18.6 C
Byron Shire
September 17, 2021

Fluke – celebrating the beauty and colourful characters in the arts

Latest News

How is RT-PCR used to diagnose COVID-19?

It’s fast, reliable and full of lines – but might look different to the PCR you learned about in school.

Other News

Putting our money where our mouth is for an Afghan family

The horror the people of Afghanistan are living through makes us ask ourselves what can we possibly do to help? The Ballina Region for Refugees offering the opportunity for anyone to support an Afghan family.

COVID is here to stay

As a medical doctor of 30 years, and citizen, I have watched the last 18 months with confusion. Initially...

Creatives feature in Lismore plan

Creative industries, climate resilience, building more homes and supporting a flourishing food sector are all aspirations within a 15-year vision for Lismore.

Face masks

I was just wondering if anyone has the answer to this question: If face masks have the ability to contain...

Hue and cry

Seeing and hearing all the kicking and screaming about our right to choose to not put on masks takes...

Banned bunnies

Did you know that pet bunnies are banned in Queensland? But not in New South Wales! We’ve all seen the...

Cover of Fluke.

As a kid local photographer and film maker Hamish McCormick always loved the high end surf, skate, and photography magazines. Now he is launching his own; exquisitely produced, part book, part magazine, called Fluke – that brings to the world a mix of photography, performing arts, and art.

‘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.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in Queensland and is hoping that NSW Parliament resumes next month so that this issue can be addressed in NSW without further delay.

Planning staff back Wilsons Creek DA, residents’ concerns downplayed

Residents living near a proposed 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek say it will negatively impact a precious wildlife corridor on the site, exacerbate traffic safety problems on the surrounding roads, and damage the peaceful character of their quiet enclave.

A moment of your life?

Six questions for Jehovah’s Witness doorknockers: 1. Are you aware that the 2016 Royal Commission into Institutional Handling of Child Sexual Abuse investigated 1006 alleged...

Local mum features in documentary about the impacts and possible solutions around suicide

Murwillumbah mum Ursula has lived every parents worst nightmare – her child, at the age of just 17, took his own life – and a lot of time and energy, questions and conjecture and finger-pointing can rumble around this, but at the end of the day Ursula’s precious boy is gone and he’s not coming back.