September 7 - October 19
featuring: Eileen Pocklington, Gayle Dempsey, Greg Hindle, Janet Stahle, Krysia Bower, Lynnet McDermott, Marc Jordan, Margaret Richards, Marie St. Germain, Natalie Cormack, Pat Whittle and Susan Hindle
June 9 - 30
Tribal arts, artifacts and avatars form a collection of multi-media of primitive art in Situ and in the artist's imagination.
February 5 - April, 2017
Opening Reception February 19, 2017 2-4 p.m.
We travel for many reasons, to escape the mundane of everyday life, seek new like-minded people, relax, explore, find art treasures, witness the exotic and immerse ourselves in a new culture and culinary experience.
I travel to find breathtaking remote, far away exotic wild places and tribes to photograph while finding art pieces and artifacts. The Padang Tribe of long neck women in northern Thailand, Huli Wigman of the Sepik River in Papua, New Guinea, the disk lip tribe from Ethiopia and the Pygmies of the Ituri Jungle in the Congo...and the list goes on. I travel in the footsteps of the past from Margaret Meade to Livingston in Africa and Meade in the Sepik in New Guinea and other adventurers who seek the thrill of the unusual.
I prefer to take the road less travelled and to be alone with my cameras finding solace in my quest for the exotic and primitive. Ex-primitives is mostly what is found today however going further is the challenge and one must not be afraid to seek new locales.
I have been around the world twice on sign language and a smile, I now marvel at what I have accomplished,the people I have met. I have travelled the globe from North America, South America, the Arctic, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, East and West Europe, South East Asia, Oceania, British isles and recently Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand seeking tribes and witnessing there culture and art.
HEADHUNTER is a play on words as I am the Headhunter looking for people to photograph and document and also to be courteous and give people my photos. My show features real and authentic masks that I have in my Collection plus the tourist trade knock-offs that I buy and re-carve and create in my mind Avatars putting bits and pieces from various tribes to form a unique jewel. Also I have displayed artifacts, books, photos and jewellry made from pieces from my travels. I hope you enjoy the event.
Bev McMullen Intrepid Traveller and Photo Journalist.