4 Easy Steps to Wire a Frame

My SALA 2010 Promo Advert
Framed and Well Hung
My #SALA Stall - Front of House Panorama

It seems like so long ago, yet I vividly remember presenting a whole bunch of my framed photographs for SALA (South Australia Living Artist) festival in 2010 and 2016.

More about this and my photo choices.

To ensure my artwork presented as best as possible, I purchased twenty 400mm x 500mm frames from Adelaide Photographic Wholesalers, plus had Atkins printed 20 of my favorite photographs. All up, about $1600.

But I had one slight problem with the frames: String on the reverse of the frames. As a consequence, it was all visible. See the photos for example.

Because of this I wanted to learn how to wire frames properly – and create a video showing how I learnt.

After much googling and youtubing, I discovered a few techniques. Then I did it myself. The video demonstrates it, mostly. I’ve only wired a few of my frames thus far, so for the next few frames I will re-video and ensure my fingers and hands are not covering the subject.

Now that my frames photographs will soon be displayed in the Kangaroo Island Gallery, I happily wired them – making them both stable and salable!

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25 Years of Musician Photography

Check out my photographs of Australian musicians at the 1992 Adelaide Grand Prix.

These were photographed at my first concert, shooting with my first SLR, in 1992.

I purchased a body (brand forgotten), telephoto lens, and a 40 rolls of 36 film somewhere in Adelaide – I think I had to hock something to pay for it all. Then I shot the lot in one day, despite the costs!

In the late 1990‘s I scanned the negatives and saved to 3.5inch floppy discs.

In the early 2000‘s, I dug up those discs and converted all that I could to CD.

In 2008 I found those CD’s, and in 2010 I found them again in my archives – and put them onto my flickr gallery

Finally, the negatives were found in early 2017 during a shed-cleanup.

Sometime this year I will have them rescanned, manipulated, saved, and archived again…

Jimmy and Johnny Rocking Hard, Adelaide GrandPrix Concert

Adelaide Fringe is Where?

Today saw the release of the Adelaide Fringe Guide (17 Feb – 19 March 2017)

“The Fringe is a staple diet for most South Australians … for both regular and consumers … of comedy, cabaret, theatre, music, visual arts, circus acts and digital media”
(Paraphrased from The Hon. Jack Snellings welcome message on page 2)

As I am currently based on Kangaroo Island for the foreseeable future, my first thought was if anything being shown here. Then I wondered if anything was being shown outside the Adelaide CBD?

From page 130 to 132 is the Event Index showing an alphabetical listing of the physical locations. Page 133 to 138 is all the Venues in alpha’ order. 

But I don’t see what I need:

  • An alpha’ listing of all the suburbs and towns holding all the events

A cursory glance spotted Blackwood, Tanunda, Mount Gambier, Kapunda. Even the website doesn’t offer any option to seek by town!

But imagine being an overseas tourist staying at Mt Barker being handed the ‘Guide and told “There’s heaps to see, check it out!” 

Firstly, they barely know where they are. They don’t know how far away the city is from them. They don’t know the name of buildings. With no simple listing of all the events in Mt Barker, they may give up and settle for beer pong with the fridge contents.

If I have to make a phone call to determine this information, I wonder if they are searching a database or the guide itself? If they are using a database, why isn’t that available via the WWW for the public to seek through? In this era of the Internet, it would not be difficult to incorporate into their website.

It’s going to be a lengthy exercise to determine if anything is held on Kangaroo Island. Feel free to comment below if you have found out yet!