A breath of cold air…..

December 20, 2013

From Karen McRae's blog. Click through for more coolness. Image hers.

From Karen McRae’s blog. Click through for more coolness. Image hers.

Hot temperatures call for some equally ‘hot’ photography.

Karen McRae is an American photographer and blogger who captures breathtakingly beautiful  moments.

This week she has posted some gorgeous works that will cool you down. Click on the image to see more.


Un-intitled 3

Un-intitled 3 by Ally Adeney. (Warning: Object may appear bigger than it actually is! depending on your screen size) 

After a few hiccups in the organisational expertise of the art world, (read grrr….. how much fluffing around can a dozen or so artistic people engage in…. grr) the exhibition I spoke of back here is soon to become a reality.

The biggest hiccup, which we have only just become aware of, is a change of date to this Thursday the 8th from around 6pm. You can however, visit all this week from 11am until 5pm, in the Dedspace gallery located in the grounds of Sydney College of the arts.

As I mentioned in the earlier post, this exhibition is part of Sydney Design. This is a group of about 75 events across Sydney from the 3-18th August. Follow the link through for a timetable  of possibilities over the next couple of weeks.

At this stage, I am minding the exhibition tomorrow from 11 for a couple of hours, so that would be a great time to drop in if you want to see me too.

The benefit of changing the date will mean that on one night you will be able to enjoy the opening nights of three exhibitions on campus. One exploring the use of camouflage and the other, souvenirs. It should be an interesting evening.

If you are unable to make it, and are interested in viewing the works, an online PDF catalogue is being produced.

Super Charles from charlesfrancis photography.

Super Charles from charlesfrancis photography.

…..and I  want to say a super big public thanks to Charles who made my little piece look amazing with his crazy photographic skills.



July 18, 2013


Pretty Beach. *

Sorry it’s been a bit very quiet around here lately.

School holidays are alway a mixture of joy and noise (sometimes yelling…not only from the kids) and big projects and rest and fun and movies and organised camp fun and  time with friends and family.

I was aware this holidays, more than ever before, that the girls are spreading their wings and are more able to spend holidays without us, and that they won’t be around for holidays forever. A joy and a sadness because I do love having them around, and mostly they enjoy being with each other.

Pretty Beach...

Racing boats at Pretty Beach…

God has been very gracious to us, and it’s a joy to watch them grow into his love and express it in different ways.

I only took photos on one day of the holidays, for our picnic at Pretty Beach on the Central Coast.

Very 80's album cover  I think.

Very 80’s album cover I think.

How was your holiday if you had one?

Also, if you went somewhere close and cheap…..I’d love to hear about that too.

The gorgeous walk home

The gorgeous walk home

* I’m loving google+. I take photos on my phone and automatically they appear on my computer (no cords YAY) and even panorama, animate and image select automatically, without erasing the separate images. Give it a go, if you haven’t already.




From the studio….

June 9, 2013

Works in progress.....

Works in progress…..

It’s the crunchy end of session, and there are lots of works in the pipes but nothing to show you properly. I thought you might enjoy a glimpse of what I have been working on.


Graz, Austria. floating coffee shop. Image from Fancy. 

I think this is a must see…. anyone for a trip to Austria?


May 28, 2013


….first time ever seeing a rainbow in the clouds.

“Take photos of me floor dancing.” suggests 6 year old.

“Ok?” says Mum wondering what on earth that is.

Step 1

Step 1.

Step 2.

Step 2.

Step 3.

Step 3.

Step 4.

Step 4.

“Oh, I get it” I say after the last one…. Coldplay’s “Strawberry Swing”.

….and I couldn’t resist a gratuitous cute shot.

6 year old.

6 year old.





Norway: one day. Image from Your Amazing Places.

There are a whole bunch of other reasons why I would like to visit Norway. Here is just one.

FEVA launch dinner

March 10, 2013

Max Dupain's photograph inside the Seidler Penthouse.

Max Dupain’s photograph inside the Seidler Penthouse. Source: University of Sydney.

One of the exciting things about returning to uni is the chance to be involved with FEVA. Fellowship of Evangelism to the Visual Arts.

My excitement was increased, as I was one of the first students of FEVA when it began 20 years ago.

A couple of nights ago I got to go to the Seidler Penthouse at Milson’s point and share dinner with other Visual Arts Students from about 6 different visually creative campus’ across Sydney. We were encouraged to think about think about how we ‘do’ our art degrees in the light of loving God with everything.

It’s always encouraging to see lots of people keen to follow Jesus….. but especially so for me on this night, because our chance to influence in our super-visual climate is great. Can’t wait to see how God is honoured visually over the coming years through these people.

Love this….

December 11, 2012

...shaddow work. Image from here.

…shadow work. Image from here.