Garrie Maguire

an Australian Photographer in Beijing

China : Chinese at Red Gate Gallery  – 当前展览 :: 身临其境 红门画廊

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I was asked to curate the Winter stockroom show. I chose to explore the notion of what is it like to live in China. I did this by using the art made by the Chinese artists, and picking themes and images that suited my lived experience. The exhibition has been written up in City Weekend, TimeOut Beijing and China Pictorial. 

 
我有幸被邀请策划一次库存艺术品的冬季展览。我选择了探索在中国生活的真谛作为展览内容。我采用了中国艺术家的作品,并挑选符合我的生活经验的主题和画作。这次展览已经在City weekend, TimeOut Beijing China Pictorial上做了报导。

Allen Lin

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Client: AustCham 客户:中国澳大利亚商会

Sometimes you get two minutes with a public face, this is my making the most of this opportunity at the PM's lunch. The photo was made in the VIP room. 

能有两分钟和名人相处,这是我在这次总理午餐会获取的最大机遇。这张照片摄于VIP休息室。

Longtan Yuen

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Client: Self 客户:自己

I like green. In the greyness that is often Beijing, I like to visit parks. During winter there was not much point. Now with spring I'm out again. 

我喜欢绿色。因为灰霾常常占据北京,我喜欢造访各个公园。冬天的时候公园里没有多少看点。现在春天来了,我又出动了。

Lunch with the Australian Prime Minister

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Client: AustCham 客户:澳大利亚商会

This was highly anticipated both in terms of Australia's relationship with China and domestic politics.  

 
在这次午餐会上大家积极参与了中澳关系和澳大利亚国内政局的探讨

Mad Hatter's Ball

At the end of March I was invited to photograph the Mad Hatter’s Ball for the AustCham, the Australian Chamber of Commerce. This was the annual ball and attended by the Australia/China business world. Charity of the night was Jackie Chan’s Charities. The night was fun! The photograph is of Paulini singing the national anthem. 20130309-4047

Midnight in Peking

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I’m working on my next blog for City weekend. This is going to echo some of the work I did art wise in the mid 1990s. I did two exhibitions where I photographed places that in one case had been taken over by tourists and lost their original meanings, the other was about a place where something significant had happened but was now lost in history. The story of Midnight in Peking by Paul French happens close to where I live. Pamela Werner’s body was found in the park I walk through to get to Red Gate Gallery, where i work. In fact the gallery’s building has a key role in the story. I am posting a photo of what was the ‘Badlands’ of 1930s Beijing. This street is key to the story of what happened.

Li Xiaofeng at The Opposite House

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This exquisite work is on display October to December 2012. it is stunningly beautiful. It was a great joy to photograph it. I can’t believe that the AGNSW passed up a chance to own one several years ago.

Beijing's Parks

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Since arriving in Beijing I have been photographing the parks that give us some relief from the big city. To make it more interesting to myself i gave myself some rules. Each park is 90 minutes, with one camera and one lens, I can go back in another season and shoot it again. These sets are going up on City Weekend’s website as a blog.
Ritan Park, Mudan Yuan and City Wall Park.