AMICI the first Inclusive Dance Theatre Company in the UK that used dance and drama to integrate different people with autism, Down’s syndrome, blind, cerebral palsy with professional dancers and actors.
May 2020 sees AMICI celebrate their 40th anniversary. I have been recording the rehearsals and performances of this incredible group under the artistic direction of Wolfgang Strange.
There is so much young talent playing the streets and the clubs of major cities I thought it is worth producing a photographic repotage of what it feels like to be a busker an entertainer. This reportage will up date from time to time.
Sharlette the lead singer at the Obar 83-85 Wardour Street Soho London W1D 6QE. The music is great with a number of very talented singers appearing. The live music is every Sunday and Wednesday and is a really cool venue worth visiting when in London.
Sharlette an extremely talented singer with chameleon like image and as a photographer and creative director making her one of the best models I have worked with she also embodies the young musicians of the West End of London, young people really making a contribution to the lifestyle of the city. The Obar really worth visiting below I have included some of the changing faces of Sharlette;-
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A journey around Australia will bring the traveller in contact with some of the most interesting and creative art in the world, Indigenous, European descended , Road and Urban The first great artists of this stunning country where the Aboriginals dating back some 50,000 years. The creativity of this highly sophisticated people is now legendary. One fellow traveller meeting me by chance on an outback road told me ‘ Europe has history Australia has art’.
Many Australian outback centres have established artist’s names past and present associated with their local community some with international reputations, Albert Namatjira, Pro Hart , Howard William Steer, Arthur Boyd – worth seeing the Broken Hill desert sculptures. It would take some time to name all the talent that is and has created the Australian unique character.
Much of the art of Australia contains great humour of a real Australian Character. The vibrant hard colours of Australia make for strong clear work by artists. Ochres reds of the dust, blue of the never ending sky make for some of the most vivid images that can be recreated by artists. As you move away from the green coast travelling over the great dividing range the landscape moves from a light ochre to a ochre red dust and then to the red heart with the bright red dust covering the car. As you get to the red heart the sky becomes clear and cobalt blue.
This is what many Australian artists from the aboriginals to the humorists of the European descended art community depict somewhere in their art. Australia is a country close to the earth the aboriginals mixed earth colours the European community recreates those colours. The traveller looking closely will also discover the abundant road and community art of this incredibly creative country with its stunning landscapes and history of 50,000 years and the development of the second nation from the late 1700s to present day . Australia is a country of Artists.