Feature in F*EMS zine issue 11 (Threshold)

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Combe, E 2018
F*EMS Zine Issue 11

The kind of hyper-real details of the architecture combined with the strange colours is reminiscent of a dream; when it seems like it could be real but something is very off. I think also its significant to me because moving from Bendigo to Melbourne has made me feel very liminal but reflective – like I’m neither here or there.

Zine information:

F*EMS Zine features visual art & writing by a bunch of awesome female- aligned people. F*EMS acts as a platform to enable voices to be heard & always aims to be as inclusive & accessible as possible.

Issue 11 of F*EMS zine was made & edited by Freya Alexander, Tegan Iversen & Anna MacNeill in August, 2018.
This issue has the loose theme of Dreams.

Cover Art by Hayley Martin.
Contributors (in order of appearance in zine):
Hayley Martin, Alexis Winter, Tegan Iversen, Rach H, Sabelle Mebane, Alice Fennessy, Anji Vara, Layla Homewood, Isabella Radevski, Kitri Williams, Lyn Patterson, Lori Camarata, Brooke van der Linden, Chloe Manglaras, Holly Godfrey, Fiona Smith, Helen Morley, GC Smith, Anna MacNeill, Angela Cornish, Madi Sarich-Prince, Amelia Dowling, Devana Senanayake, Freya Alexander, Kate MacNeill, Tamasine Loves, Sonia Jude, Malicia, Andie Macario, Imogen Owens, Elizabeth H, Nahian Parvez, Naomi Barnes, Carly Smith, Isabella Kottek, Louise Latter, Sian Dunn, Aila Stefansdotter-Franck, Vonne Beyer, Beckie Stewart, Courtney Heffernan, Eliza Freeman, Marine Fisch, Amy Matthews, Edwina Combe, Tessa Kent, Claudia Van Eeden, Brigit Lambert, Kennedy Shaw, Elsa Kate, Hannah Forsdike, Amy Sainsbury & Emma Jensen


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Combe, E 2018
Enlighten Festival of Projection & included as part of the Enlighten Precinct in White Night Bendigo
August 29th- September 1st 2018
Held at The Subtle Eye, Bendigo

A unique photographic work using images that have been carefully produced over the span of more than two years, using only analogue cameras and no digital editing. The distinctiveness of each image is created by modifying the 35mm film and lenses, as well as through hand-making cameras. The meditative and drawn-out nature of the creative process is reflected by a darkroom-inspired installation and the slow transition between each photograph.

Like a horizon it signifies endings and beginnings, as well as qualities of liminality and ambiguity.

The photos themselves are sometimes familiar and other times they resemble blurs or dreamlike distortions. They aim to capture not just imagery but rather a subtle sense of their creation and the moment.

Festival information:

Enlighten– Curators Statement
This winter, 2018 brings a new horizon to Bendigo with the Enlighten Festival, an invitation to all local creative people to bring a new light into the area between Bendigo Town Hall and Rosalind Park, by offering experiences – spatial, social, technological, conceptual or experimental, Which explore the magic of projection, As a meeting,
Of light and surface
Of journey and arrival
Of abstract and tangible
Of old and new
Of movement and stillness
Of sameness and change
Of today and tomorrow
…A Horizon.
A universal diverse experience – visual, cultural, political, spiritual- that defines, extends and transforms us within this world.
– Molly Braddon,
Festival Creative Producer

White Night

Are you there (II)

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Combe, E 2017
November 17th- November 24th 2017
Held at La Trobe University, Bendigo

Group exhibition information:


Opening: Friday 17th November 6pm-8pm
Exhibition dates: 17th-24th November 10am-5pm
Location: La Trobe University, Bendigo

Please join us for this celebration of the work of our graduating La Trobe Creative Arts students. The exhibition will showcase the work of Visual Arts, Photography and Graphic Design students, featuring a dynamic array of works across various media. This is a unique opportunity to see the talents of our emerging creative practitioners on display.
The exhibition will activate the La Trobe Bendigo campus, with works installed across the Visual Art and Graphic Design/Photography buildings.
To be opened by Professor Richard Speed, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Regional), La Trobe University, with an opening address by contemporary artist Gabrielle de Vietri.

Artists: Karissa McDonald, Jessica Bramble, Edwina Combe, Aedan Mckay, Sarah McDonald, Sarah Wallace-Smith, Emma Ciccone, Aleesha Ward, Joanne Osborne, Pamela Isaacs, Judith Warnest, Tashara Roberts, Bridget Trewartha, Jessica Murtagh

Photo credit: Jessie Boylan 2017

Are you there

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Combe, E 2016
Oct26-Nov1 2017
Held at La Trobe University Annex Gallery

As the photographs gently fade in and out they converge into the same everchanging image; occasionally unsure entirely which elements are drawn from which shot.

The mindfulness of the gradual movement is almost meditative, as the painterly colours and shapes overlap to produce a result reminiscent of traditional double exposures and film transitions.

However, the experimental images focus less on conventional representation and instead exemplify the nature of the materials and a subtle sense of the moment they were taken.

Analogue photography creates certain atmospheres which cannot quite be archived by digital means. It innately encapsulates aspects of unpredictably, long-process, likely failure, experimentation, and not being able to see the outcomes immediately.