Talking ArtZ | Live Podcast Event Episode 11 | Marty Walker and Peter Long

Talking ArtZ | Live Podcast Event Episode 11 | Marty Walker and Peter Long

Come and join us for a sight and sound cultural feast with Marty Walker and Peter Long in conversation with Wendy Tsai on the 7th September at Nolan on Lovel Gallery, Katoomba from 3pm. It will be an informative, creative adventure as we listen to and watch this pair at work and in conversation.

Marty Walker is a local photographer whose work has been exhibited widely, including our own Cultural Centre Gallery. Peter Long is a local musician, composer, educator and graphic artist, who is also completing a PhD in ‘the aesthetic experience of spatio-temporal suspension and its application in popular music and imagery’! Together, Marty and Peter completed a film for Penrith Council on Queen St, St Marys. This film is a rich cultural document recording what happens when diverse cultural groups gather to prepare food and eat together.

Both artists will also perform and show some of their individual and collaborative work. It promises to be a stimulating and engaging event.

Please come along and support these local artists.

Bring a plate or drink to share or make a donation towards drinks and nibbles.

Marty Walker

Marty Walker is a photographer based in the Blue Mountains, Australia. His work is held in both private and public collections. He has shown his work in group exhibitions such as Australian Life, HeadOn, Vivid (Hidden ARt at the MCA), About Town (Rex-Gallery), Hawkesbury Art Fair, Blue Mountains Portraits and With Every Breath (Blue Mountains Cultural Centre).

Marty Walker: marty@mjw.photo
Marty’s Website: mjw.photo

Artist statement:

There isn’t an aspect of photography I don’t love. As an art form there are so many possibilities. Although my primary professional interest is in portraiture, I’m increasingly doing more event and social documentary work.

I’m interested in what makes people tick, what they do and why. I like to observe patterns in people’s movement through the spaces they occupy and, occasionally, their reactions to one another.

I don’t typically go looking for a photograph. As with a lot of things in life, you’re often presented with a unique gesture, an arrangement of shapes, a reflection or an interesting fall of light. The world can be a complete surprise.

Peter Long

Peter Long is a practicing musician, composer, educator and graphic artist residing in the upper Blue Mountains. A PhD candidate at Western Sydney University, his doctoral research investigates the aesthetic experience of spatio-temporal suspension and its application in popular music and imagery, culminating in the release of the 2015 album Sounds of In-Betweenand the site-specific audiovisual performance workStates Of Suspensionat the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in February 2018. He completed a first class honours degree in a Bachelor of Musicat Western Sydney Universityin 2014 and has presented research at conferences in Spain, New Zealand and Australia. His music, often described as ‘transcendent’ has featured in the soundtrack to the independent film The Last Babushka Dolland the latest MTNS MADE promotional videos. He is currently engaged in producing a series of soundscape stories in conjunction with photographer Marty Walker for the Queen Street Riches and Texturesproject for Penrith City Counciland teaches at Abbey Street Music.