Summer Noir (Carmel Byrne)

Posted on December 5, 2014 by in Arrests of Attention

BeachGullsCircusThe ParkImages from ‘Census‘, an exhibition of Instagram photographs from around Sydney’s Inner West, showing at Scratch Art Space, 11 – 24 December, 2014.

A white, extravagant quiet
(Leigh Backhouse)

Posted on October 24, 2014 by in Arrests of Attention

A white, extravagant quiet <br/>(Leigh Backhouse)

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unseen (Chloe Rose)

Posted on January 17, 2012 by in Arrests of Attention

Fitzroy Sky/Wonderland
(Chloe Rose Bergin)

Posted on April 25, 2011 by in Arrests of Attention











Abandoned Cubby Huts: Dreaming and Decay
(Daniel Armstrong)

Posted on April 11, 2011 by in Arrests of Attention

Artist’s Statement

The cubby hut is an archetypal structure, a place of imagination, dreams, refuge and adventures. It is ephemeral by nature, both physically and psychologically, as it passes from our childhood explorations of the world and into the dreams and memories of adulthood.  I first came upon these huts in 1999 while walking with my children in a wild Poplar forest in central Victoria. We have returned regularly to this forest, my sons to build their own huts and I to record these structures through the passing of time. I am fascinated by the fundamental engineering principles present in their construction – load bearing, cantilever, bracing, walls, roofs and entrances, etc.

In building these structures children are engaging with the phenomenon of matter and form, exploring design solutions and intuitively learning about the potential and limitations of the materials at hand as well as transforming space into place. These huts are built from and are intrinsically connected to the forest – they are landscape as architecture and architecture as landscape. This relationship to the environment (and time) also alludes to issues regarding habitat and consumption on a global level and the impending need to re-address our relationship to the landscape, flora and fauna.

I have used a homemade camera which utilises a plastic toy camera lens to make these images. This camera presents a primitive image with soft focus, distortion and image fall off (darkening at the edges). For me these qualities evoke the feelings and sense of memory and imagination which is embodied within these archetypal and transient structures.

Johnny and Dave
(Robert Knapman)

Posted on March 5, 2011 by in Arrests of Attention

Urban Apparitions
(Michael Talbot)

Posted on February 12, 2011 by in Arrests of Attention

Flesh & Bone (Lily Mae Martin)

Posted on December 29, 2010 by in Arrests of Attention

The Decline (Lee Sandwith)

Posted on November 12, 2010 by in Arrests of Attention


‘For death begins with life’s first breath. And life begins at touch of death.’
John Oxenham












Toy Guns (Ruby J Murray)

Posted on October 7, 2010 by in Arrests of Attention