We–Suzanne, Kayla, Maleko and myself– leave early tomorrow morning on a roadtrip to Melbourne. Our route is Keith, Penola, the Hamilton Highway, Geelong, the Queenscliff ferry to Sorrento. Our destination is Karen, my sister’s place at Safety Beach on the Mornington Peninsula.
We will stay a week or so with Karen then return to Adelaide via the Western/Dukes highways. This is a small roadtrip–just to Melbourne and back.
I remember the last time that we made this particular roadtrip to Melbourne via the Hamilton highway with the standard poodles (Ari and Agtet). It was in the winter of 2013 and we stayed at Safety Beach, Melbourne on route to the NSW coast near Bateman’s Bay. We were going to to join Jyl, my other sister, to help her celebrate her 60th birthday.
Unfortunately, the website of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale’s prior to that of 2017 have disappeared from the web. So an integral part of Australia’s photographic history has just gone. What is left are our memories, and they quickly fade. There is not even an archive of the work shown at BIFB17!
I plan to go to a talk at RMIT by Martin Parr about his work, take in some exhibitions, and if the weather is okay, to spend some time photographing in Melbourne’s CBD. A topographical photo session in Melbourne’s west has also been booked with Stuart Murdoch on the Saturday.