Meme Thorne


As an iPhoneographer I have over the past few years experimented with faux alternative photographic processes via my iPhone. I take delight in creating art from the images I capture and manipulate via the various Apps and editing suites at my fingertips.

My nostalgia for authentic physical things comes by way of being present in our environment and to that end I spend many hours each week walking along our unmade reserve roads and tracks and along the gorges in the Willunga Basin and various conservation and national parks. Nature – the seasons, the tides, the calls of the wild – is where some of my innate creative needs get met. More precisely, of capturing pictures of my natural surroundings.

In the past year my concerns with environmental issues have escalated and in sympathy my art too has become more focused on the juxtapositions of the cities and landscapes I have photographed. The growing insanity around blinkered governmental denials over climate change have enraged me and over time I have channelled those thoughts and feelings into the works I submit here. I call them Drowning Cities Drowning Landscapes: a climate change crescendo.

If alternative processes in photography leads us back to the ‘real’ then I would suggest that until we turn back time and turn back the tides of inaction, we have sadly forfeited that luxury. The Real no longer exists.

Group Exhibitions:
May 2015
Magpie Springs Photographic Competition 2015 – second prize winner
Nov 2016
A Small World – International Art Show for Cancer Research, hosted by Magpie Springs
July 2017
Magpie Springs Photographic Competition – finalist

Solo Exhibition:

Sep/Oct 2016

Shimmer Photographic Biennale hosted by Shingleback Winery – Drowning Cities Drowning Landscapes: a climate change crescendo.  Launched by the Honourable Mark Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy.

Currently preparing for my second solo exhibition also hosted by Shingleback Winery, in March/April 2018, working title Vietnam Vistas.

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