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Sean Davey at The Photography Room

By Paul Costigan - 1 March 2017 3

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Exhibition Notice / Review

If you have an interest in fine photography, an interest in beautifully printed black & white photographs and works by a photographer who knows his craft as a documentary photographer/artist– then I strongly urge you to visit The Photography Room.

The Photography Room was established a few years back and is situated at the Kingston Old Bus Depot Markets – upstairs.

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Sean Davey’s exhibition, Solomon Islands (2016), is based on being in the Solomon Islands on a job, when he also took the opportunity to put together this portfolio of work.

This sort of social documentary work is a ‘must see’. What really shines in this exhibition is the quality of the work – the photographer has one of those magical eyes for the essence of what makes for a wonderful image – and then even better – he knows how to make a wonderful print (rare these days). Seeing such quality photography is always a great pleasure.

Put all of that together and you have before you what makes photography the great medium of expression it is.

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Also in the main gallery is the equally wonderful exhibition by Spiro Miralis – Underpass.

So yes – one visit gives you the pleasure of seeing the works of two very gifted and talented photographic artists.

The exhibitions continue till the 12 March – so you have about a fortnight – two weekends to get over to Kingston to see it.

Over to you – to get yourself over to the Kingston Markets – get plants, food, crafts, hats, clothes, trinkets and many other things – but experience the extra bonus of the wonders of good photography – and even better make a purchase and take at least one work of art home with you.

And–if you miss these exhibitions, I am sure there will be plenty of other exhibitions this year that will be worth the visit to The Photography Room – click here for the website.

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Sean Davey at The Photography Room
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photoCBR 10:39 am
01 Mar 17
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In the same gallery in the downstairs space is Dimitri Mellos’ exhibition ‘I Speak of the City’.
It’s a vivid exhibition of colour prints capturing street moments with plenty to look at. Beautifully intimate photos with so many little details of life to investigate. Well worth a trip down the stairs for a look.

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Holden Caulfield 10:13 am
02 Mar 17
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Generally speaking I rate OBDM, along with Floriade, as one of Canberra’s most overrated “things”. However, this exhibition looks good. Thanks for the review. I’ll try and remember to wander down for a peek.

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Paul Costigan 2:30 pm
02 Mar 17
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Yes please do visit the photo exhibitions.

About the markets themselves – don’t wish to comment on comparing them to Floriade – as I have not been for years…

my reason for going to the Kingston Markets every now and then is for the food and the fresh fruit and veg – especially when I have not made it out to epic/regional markets on Saturday morning. At Kingston the food I refer is the prepared types – the curry pastes, spices, zucchini puff things, and a host of other yummy things that you buy and take home… There’s a couple of stalls that operate at both and sell the best apples and other fruits. recommended for that reason.

and of course – did I mention The Photography Room?

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