Small Forest Wines is pleased to present this exhibition of photographs by award wining local artist Roger Skinner. The exhibition will be on display for February and March 2023.
In that small space of time, immediately following the “decisive moment” where a wave runs up a beach to a point of return, there is a space occupied by a retreat to the ocean from whence the wave came. It took a while, and I didn’t recognise it at first as being my motif for the recent trip south to Narooma. I still remember being, not necessarily fascinated by the ocean’s leavings but it certainly, attracted my attention, as I stood looking for something without realising, I was in fact looking at it… The motif for this trip. The large elliptical wet shadows of where waves once washed.
The space in time where this occurred was naturally, short as the waves kept pounding the beach, but in those briefest of moments something began to build on about day three of the workshop and so whilst as ever, photographing the “big things” as per the tutors wish, I found time to steal the images. I remember too, laughing at Mullimburra Point Beach and calling to a comrade, how beautiful is this? and gleefully making exposure after exposure. So, the motif sneaked up on me, as it can and good on it…
Opening Weekend Saturday 11 February 2023
Exhibition closes the end of April 2023
The Gallery, cellar door at Small Forest Wines, Jerrys Plains Road, Denman.
Usually open Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 4pm.
Image: “Retreat” by Roger Skinner, photo courtesy of Roger.