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Creative Paddington: Trent Parke

Creative Paddington: Trent Parke

By Lola Pinder   Internationally acclaimed photographer Trent Parke is famed for capturing the beauty as well as the reality of contemporary Australian life. His documentary style and the personal undertones to his work set him apart as one of the greats of his generation. Parke is the only full...

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Creative Paddington: Izabela Pluta

Creative Paddington: Izabela Pluta

By Lola Pinder   Izabela Pluta is a Sydney-based, Polish born, photo media and installation artist. Her work has been exhibited widely across Australia. Pluta’s photographic practice documents scenes that evoke a longing for place. Her works may be seen as a reflection upon contemporary global social interaction, wherein the...

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Creative Paddington: David Capra

Creative Paddington: David Capra

By Lola Pinder   David Capra is a multidisciplinary artist working with performance, dance and community engagement. Capra sees his studies at UNSWA+D as fundamental to his foundations as an artist. I spoke with Capra and he explained how significant the university gallery, Kudos Gallery, had been to him, as...

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Creative Paddington: Nakkiah Lui

By Lola Pinder   Nakkiah Lui is fast becoming a household name in Australian film and television as a writer and actor. Lui is a Gamilaroi/Torres Strait Islander woman who grew up in Mount Druitt. She writes about her own personal histories in her work and explores tensions of urban...

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Creative Paddington: Anne Ferran

Creative Paddington: Anne Ferran

By Lola Pinder   Anne Ferran is one of Australia's most acclaimed contemporary photographic artists. Her body of work spans from the 1980s and has focused on femininity and representation, as well as more recently Australian female history.   Throughout her career Ferran has had a long relationship with the...

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Creative Paddington: Polixeni Papapetrou

Creative Paddington: Polixeni Papapetrou

By Lola Pinder   Critically acclaimed photographer Polixeni Papapetrou is one of Australia's leading contemporary artists. Papapetrou told me that as a young photographer she ‘thought nothing of a trip of to Sydney’, including Paddington, from her Melbourne home to see inspiring work. Papapetrou regaled the Paddington art scene in...

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Creative Paddington: Petrina Hicks

Creative Paddington: Petrina Hicks

By Lola Pinder   Petrina Hicks is a Sydney-based photographer and video artist. Her signature large-scale, hyper-real, fine-art photography is celebrated nationally and internationally. Hicks’ commercial background deeply informs her aesthetic. Her works are tightly controlled set-ups, with even lighting and a clean finish. She subverts the slick commercial style...

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Creative Paddington: Nicole Welch

Creative Paddington: Nicole Welch

By Lola Pinder     Nicole Welch is a Bathurst-based installation and photo-media artist, centring upon site-specific photographs of media installations. Much of Welch’s work has developed from research into the history of the area in and around Bathurst, where she grew up and has returned to live.  She employs...

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Creative Paddington: Joshua Longhurst

By Lola Pinder   Joshua Longhurst’s filmmaking is concerned with politics and social commentary. He looks for honesty in his work and values truth, and engagement with tough subject matter, as a great strength in writing.  I recently asked Longhurst about Australian film and television in the digital age. Starting...

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Creative Paddington: Erin Good

By Lola Pinder   Director Erin Good launched her filmmaking career after receiving the First Break funding grant from Metro Screen in 2010 for her first short Abbie.  The film went on to win Best Short Film at the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival and was sold...

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Creative Paddington: Jas Shennan

By Lola Pinder   Jas Shennan is a tutor in editing and post-production at Metro Screen. He has 40 years experience in editing and producing for television including Masterchef, Top Gear Australia, Secret Millionaire, Location Location Location, Border Security, Chopper Rescue, Missing Persons and The Biggest Loser. Shennan studied at...

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Creative Paddington: Cigdem Aydemir

Creative Paddington: Cigdem Aydemir

By Lola Pinder   Cigdem Aydemir is a Sydney-based performance and installation artist. Much of her work investigates the history and social politics surrounding her Australian-Muslim identity, in particular looking at the veiled woman in gender and religious politics. Aydemir's public performance piece Extremist Activity addresses the discussion of the...

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Creative Paddington: Pollyxenia Joannou

Creative Paddington: Pollyxenia Joannou

By Lola Pinder     Pollyxenia Joannou completed her visual arts degree at the City Art Institute (UNSWAD) in the early eighties. She states how this period was a special and enlightening time for her as an artist, where her perception and approach to her work was nurtured and was...

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Creative Paddington: Michael Herron

Creative Paddington: Michael Herron

By Lola Pinder   Michael Herron is a Sydney-based artist, specialised in drawing and painting. He studied a Bachelor of Art at UNSW A&D (then the City Art Institute) from 1986-88, before receiving the Sydney Morning Herald Travelling Art Scholarship, as well as the Dyason Bequest from the Art Gallery...

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Creative Paddington: Samuel Leighton-Dore

By Lola Pinder   Samuel Leighton-Dore is a writer and director. In spite of his years, he has etched a career in music videos and has completed two books and writes as a queer columnist. Last year Leighton-Dore’s debut short film Showboy, premiered at the Dendy Short Film Awards at...

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Creative Paddington: Annmaree J Bell

By Lola Pinder   Annmaree J Bell is an award-winning, Sydney-based producer. She is the co-founder of Azure Productions, with managing director John Frank. Bell has over 15 years experience in project management, development, and production. Bell graduated from Metro Screen with a Certificate IV in Screen and Media in...

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Creative Paddington: Craig Boreham

Creative Paddington: Craig Boreham

By Lola Pinder   Craig Boreham is an Australian film director, producer and writer. He currently works at Metro Screen as the Projects and Production Coordinator. Influenced by indie, lo-fi, filmmaking and New Queer Cinema during his studies in Sydney in the 1990s, Boreham’s films reflect on desire, marginalised sexuality...

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Creative Paddington: Stephen Dupont

Creative Paddington: Stephen Dupont

By Lola Pinder     Internationally acclaimed documentary photographer, Stephen Dupont has covered stories across the world including Afghanistan, Kashmir, Iraq, Rwanda, Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea. He has won acclaimed prizes such as, the Robert Capa Citation, a Bayeux War Correspondent’s Prize, the World Press Photo Award,...

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Creative Paddington: William Yang

Creative Paddington: William Yang

By Lola Pinder   William Yang’s photographs pepper Sydney’s cultural identity over the past 4 decades. He is synonymous with Sydney’s queer and art communities through the 70s, 80s and 90s for his candid and casual portraits. Yang has pointedly harnessed the photographic medium to reflect on narrative, history and...

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