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Fluke – celebrating the beauty and colourful characters in the arts

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Cover of Fluke.

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‘I’m part of, and have grown up in, so many different tribes of artists, from circus, performing arts and cabaret to art, film and photography,’ Hamish explains.

Image Fluke.

‘I want to celebrate that world, and here it is. It has an emphasis on photography and design and a bent on circus. I’ve been working toward this for 15 years and feel super lucky that I have the contacts who are prepared to support this. It is really exciting, I feel like I’ve put on a platform all of this amazing creativity.

‘I’m really just interested in people’s stories. It is through people’s stories that you can create understanding.’

Bruns Picture House launch

Hamish has just been to Adelaide to launch Fluke at the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute during Fringe. Fluke will be launched in Byron Shire at Brunswick Picture House on 12 March, from 7 till 9pm.

For his first run he has printed 3,000 copies that will be available at selected bookshops, including the Mullum Bookshop, at the launch this Thursday and online.

Hamish in his studio in Byron Shire.

Hamish is planning to produce four editions of Fluke a year ‘and I hope that they will become something people keep on their bookshelves and coffee tables. That’s why I took it offline, with the printed copy people can come back to sit with it and appreciate it in different ways.

‘The launch at the Brunswick Picture House will feature pop-up exhibitions, photography, and art from the first edition. So come and have a beer on us, and pick up a copy.’

If you can’t make the launch then hop online at Carnival Cinema to subscribe.

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