Sunday, August 21, 2011

Tell us what you really think....

We have had an amazing amount of positive publicity and verbal feedback about the project and the Street Art in particular.

We need to capture this in a structured way so we can learn what you enjoyed the most, where you think we can improve, and listen to any ideas that you might have for future projects.

We have developed a quick 10 question survey that should take you about 5 minutes.

We appreciate your opinion, time and support of the project.

Nina & Kate

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Oh No, The end of the street art?

Well, all great things must end, and so it is that this week the street art will disappear from the streets of Deniliquin.
Get in quick if you want to take any last minute photos or get a good look at any of the series that you have not seen up close and personal.

PS- Volunteers to assist this Friday are greatly welcomed...Email us to let us know if you are interested

Friday, August 5, 2011

It's Back!

For those that missed the exhibition of the 'Day in the Life' photos last time, you will be pleased to know that by popular demand, the exhibition is on again during the month of August.
9am to 4pm daily @ The Peppin Heritage Centre, in George Street Deniliquin

Saturday, July 16, 2011

So what next?

Here at project headquarters, Kate and I have been discussing various aspects of the project that particularly excite and inspire us to keep creating great photos, but also maintain the contacts that we have developed during this project:

Here are just a few ideas that we are keen to explore and are now 'putting it out there' to see who is interested....

Please email or FB us let us know what you are interested in.

Option A)
Forming a photography collective....No, its not another community group that needs to take minutes. We do that enough in our day jobs.... We are keen to gather a collection of lateral minded, creative photographers where we exchange ideas, showcase our work (brag), or share work of other photographers that excites us. Wine drinking and eating good food is optional but preferred. We are thinking meeting 3 to 4 times per year and it would be very casual, 2 or three hours on a Sunday arvo?

Option B)
More photography workshops. Nick is keen to run some more from his studio- small participant numbers and focused on one aspect of digital photography, and ABC Open are keen to run a workshop that is focused on combining audio and still images.
We are happy to coordinate bookings via the gmail email group.

Option C)
Photography exhibitions.
I have personally been reminded why I love photography so much, and has re-kindled my interest of night photography and industrial photography in particular.
Whilst this might not float every ones boat, there would be no reason why we could not work in small interest clusters to do an exhibition (hard copy or digital) to hang something together.
What about something like digital projections from the inside of of an empty shop over summer? There are lots of interesting ways to exhibit images that are not just pictures on a wall...

Option C)
More Street Art- Bigger, single image, edgy images that say something about where we live and why.... I'd love to make a national comment on how the national water policy will affect our community and region for instance....

Option D)
Digital projections onto the silos or somewhere else equally large and prominent- particularly over summer...

Option E)
Exploring opportunities with iphone/ipod cameras apps. In particular i have become a bit obsessed with Hipstamatic lately. I think an online Hipstamatic group could be quite cool.- You can now contribute to shared albums via hipstamatic/faceboook direct from the app.

Option F)
Finding more exhibition opportunities for the 'Day in the Life' body of work.
Albury City has a digital image gallery space, and there is also a possibility that we may do a re-mount at the Peppin during August this year because the exhibition has been so popular....

That's just a few ideas off the top of our head....

We'd love to hear if you are keen and have any other ideas.....


Monday, June 13, 2011

A Day in the Life- Official Launch

A huge crowd of 150 odd people turned up to launch the Day in the Life Project at the Peppin on Friday night. Opened by Lani Houston; Director of Regional Arts NSW,Chairperson of South West Arts and Executive Officer at RDA Riverina, the exhibition was very warmly received by the Deniliquin community.
Many thanks for Mark Logan and James Giddey who travelled from Orange and Wentworth respectively to attend the opening; both who were pivotal in undertaking the event in 1990 nad 2001.
Check out the pics and FB for further details.
Packed house at the Peppin!

Nick, Kate and Nina- Project Pirates

Lani Houston

The day after...time to take in the full body of work

Please visit the website for the full body of work that has now been released.

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Day in the Life- Now featrured on ABC arts website

Ive just logged onto the ABC website to see, not only the Art Post site but the main ABC Arts website as well!!

It is so great to see Deniliquin on the national stage....

Check it out.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Day in the Life- Now featured on The Long Paddock website

Thanks to the great people at The Long Paddock for their promo of the project. Taken a  drive north recently? The country is looking amazing....

Artpost Photo

Artpost Photo
'A Day in the Life' is now featured on ABC Art Post website, and we have just received the news that Sonya Gee (ABC Open Producer-Riverina) is attending the opening to check out our work. Welcome to the region Sonya and we are looking forward to meeting you. (we have some more project ideas up our sleeve....)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Website now live....

