Events

Photowalk:
Scents of the City

 

Abstract: Join photographers Huanyu Xing and Finn Mellor on a photo-walk through the city of Adelaide and explore the intricacies of smell and its links to memory. 

 

Organisers: Huanyu Xing (Gallery Owner and Photographer) & Finn Mellor (Photographer and Artist)

 

Time and Place: 5-8pm, Fri 29 Oct 2021; meet at Rabbit Hutch Photography, Level 1/66 Gawler Place, Adelaide 

 

Requirements: Own a camera and have it with you! 

 

Cost: Free! 

 

Outcome: Rabbit Hutch Photography is offering free gallery space to anyone who participates in the photowalk! Simply send us your best images* from the day and the gallery will take care of printing for you!


 

     *Every image you submit will cost $10. This just covers the printing cost on our end. You can print as many images as you want, don’t hold back!

 

     **File specifications 2:3 aspect ratio,.jpg file format, 300dpi, and Adobe RGB (1998) or ProPhoto RGB colourspace. Don’t know what any of this means? Don’t hesitate to flick us a message!

 

     ***Printing your images is not required, but it really helps support the gallery. Plus you will get to keep your print at the end of the Exhibition!

 

     ****Please send your images to finnmellorphotography@gmail.com using Wetransfer or Dropbox within a week

A word from the Artists

 

The city holds many memories

 

As a child, I remember wandering through the busy alleys of the central markets in a state of total euphoria.

 

It is a place of almost overwhelming stimuli; the sight of a butcher gesticulating wildly as he attempts to sell a leg of lamb to an gullible couple; a folk band plays upon the raised stage, somehow still audible above the crowds of eager market goers; the German sweet I just consumed filling my mouth with the taste of imitation cherry; but, above all, the scents of coffee, freshly pressed orange juice, and gourmet BLT focaccia.

 

Of all the 5 senses, smell is the one most closely tied to memory.Even now, nearly 2 decades later, the markets still remind me of my childhood. The familiar aromas evoke a sense of nostalgia incomparable to any story my mother may tell of me.

 

Even those unfamiliar with Adelaide can have such experiences. Recall a memory you strongly associate with a certain smell, and simply seek it out.

 

Your images may be abstract. Memories are often hazy and difficult to communicate. There are no boundaries. I want you to show me the things that bind you to the past.

 

FInn Mellor

Need to contact us?

Finn Mellor

Email: finnmellorphotography@gmail.com

Mobile: 0466 828 163

 

Huanyu Xing

Email: rabbithutchphotography@gmail.com

Mobile: 0420 589 919

Booking link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/photowalk-scents-of-the-city-tickets-196880804787