Join Vinh Van Lam and Stuart Horrex as we celebrate the launch of a solo exhibition by Julie Ellitt.
“The title of my exhibition is called Art Therapy. It refers to how creativity has helped me to manage my anxieties and depression.
“I bought my first camera at 16 years and have never stopped photographing. It seems to free my mind and let me escape myself. I can get totally absorbed in looking and finding photographic moments.
“All the time I’m looking. I can manage to photograph many shots in a day, but only a few can be special to me. The water is a special place, I got my love of swimming from my dear father. He was brought up in Bondi and lived to swim and body surf. So now when I go to the beach, mostly Bronte in Sydney, I love to swim and photograph in the water there. The Bogey hole is one of my
favourites. I have a Olympus tough camera which I take into the water. My camera is like a attachment to my hand. I can swim and take pictures at the same time. I totally forget myself, all I can see and feel is the water and moments to frame and shoot.
“The other way to help clear my mind of negative thoughts is to walk in the Botanic Gardens in Sydney which I can walk to from my home. Also the Blue Mountains is a favourite spot.”