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OPENING TOMORROW: Wednesday 2nd July, 6-8 PM
Exhibition: Wednesday 2nd July Sunday 13th July 2014
To be opened by photographer and storyteller William Yang!

In TRANSLUCENCE Jacqui Dean reveals Australia's flora, native and introduced in radically new ways. Dean's vision reduces flowers to their essential, sculptural shapes, and translates them into exquisite black and white prints. Calla lilies are seen as never before with their curved flowers resembling the shape and texture of a crystal goblet. Dean's images of roses, through scanning and digital magic, reveal interlaced petals adopting textures that mimic a bridal veil.

X-Rays now reveal everything that lies beneath what our eyes can see; a negative tonal arena in which their inquisitive, diagnostic electrons reign supreme, effortlessly revealing both order and chaos in our biology. These rays also allow us to see the most intimate structures of, in Dean's case, her chosen Muse flowers allowing her to transform the pale vessel of a Calla Lily into a translucent, Arthurian crystal goblet or the unfolding petals of a rose into Tulle. The third century to concern us lies far deeper in antiquity, when a German artist named Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) decided simple blades of grass were worthy enough for him to commit their details to intricate, faithful drawings that now read as eternal as Shakespeare in their appeal to our humanity.

Jacqui Dean's passion for nature's prima donnas flowers has been so transformed into detailed expressions of the unknowable calligraphy of nature. Flora we once thought of as merely decorative, we now know to be an unbreakable link within Nature's balance. We could do worse than contemplate, through Jacqui Dean's images fragile essences of Nature's peerless beauty.

Robert McFarlane March 2013

Jacqui Dean is a renowned, widely travelled Australian architectural, corporate and fine-art photographer, based in Sydney. Her photograph of Australia's elegant Darter Bird recently won the prestigious Loupe Award.

Dates Exhibition open from Wed 2nd of July Sunday 13th of July
Opening Hours Wednesday to Friday 11am 6pm
Saturday 10am 3pm
Opening Night Opening reception Wednesday 2nd of July 2014, 6-8 PM
Location X88 Gallery, 88 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale, NSW 2008
More info Contact us at [email protected]



Fathers Day Promotion

* Your first product of each type (Art Paper Books, Art Paper Folio and Tri-Folios) will be discounted.
FathersDayDiscount is a 'one time use discount code' that cannot be used in conjunction any other discount.
The code is automatically applied to all AsukaBook accounts and will expire on the 31st July 2014.

TASMANIA, 14 - 20 October 2014

Join two talented professional photographers, Greg Power and David Harradine, on this incredible journey from the historic shores of Hobart to the spectacular alpine summits of World Heritage Area, Mt Field National Park.

A photographic adventure that you will never forget
Starting our adventure in Hobart, we will take advantage of the remarkable architecture on offer - a mix of buildings old and new. We will photograph the twilight-lit waterfront mariner and the early morning beauty of Mt Wellington. Then we make our way west to Mt Field National Park. In this recently listed World Heritage Area, we will explore moss-laden rain forest, waterfalls, ferns, towering Swamp and Snow Gums, alpine lakes, Lichen, Cushion Plant and Pandani. Along the way we will also head into the Styx Big Tree Reserve to take in some of the tallest flowering plants on earth. We'll also spend time along the pristine banks of the wild Styx River with its fern-lined shores and tannin-stained water. A tour of historic rural property, Redlands Estate, is a step back in time to an era of convict labour and bushrangers. We will also spend time taking in the world famous Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).

Receive hands-on tips and advice to dramatically improve your photography.
Adventure includes:

  • Stunning scenery
  • 2 nights in Hobart
  • 4 nights at Mt Field National Park
  • Return transport from Hobart
  • All meals (excludes drinks)
  • National Parks pass
  • Tour of Historic Redlands Estate
  • Entry to Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
  • Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop training
  • Guided photo shoots with both Greg and David
  • Maximum of 8 participants

$2,900 p/p (early bird price of $2,700 p/p for bookings prior to August 14th) For more information and bookings, please phone Greg: 0408 412 614 or email [email protected]


Located at 88 Abercrombie St, Chippendale (right next door to Pixel Perfect), X88 Gallery is committed to showing both emerging and established photo media artists. Recently, we have been proud to have exhibited solo exhibitions by Tina Fiveash, Kerry Pryor and Chris Round.

Our clean, minimal, steel wall hanging system mean that exhibitions can be installed quickly, meaning the gallery can also be used for short term exhibitions and events as seen recently with the USYD Photo Society's prize evening 'Pause'. Check out the great video they made here highlighting exactly how versatile the space can be.

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And please do not hesitate to contact us so we can discuss just how we can make your upcoming exhibition a reality.


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