Exhibition 2012

 

‘Out of Sight’ – Kick Gallery, Tuesday Jan 31 2012

John Hoerner – Blind Photographer

“My latest exhibition Out of Sight – Faces in the Arts Crowd through the lens of a blind photographer, is so titled because, having lost most of my sight as a result of several strokes, I am pretty much ‘Out of Sight’.

Fortunately the miracle of digital camera technology has allowed me to use the tiny amount of sight I have to take photographs – the lens of my camera sees what I cannot see.

This show, at Kick Gallery, Collingwood, is a collection of 32 ‘Faces in the Arts Crowd’ – people captured at various gallery openings and arts related events, some recent and some from earlier occasions.

My vision of the world is somewhat like looking through a pinhole, as a consequence, I tend to present these faces with the same tightly cropped intimacy as that of an ancient pin hole camera.

A stroke is like a car crash – you just don’t see it coming! A prime focus of this exhibition is to help raise awareness of the importance of understanding stroke symptoms.

A stroke is a form of brain damage – however the brain’s amazing ‘plasticity’ has enabled me and many others to rebuild our lives with help from friends, colleagues and technology like today’s cameras.”

John has been working on his current exhibition Out Of Sight – Faces in the Arts Crowd for the past eighteen months and aims to use this exhibition to reinforce the Stroke Foundation’s F.A.S.T campaign aimed at creating preventative awareness of stroke symptoms. In addition, it is hoped that the exhibition will encourage others to explore visualisation technology as an aid to recovery.

“You have a way of catching the sense of so many of my friends” – Photographer Joyce Evans

 

John Hoerner - Out of Sight - January 23rd 2012


 

 

Ali – Brown Hat

 

Ali – Red Hat

Ali – Downward Glance

 

Suzy Cato-Gashler

 

Stuart Purves AM

 

Yvonne Audette

 

Vanessa Kennedy

 

Barry Jones AO

 

David Dureen

 

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE

 

Charles Radjkovic

 

Di Bresciani

 

David Milne

 

Jock Langslow

 

Henry von Bibra AO

 

Helen Bogdan

 

Graeme Williams

 

John Landy AC CVO MBE

 

Marius Murdoch

 

Joyce Evans

 

Nigel Buesst

 

Mark Strizic

 

Robert Jacks

 

Richard Alston

 

Oliver Streeton

 

Professor Sasha Grishin AM

 

Gareth Sanson

 

John Wolseley

 

Kenoll Wilson

 

Michelle Mills

 

Tim Cecil

 

John Hoerner – Self Portrait