Solo Exhibition - Need a Name for the Exhibition

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  1. Nicole

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    Hi apugger colleagues,

    I'm working on a solo exhibition in April 2008 and need a title for the exhibition. I'd like to call on my APUG friends to please help me name the exhibition.

    Genre: Portraits and Environmental Portraiture
    Medium: Black & White Photography
    Sample of my work: http://www.nicoleboenigmcgrade.com

    Type of work displayed: Portraits predominantly of Australian children, lifestyle; also the older community; thoughtful; quirky; strength; vunerable; honest; soulful...
    Pretty much an array of emotions.

    I hope to bring some of this work to the Foto 3 conference in Colorado in 2008.

    If you have any ideas.... I'd love to hear them. I'll keep you posted with the final choice.
     
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  2. Tony Egan

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    Nicole,
    OK, a few ideas off the top of my head based on the weight of the subject matter:
    "Spare the Rod" (and spoil the child!)
    "Small Wisdoms"
    "Patience" (an essential quality to have when dealing with children)
    "Children of the Light" (a bit of an obvious photographic connection but also perhaps to the light they may shine etc.)
    "Now Hear This" (a reference to giving children a voice)
    "Seen and Heard" (as above and a contradiction of the children should be seen and not heard maxim)
    "The Least of These" (a biblical reference referring to what Jesus said about the importance of children)
    "Past and Futures" (incorporates the older community)

    Good luck with this. Not an easy job, trying to distill an exhibition into a few pithy words which captures your feeling and vision. I'm sure you'll come up with your own fine title eventually!
     
  3. MikeSeb

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    How 'bout:

    "Generations"
    "A Place at the Table"
    "All of Us"
    "Friends and Neighbors"

    It's not easy sometimes. You don't want to sound smarmy or cheesy, but....

    Good luck.

    Mike Sebastian
     
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    IVe been struggling with a title for my work, too Nicole!! I'm not sure I can help much, but I will give it some thought.
     
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    Faces of Oz
    Oz Faces
    Aussie Faces
    Aussie Attitudes
     
  6. Drew B.

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    How about...
    "Thoughtful, Quirky, Vunerable, Honest & Soulful"...Images from Nicole Boenig Mcgrade
     
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    "Ageless children"
    Best, tim
     
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    soul
     
  9. SuzanneR

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    Soul of Oz
    Photographs by Nic... etc.

    kind of fun to just make word associations... :smile:
     
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    I'd just leave it Soul, leave a bit of ambiguity and have the viewers guessing.

    Maybe Souls
     
  11. Nicole

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    Lots of great ideas here to work with, thank you very much! Keep 'em coming. I have to make the final decision in the next few days and will let you know.
     
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    Well on you site you say "My lifetime goal is to give a voice to those
    who cannot be heard - the child. - Nicole Boenig McGrade"

    So how about "Silent Voices"

    or more predicatably "We come from a land down under"

    David
     
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    Nicole,

    Chaotic Joy!

    At least thats what my kids bring me, wait I'm responsible for the Chaos and they the joy but nonetheless that's my effort.

    best,

    Zebra
     
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    Emotions - The Photography of NBM
    Evocations - Portraiture by NBM

    evocations: Creation anew through the power of the memory or imagination.

    But hey. what's in a title anyway..
    Good luck Nic
     
  15. Nicole

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    Thank you everyone for your help which provided much food for thought!!

    The exhibition has now been named... "Love. Laughter. Life." and will run as a part of the wonderful Foto Freo ( http://www.fotofreo.com ) event in Perth Western Australia between the 5th April to 4th May.

    I'm very proud to say that master photographer/printer Les McLean will be printing the exhibition prints for me, some of which I'll be bringing to the Foto-3 conference in Colorado in June 2008. I hope to have the opportunity to meet you there.