Hi Folks,
The website is now live!
Check it out at

Many, many thanks to Nick Robinson of Creative Proof Photography
who is volunteering his time and great web design skills to this project.

Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we add content to the site.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Project Launch date announced.

10 June 2011 @ 6pm
We have been busy choosing the final collection of photos for the exhibition launch which has been announced for Friday 10 June 2011 - 6pm at the Peppin Heritage Centre.
Please join us to witness the large scale digital photo projections; like we have not experienced in Deniliquin before.
As part of the celebration; the official website of the project will also be launched. It features the full body of images that have now been collated and scanned

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A mad day of snapping....and a whole lot of rain

1260 images later (and that is just this blogger) , the Day in the Life of Deniliquin has drawn to a close.
What are the chances of having up to 70mm of rain?
As Harley says so aptly of us all that are humbled by our photographic technical ability "I am not giving up my day job!"

I am sure we are still going to get a great body of images, and it will certainly be a reminder of the incredibly wet summer we have had after 10 years of protracted dryness.

Check out the initial results from my efforts..
Please feel free to email us in some samples so we can get them up on the blog as well.

Past Eagle- Corrigan Park
John Morriss - Blighty Hotel
Mark Jefferies- Bulmer Cabinets
Mr Scarecrow - Community Garden
Blighty School
Deniliquin RSL-Angela Walker, Ruth Govett and Kris Jones
View from the town clock at the top of the Town Hall
Roger McGrath - Deniliquin Council
Deniliquin Library
National Bridge looking east
Deniliquin Abbatoir
Lester Wheatley- End street
Town Hall ceiling

Monday, March 7, 2011

Hi Folks,

Its getting close now.......only 1 day to go.
Thanks to those who have registered. You can still participate even if you are not registered, just make sure we get your signed form when you submit your photos.
Thanks to those who turned up today at the final info session. We have a good range of locations covered but if anyone can cover any of the following, please let us know as soon as possible:
  • Deniliquin Newsagent at 4.30am as they prepare the newspapers for delivery
  • Pastoral Times
  • McDonalds
  • IGA
  • 2QN
  • Clubs such as RSL, Golf, Bowling
  • Pubs
  • Yallambee
  • Salvos/St Vinnies
  • Community Garden
  • Medical clinics and dentist
  • Churches
  • South School
  • Four Post Youth Camp
  • Lawson Syphon
  • Caldwell/Bunnaloo/Burraboi
  • Perrin Family Reunion, Waring Gardens, 4-6pm  
If you are going to make a day of it and in the interests of covering as much ground as possible (and we love organising other people), we thought a checklist of things to pack on the day might help (a bit like school camp.....)
Packed in your kit bag should be:
Your camera!
Spare batteries
Empty and big memory card
Log Sheets (lots of them)
Information slips ready to hand out to people
Location list
Water bottle
Mozzie spray
Comfy weather proof shoes
Rain jacket?
Snacks (particularly if venturing out of town)
Info sheet on street photographer rights, just in case you need it.
A reminder regarding the submission of your images:
You may submit them next Saturday 12th March between 10am and 2pm at the Peppin Heritage Centre with your completed log sheets. They should be in high resolution JPEG or RAW format (speak to us first if you are submitting RAW images). You may submit them on CD, USB or just with your memory card from your camera.
To avoid confusion, please change your file names to your own name and add a number so that they are in chronological order, for example KateButler01.jpg, and make sure the order corresponds with your log sheets.
If you cannot make it during this time, just drop off a CD with your log sheet to the Peppin instead, but please let us know what you intend to do and make sure your file names and log sheets are very clear.
Cant wait to see the photos from Wednesday!
All the best of Irish Luck!
Kate and Nina

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Day in the Life of Deni in the Pastoral Times

A Day in the Life of Deniliquin is the front page story of the Pastoral Times today and we also have a mention on page 7. The project is really gaining momentum and we have nearly 40 people set to take photos next week.

You can read the front page article here (you will have to register to see it) and it's a great endorsement of the school workshops that Nick Robinson ran last week. Feedback from the schools has been excellent.

On page 7 is the photo of the mum and baby born on March 9th 1991 that we are trying to identify. We thought we had succeeded but the suggested 'baby' posted on Facebook that it wasn't her or her mum. Let us know if you have any ideas. You can post a comment here or on our Facebook page.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Great photographers

Further to the images that Nick has shown you today in the workshop, here are some links to some website to get you thinking about great street and documentary photography..

These are more fine art based examples for you to have a look at. By all means, email us some suggestions
These are a few of my favourites:

Martin Parr
Jesse Marlow
Robert Frank
Bill Owens
Gregory Heisler (click on portraits and then contextual)
Sally Mann (I recommend reading the Australia Council children in photography publication)
William Christenberry (for the fans of high minimalism)
William and Hillard Bechers (for those that get a kick out of industrial photography)

Nick's Favourites
Henri Cartier Bresson and other MAGNUM photographers
Environmental Portrait Photography- A few tips....

