky to be supported by both the Newcastle City Library for inviting me to use their gallery space and also to Olympus for trusting that I would produce a body of work that they would align their name with. (That still rocks my world!)
If by chance you are in the Newcastle area, the exhibition is on until the 17th April, with two artist talks, and a sunrise swim within the time.
If you are further afield, but are still interested in seeing some of the imagery and reading a few of the stories of The Sunrise Swimmers, the book may be purchased via my website here, and locally (Newcastle at this early stage) via all good book sellers. Prints if you are keen for some salty sunrise images for your walls, are also available via here.
Exhibition The Sunrise Swimmers: 24th Feb- 17th Apr 2018
Artist Talk: 11am 3rd March (yesterday, and it was so much fun!)
Merewether Ocean Baths Sunrise Swim: 6.30am 17th March (no bookings required)
Instagram @brydiepiaf #thesunriseswimmers
So amazing Brydie! I’m so happy for you it all went well. Remember it was only a few years ago we talked about photography and here you are with a solo exhibition. So many reason to be proud of yourself! I’m so in awe!
It’s been a massive learning curve the last few years that’s for sure Irene! I wonder what lies ahead??
Well I can’t wait to find out! I’ll make sure to stay tuned 😉 AND see you in person again next time we’re in Australia, but this time find a bit more time to chat 😉
Congratulations Brydie, what an incredible experience!
It really has been Jane. I’ve loved every tiny part of it!
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