Charles Cooper launches his monograph at Annandale Galleries

Charles Cooper is a well known, accomplished, incredibly talented artist who has an impressive CV and career. For many years he has been part of the permanent stable of artists showing at the prestigious Annandale Galleries, Trafalgar Street, Annandale. Charles also works as drawing lecturer at the National Art School

On Saturday 10 September, 2022 at the Annandale Galleries Charles launched a monologue of his work over the last 40 years. Dr Michael Hill, Head of Art History and Theory at the National Art School, spoke at the launch together with Joe Frost who contributed the accompanying text in the book. John McDonald (Art Critic) wrote, “”It’s illuminating to read Joe Frost’s description of Cooper’s career and trace the evolution of his work. While the artist’s themes and ideas have remained consistent, the formal innovations have never ceased.”

I managed to capture a few images from the afternoon (selection pictured below). The book is available from Charle’s website: www.charlescooperartist.com

Moulin Scrooge at the Seymour Centre this December

Trevor Ashley is at it again! This Christmas will see trevor flying high in a raucous parody called “Moulin Scrooge” (name says it all!), being performed at the Seymour Centre in December, 2022.

I had the pleasure of working with Trevor again on the photography for the initial poster work. We hadn’t seen each other for some time so it was great to have Trevor in full make-up and drag burst into the studio for the shoot.

We set up a mock trapeze in the centre of the studio as the central prop to recreate the illusion that Trevor was after. As you can imagine the whole shoot was hilarious. Trevor has a natural capacity to keep you giggling even when you should be concentrating on more serious concerns.