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Planning a Gallery Day

  You don't have to be an expert in art or a super history buff to enjoy going to galleries (or museums). I love going to see art and historical objects but I’m no expert. I like what I like. Sometimes I know why and sometimes I don’t. Without meaning to, I once went to five galleries/museums in a day and thoroughly enjoyed it! Just back from a trip where I really did try and soak up as much art and history as possible, I wanted to share some of my tips for planning a day or even a few hours of gallery-hopping. My most important tip is to seek out something that interests you. Don’t just go to the big exhibit...

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Sunny Coast

Summer is still coming but we've already had some severe weather in South East Queensland. Summer can be a volatile time of the year for us with the possibilities of drought, flood, storms and fire and then thankfully there are those perfect days - blue, blue skies, not too hot and gorgeous cool, clear ocean water to bathe in.  The Sunshine Coast was a big part of Duncan's life, holidaying here often and eventually moving here permanently. There was no other place he'd rather be...or is that me? Maybe both of us! Given the importance of the Sunshine Coast to Duncan and the family it's no surprise that the first collection includes more images from in and around the coast. I couldn't...

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Summer Lovin'

Duncan loved the heat and loved summer. While he still had strong connections to his Scottish heritage, he never returned - he never wanted to be that cold again.

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Duncan (Mr Mac) - in focus

I started Joyce Bay because I wanted to share my grandfather’s images of Australia.  While he was still alive we chatted a lot about the collection, what to do with it and of course I was curious as to when and where some of the photos were taken. 

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Passion = action

Growing up watching my grandfather photograph and paint and draw, his creative and technical processes unfolding, I was totally enthralled. How natural it looked, how easy. What took me a lot longer to realise was

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