RAW Artists Sydney 2016
rawsydney-31.jpg

The five year reunion Facebook Event took me by surprise this year, and not merely because I think I was still subconsciously expecting a paper invite. The five years separating late teens to early 20s has felt like a gigantic gulf of time, a feeling compounded by having attended an elective unit dominated by first years, as a fourth year student. On the plus side, no one realised I was not a first year. Then again, there's nothing quite like seeing energy and hopeful faces that makes you feel a bit skeleton-ish.

I jest. Mostly.

Adults are - by popular agreement - simply children who are slightly better at pretending they know what they're doing. I think it's a bit of a rite of passage to look at your friends - whom you've seen grow up on a daily basis for six years - put on their adult shoes and do 'adult' things, even if we may all laugh with each other about how un-adult-like we actually feel. Fake it 'til you make it, and all.

Sometimes it's a bit freaky to contemplate (read: engagements, children, mortgages and business trips). Most of the time, it's an absolute delight to witness, and rather special to see what I am sure are the beginnings of great things.

To that effect, here's what I could grab of Tash (Natasha Chiew) and Sarah (eslim) during the RAW Artists Sydney: SIGNATURE exhibition two weeks ago, along with some other creatives whose work I enjoyed during RAW. Seeing them at work is always an inspiration.

More photos on the Facebook

rawsydney-5.jpg
rawsydney-2.jpg
rawsydney-1.jpg
rawsydney-4.jpg
rawsydney-25.jpg
rawsydney-24.jpg
rawsydney-27.jpg
rawsydney-28.jpg
rawsydney-33.jpg
rawsydney-38.jpg
rawsydney-11.jpg
rawsydney-54.jpg
rawsydney-39.jpg

I would love to shoot some editorials with Haluminous- there is a playful theatricality to the clothes that I think would translate so well on camera (:

rawsydney-49.jpg
rawsydney-51.jpg
rawsydney-43.jpg
rawsydney-47.jpg
rawsydney-40.jpg
rawsydney-19.jpg
rawsydney-42.jpg