Matt Shepherd

Exhibition at the Channon

Posted by Aquaseen on 19 November 2012 | 0 Comments

It was back in July when I attended the first year anniversary of The Channon Gallery. A good friend advised me that it was worth the drive so off I went. Little did I know that it was going to lead to an amazing Aquaseen exhibition four months later.

Over a bottle of wine with the fantastic gallery owners, we decided to collaborate and set the date. I was extremely happy as this was going to be my very first gallery showing.

I decided that I wanted to showcase underwater images exclusively, but not just any photo would do. I chose only those that had a special mystery and intrigue about them instead of the common surf images that we have all come to love but have seen rather frequently these days.

Once the images were selected it was time to start the printing and framing. I opted to print on a metallic paper as I find it suits my work really well. The framing had to be simple, clean, and let the images speak for themselves. So after a few trials a great framing idea was formed and we got busy assembling.

After the production was complete I delivered the artwork to the gallery, leaving the distribution and hanging in the very capable hands of the owners David and Peter, who ultimately did a sensational job of it.

On the day of the opening I was blown away to see all the pieces under light and looking so luscious. Because there was such a great turn out, time seemed to fly by while I explained how I created the images to some and listened to the stories and ideas of others.

It was so incredible to meet and talk to all the wonderful people who attended the opening and I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to exhibit in such a unique gallery. Hopefully some new and exciting experiences are just around the corner as I am super inspired for more.