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Kay Mack AAPS HonFAPS


My dad gave me my first camera when I was 13 but I didn’t discover camera clubs and APS until the mid 1970s. I spent the next 20 years chasing National (and a few International) acceptances.

When I retired from teaching I decided that I wanted to move my photography in a different direction. I have since held several solo exhibitions and exhibited in seven group exhibitions with APS Contemporary Division members. Retirement also brought more opportunity for my husband John and I to travel within Australia and overseas. I fill in my “spare time” as a volunteer at the local historical society museum.

I’ve been involved in APS activities and administration since I joined in 1976 … as a folio member and folio director in Print and more recently Contemporary divisions … as a member of MC and then President (1994-96) …and currently as Chair of CDiv.

Girl & Pigeons … taken in Florence, Italy, in the 1970s. (7 national, 1 international acceptances.)

Fancy Pants … One from the 1980s. At that time I was dabbling with tone dropouts … using lith film in a wet darkroom. (12 national acceptances with 5 awards; 2 international acceptances; included in Australian FIAP and TransTasman entries.)

An Apple for the Teacher … One of a series I made in the late 1990s. I bought a glass head and covered it many times over with papier maché (very therapeutic!) relating the words on the outer layer to the theme of the image. (6 national acceptances with 3 awards; 3 international acceptances; included in an Australian FIAP entry.)

Memories … I showed this in my exhibition Chasing Shadows at Gold Street Studios, Collingwood, Vic, in 2006. It has great personal significance. It was taken at a moving display at the National Museum not long after the death of my dad who suffered from dementia in his final years.

Blue Danube … In 2008 we joined a cruise on the waterways between Amsterdam and Budapest. A cabin below the waterline proved to be a bonus and resulted in a series of semi-abstract images of the water as we passed through it. This image was shown at the Blue Café in Launceston as part of the CDiv group exhibition Blue.

You can follow my latest image projects at www.a-p-s.org.au/kmack

Here is a sample of Kay's work:

 


Girl and Pigeons

 

 


 Fancy Pants

 

 


 Apple for the Teacher

 

 


 

 

 


 Blue Danube