Stephen is a photographer, more often of unusual textures and the South Australian landscape. His artwork on display is predominately from Kangaroo Island.
When not holding a camera, he is the father of two boys, a supporting husband, and a honey salesman. He is a familiar face to many people both online and offline.
Mother and Child
Maggie McCabe is a South Australian painter and designer. Her work explores suburbia and the domestic realm as spaces which bring people together to celebrate culture, familiarity and relationships. Maggie’s current work, the ‘homewares range’, depicts the changing role of women from the mid-20th century onward. The process of upcycling and the repurposing of materials are an important element in her work which references place, time and change.
Maggie’s previous explorations include motherhood and religion. Mother and Child is representative of birth, life and death bound in alternate realities and mythologies. She describes; “Amidst this we are a microcosm yet so controversial in our presence, completely with consequence through all our moments of existence. From conception to death the abject scatter of waste that lies beneath our feet is only part of our trajectory between heaven and earth or rebirth.” This art work was inspired by her own perceptions of motherhood and her experience with dissociation during the birth of her second child.
Changing or shifting realities was a strategy needed to survive the painful and disfiguring process of birth.