We will add to these as we go....

Updated weather forecast for 9 March 2011

Hi folks,
As per our discussion in the workshop last weekend, I promised I would post details of the weather forecast and sun up and sun down times, so you can all bolt around town for the best light.

Check out Deniliquin Weather Forecast on to see the full details.
According to it will be:
25 degrees celcius (max)
17 degrees celcius (min)
Rain-90% chance 5-10mm
UV- Very High
First light-Approx-6.47am
Sunrise- Approx 7.12am
Sunset-Approx 7.50pm
Last light-Approx 8.15pm
Given that the day prior will be 31 degrees, the big tip is to get your photos early before the low pressure system sets in....

Moon- a snip (that's a technical term for not a full one....) The new moon is on the 5th March.

Community Photography Workshops- A great weekend.....

Thanks to the 34 people that participated in the workshops yesterday and today.
By all accounts everyone has developed or refreshed their skills in photography, and hugely enjoyed etworking with like minded poeple in Deniliquin.

Please feel free to email your work in and I will upload them!

Saty tuned for more blog posts about Day in the Life as discueed in the workshop today....

Thursday, February 24, 2011

School Workshops

Nick Robinson has been busy cruising the district this week, and has now visited Mayrung, Blighty, Conargo, South Deniliquin, St Michaels and the Christian School.
Check out some of the amazing photos that the year 4, 5 and 6 students have been producing.


George The School Cat- (Protected species)


We will post some more images once we get school/parent permissions....

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Street Photography - The legalities of what you can and can't do!

As part of our information session today at the Peppin Heritage Centre, we will be discussing the finer points of the legalities associated with street photography.
Kate has found a great publication that has been published early this year and is NSW specific, (and written by a solicitor too).
If you intend on taking photos on the 9th March, we highly recommend that you read all of the following publications:
1)   NSW Photography rights and legal issues by Andrew Nemeith
2)   Arts Law Centre of Australia - Street Photographer rights
3) Australia Council for the Arts- Protocols for working with children in art - DRAFT

And some more bed time reading.....
4) Arts Law Centre of Australia- General fact sheet on copyright

Now, we know that some peoples eyes glaze over when we start to talk about copyright and the legalities of the project, but as a participant, and a photographer in general, please take this seriously and be aware of what your rights are (and when you might be breaking the law)

Happy snapping....

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Do you know who this mother and baby are?

This is a photo taken in 1991 of a baby born on the 9th March. Does anyone recognise the mother or the baby?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

More images from 1991- Now on display the The Peppin Heritage Centre

The entire body of photographs are now on display the Peppin Heritage Centre in George Street Deniliquin.
Please help us identify where the photos have been taken, who features in them, and who might have took them.
We would love your help!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Information Packs now available

Kate Butler has been busy researching the finer points of street photographers rights, and we are now able to publish the info packs for your interest.
Click here to download the Participant Info Pack to discover all the ins and outs of what you need to know to join the band of merry photographers on the 9th March 2011. Yes, that's less than a month away, so if you need to get permission to enter a business or organisation, now might be the time to start nicely asking.

Here are some Permission Slips that you may choose to print off and hand to people that is designed to give them a brief overview of the project and our contact details.

Please join us next Saturday -10am at the Peppin Heritage Centre to get a verbal briefing and an idea of who might be covering specific locations around town. We would like to allocate this to specific people, so we dont have 8 people asking the Hospital to take photos of new babies for instance.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Community Photography Workshops ~ Enrolment forms now available


WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? You may choose to do a Basic Photography workshop (Saturday) or an Advanced Photography workshop (Sunday), depending on your existing skill level. The content will include:

Basic Photography:  Getting to know your camera-shutter speed, aperture, digital vs film, composition, what is documentary photography?, what makes a good or bad photo.
Advanced Photography: Great documentary/street photographers, different photography           methods, shooting under different conditions, pushing the boundary.

The workshops will be led by local professional photographer Nick Robinson 

The cost of the one day workshop is $15 (cheque, cash or money order) per participant. Lunch, Tea and Coffee are provided.

Deniliquin Neighbourhood Centre (Intereach) – Corner of Trickett and Napier Street, Deniliquin

10am to 2pm each day. You may stay after the workshop to discuss your particular camera or equipment with the workshop facilitator.                           

