Sponsored by Belle Property, the weekend will feature acclaimed artist and photographer Joseph McGlennon, an international art veteran breaking new ground.
Having worked in London, South East Asia, Amsterdam and Australia (and now living in Singapore) Joseph has over the last 25 years been a central player in the highly visually charged world of design and marketing.
He was formerly Design Director with Landor Design Singapore, and prior to that was Creative Director with Bates Asia where he headed up the creative team on Audi and Nokia. As Regional Creative Director for Young & Rubicam he worked on the Nike account and has also worked on creative for Sony, Sing Tel, Asia Pacific Breweries, Ericsson, and The Taj Hotels India.
Since resuming his personal art practice two years ago and returning to his passion for personal expression, his only two exhibitions have sold out. His haunting, thought provoking images have captured the attention of art and nature lovers across the globe. They toy with ideas of Australian identity, created by the layering of up to 30 of his own photographs.
“Kangaroo Study’s are a continuation of my fascination of Cook’s arrival back in England in 1771, carrying a vast number of Australian specimens of plants and animals previously unknown to Europeans, the strangest of which was a kangaroo, shot at Endeavour River for voyage naturalist Joseph Banks” said McGlennon. “My work seeks to locate the proud but (to European eyes) exotic animal within an unfamiliar (to Australian eyes) and equally exotic European landscape. Thus immersing itself in the dialogue that continues to this day to establish visual definitions of what was and truly is Australian.”
McGlennon’s stunning and much celebrated representation of the thylacine or Tasmanian tiger represents the iconic extinct mammal in all its former glory. His photographic works feature in numerous public and private collections and exhibitions.
Michael Reid of Sydney’s Michael Reid Gallery will join Belle Magazine Editor in Chief and judge on ‘The Block’ Neale Whitaker to interview the artist and discuss his artworks, influences and daily artistic processes at a special dinner to be held on Friday March 7. Set against the pristine rainforest backdrop of the Byron at Byron, canapés and a three course menu will be served.
– Four course Belle Art Dinner March 7 with matching premium Wolf Blass wines $135 per person.
– One night package for two people in a one bedroom suite including Belle Dinner and buffet breakfast and yoga $680
– Two night package for two people in a one bedroom suite including Belle Dinner, buffet breakfast and yoga $1070
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