protest art

This Is Art - a venture by Ero by JoFF Rae

Ero...

"After months of negotiations I have finally manage to score a pop up studio/shop in the third largest shopping complex in Australia, the numbers are huge, 16.7 million people through per annum with approx 250,000 through each week. Highpoint shopping centre in Maribyrnong have handed me the keys to this shop space. In this space it will be a studio, shop, gallery and workshop all rolled into one. For the gallery we will have a show once a month for a week starting in February so if anyone would like to have a show or group show pm me and I will email you details. The rent will be $450 for the week with $100 being for food, advertising etc. Commission will be a pay what you think is appropriate deal. Workshops will be starting in the school holidays and if anyone has a particular workshop they would like to put on pm also. I want to run eight hour workshops broken into two four hour blocks spread out over three days with three workshops running concurrently over the three days and depending on interest ten to fifteen participants per workshop. Each participant with be charged $65 per workshop with $35 per participant going to the artist taking the workshop. If their are artisans who have products they have made I would also be interested in hearing from you. Anyone who does performance of any genre pm me. This project I am calling 'This is Art' and will be based around El lissiky's beat the whites with the red wedge. Substituting the whites with mass consumerism and the red wedge with the subculture of art. This is an idea I have been working on for a couple of years. It is about intervention in a community to see if I can affect change with art being it's principal tool."
Ero
 

JOS Wheeler - DoP / Artist by JoFF Rae

JOS WHEELER

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

 

 

Jos Wheeler works as a Director of Photography and has shot music videos, TV commercials , Films and Documentaries for the past 20 years. His work has led to travelling regually both locally and internationally, and with acamera close at hand and a unique sensitivity and respect he has often been invited in to photograph people and environments that require a trust factor just to be there, as with his B&W images from Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Mercato, Addis Ababa, Eithiopia, or the now infamous series ‘Te Mana Motuhake O Tuhoe’ from Te Urewera. 

Having grown up on Aucklands west coast Jos has a strong connection with the New Zealand landscape anda appreciation for the beauty and rawness of his environment, once again bringing his unique attention to detail, using strong compositions with a subtle timing of light to capture a mood and emotion, recording more than a time and place but often history of our ever changing landscape.

In the last few years it has been his images from Anti Asset Sales, Deep Sea Oil Drilling, GCSB, TPPA and other protests and marches that have gained much attentionleading to his exhibition ‘Voicing Dissent’ at Lopdell House Gallery in 2014.  Wheeler continues a powerful tradition of empathetic images by the likes of John Miller, Gil Hanly, Ans Westra and Robin Morrison.


   JOS WHEELER     
    Director of Photography
    Ahu Productions
    PO BOX 68517
    Newton
    Auckland 1145
    Aotearoa / New Zealand
    E Joswheeler.nz@gmail.com
    M +64 274 379961