For some years, I have been photographing doorways and facades of buildings in the cities I visit and now have assembled an interestingly diverse set of mounted and framed photographs. Although mainly doors, entrances and architectural features, each work has its own personality, reflecting the atmosphere, history and culture of its city of origin.

The initial inspiration for these was the historic, impressive and beautiful doors of Madrid and Toledo in Spain and resulted in Spanish Entrances photographed on a visit in 1990. The images span the centuries from before the beginning of the Common Era to the present.

For me, doors have symbolic connotations - they can signify the closing of a particular chapter in one's life and the opening of another; they also can have life and death implications - the opening and closing of borders to those in need of protection.

Most of the works consist of a number of photographs each measuring 18cm x 13cm, mounted with acid-free, conservation quality mountboard; some of the frames are constructed of aged and weathered fence palings. However, the work can be provided unframed or the frame may be selected by the purchaser.

Each work is produced in a limited edition of ten.

The works would be suitable for board rooms, official premises, private residences, exhibitions or as major gifts.

Born in Berlin, Germany, my parents fled with me, a one-year-old baby, on one of the last trains to leave Berlin for the border before the outbreak of World War II and six weeks ahead of Kristallnacht.

We arrived in Australia a year later, having received visas in Port Said, Egypt. I grew up in Melbourne. From the moment I bought my first camera, a box Brownie, as a teenager, I loved photography.

In August, 2002, 64 years after fleeing the country of my birth, my husband, Peter, and I were invited by the City of Berlin to return for a visit. We travelled from Hamburg to Berlin by train, an unintended mirror image of our exit in the 1930s. The collage, Jewish Monuments, Memorials and Memories, Hamburg and Berlin, was produced as a result of our visit to Germany.

The artworks of my travels remind me of the places I've been and seem to bring pleasure to others - a delight for any artist.

 

Group Shows - Melbourne, Australia

 

 

The Jewish Festival of the Arts
Multi Media Exhibition
1993
Camberwell Rotary Photography Expo 1993, 1994
Bezalel Arts Multi Media Exhibition 1993
Centre for Contemporary Photography
Summer Salon
1995, 1996, 1997
Parade College, Bundoora, Annual Art and Craft Show 1996,1997, 1998
Annual Festival of Artists, Dandenong Ranges Gardens, Olinda 1996,1997
Daimaru, Melbourne - permanent exhibit 1996 - 2000
Kazari, Prahran 1996
Caulfield Grammar School 16th Annual Exhibition of Invited Artists 1997
Art Affairs, Carlton 1997
Koonung Secondary College Art and Craft Show 1998
Linden Post Postcard Show, St. Kilda 1999
Art Infusion, Prahran 1995 - 1999
Outhouse, Camberwell 1999 - 2001
Outhouse, Fitzroy 2002 - 2003
Israel Through Australian Eyes, Bialik College,
Hawthorn East
2002
Indochine Gallery, Hawthorn 2002
Bohemia, Richmond 2003
Kosher Culture, Jewish Museum of Australia 2003
Beba's, Malvern 2004
Camberwell Camera Club's 50th Anniversary Community Photographic Competition, Hawthorn 2004
Designs Australia, Carlton 2005, 2006
Na'Co, Richmond   2005, 2006
Kodak Autumn Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy 2005

Jewish Care (Vic) Inc
(formerly Montefiore Homes, Melbourne)

July 2006 -

 

One-Person Exhibitions

Entrances, Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne

Feb - March 1999
Entrances, B'nai B'rith House, Melbourne Nov 2005-2006

 

Private Collections

 
Melbourne, Sydney, Australia;
Pittsburgh, USA
 

 

Photographs published in the following publications

 

 

London (Travel Guide pub. Lonely Planet) 1998
The Australian Jewish News 2002 -
Port Phillip / Caulfield Leader newspaper 2002
Journal, magazine
of the Jewish Museum of Australia
2002
Communicator, magazine
of B'nai B'rith Australia - New Zealand
2002
Magazine, The Melbourne Hebrew Congregation Sept. 2003 - March 2004
Temple Time, magazine of The Temple Beth Israel Community. Cover July 2004
The Harp, magazine of The King David School (TKDS). Article on book week theme 'Doorways' illustrating collages exhibited at TKDS. Cover October 2004
Spirits in the Night, pub. The International Library of Photography, Owings, MD, USA.
ISBN 0-7951-5244-2.
2004
Antiques & Art in Victoria, magazine. Dec. 2004 to April 2005
Melbourne Weekly Magazine 3 April 2005
The Age 21 Feb 2006