    1. Fill in your name and address on the Photography Enrolment Form
    2. Nominate your preference for a basic or advanced workshop.
    3. Enclose a cheque, cash or money order for $15
Drop it into the Peppin Heritage Centre in George Street Deniliquin.
You will be sent an email confirmation prior to attendence.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Media Release Archive

Want to find out more about varying aspects of the project?

Click through to access our Media Release archive which we will be adding to weekly.

Media Release 1 ~ 8 February 2011
Media Release 2 ~ 14 Feb 2011
Media Release 3- 21 Feb 2011

More corkers from the archive....2001 A Day in the Life of Deniliquin

Do you know any of these people?
Did you take this photograph? Our records are currently incomplete, and we would love you to assist us in compiling a comprehensive digital image archive of the project with the correct acknoweldgement on each of the images. Drop us an email if you can help.

 We werent eating that in 2001 surely?....

Out of the archive......1991 A Day in the Life of Deniliquin

Do you know who these people are? Do you know who took this photograph?
We would love to know, so please drop us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!
Nina, Kate and the Day in the life team...

Friday, February 4, 2011

Community Information session ~ Saturday 19 February 2011 @ 10am ~ Peppin Heritage Centre

A general community information session will be held to inform people about the project in general and give people an idea of what is involved in the project in order for them to participate on the 9th March. We will hand out information sheets that cover:
  • The legal considerations of street photography that include legal and moral rights of the photographer and people or locations featured in the photograph
  • Specifics of file size, file format, colour etc
  • Getting permissions to enter premises and take photographs
  • How to submit your photographs after the 9th March
  • What happens in the next stage...Wallpaper and projections....
We will also discuss and allocate shooting locations so we don't double up or miss anything, as well view the previous work from 1991 and 2001.

Look forward to seeing you there

Date announced for community workshops...

One day skill development workshops will be held on Saturday and Sunday 26/27 February 2011 in Deniliquin.

Register your interest via email to . Further details will be released next week.

N & K

Monday, January 24, 2011

Organisers needed - meeting Thurs 27th January 12pm

To make A Day in the Life of Deniliquin a success, we need some willing helpers. If you have a few hours to spare, come along to our first meeting on:

Thursday 27th January, 12 noon
Peppin Heritage Centre, George St, Deniliquin

The project has several facets and you may feel you can help with one aspect of it or another. Here's a quick outline of the different priorities:

School and community workshops with a photographic artist (Mid-late February)

The 'day' on 9th March - we need to:
  • promote the day when everyone will take photos, 
  • sort out the details of what, how, where and when, 
  • hold some information sessions for participants and then 
  • collect the images.
Exhibitions - we will have three 'exhibitions:
  • a website with a selection of images from all three days
  • giant street art prints displayed around town
  • projections of images, either indoor or outdoor (or possibly both)
If any of these things interest you or you just want to make sure this project happens, then get in touch and come along to the meeting. It might be a great way for you to get some experience with event management, exhibitions or websites. Even if you can just spare a few hours to distribute posters, it will be much appreciated.

You can contact Kate or Nina on or by phone on 0422 604 711

Monday, January 17, 2011

Regional Arts Fund application successful!

The (Three+Days) community collective has been successful in securing over $12,000 in funding from the Regional Arts NSW Regional Arts Fund (RAF) under the auspices of Deniliquin Council. This will fund the '(Three+Days) A Day in the Life' project,  that will consist of workshops by a photographic artist, a community photographic event and a series of exhibition 'events' designed to bring the resulting visual art to the local community.

The Three+Days is geared around the 'Day in the Life of Deniliquin' community photographic project that ran in 1991 and 2001. On the 9th March in each of these years, locals, community members, students, amateur and professional photographers documented their lives and surroundings in Deniliquin and district. A selection of photographs was then exhibited and are now being stored by the Deniliquin Historical Society and the Peppin Heritage Centre.

This time, there will be workshops with the community and primary school children in late February 2011 to help them develop their photographic skills and understanding of how photography can be used as a tool to socially document and comment on our culture and community. A photographic artist is still being sought for these workshops.

Then, on Wednesday 9th March 2011, locals will once again take photographs from midnight to midnight, documenting who we are, where we live and what we do. Anyone who lives in Deniliquin and district or who feels a connection with the area is invited to be a part of this event. The district extends to the small rural communities that are linked to Deniliquin, including Pretty Pine, Wanganella, Conargo, Mayrung, Blighty, Tuppal, Booroorban, Caldwell and Bunnaloo.

In April 2011, look forward to a three-part exhibition of photographs from 1991, 2001 and 2011. More information about this later.

If you are interested in being a part of this project, either as a volunteer, an artist or a participant, please contact us by email at

This project has been made financially made possible by the Australian Government's regional arts program, the Regional Arts Fund, which gives all Australians, wherever they live, better access to opportunities to practise and experience the arts.