Nexus Con is a pop culture Convention held annually in Coffs Harbour. Hundreds of people attended this family friendly event and their was some great costumes from anime, gaming, and characters from movies and TV. Guest included Dean Rankine who works on The Simpsons, Chris Wahl who has worked for DC comics and Marvel, Mark Sexton writer and illustrator who has worked on Mad Max and Marvel, and cosplayers HenchWench, Andi Cosply, Anya, and Oarin from Scrap Shop Props.
A community forum for young LGBTQIA+ people to talk about their experiences with a supportive audience. This incredible group of young people spoke about sexual and gender diversity with eloquence and humour - look out world here they come!
In June 2018 I was thrilled to photograph the long table Freedom Feast celebrating the richness and diversity of our community. The Freedom Feast is the major activity in this years' celebration of Ref-YOU-gee Week: a long table sit down shared community meal experience with a variety of live entertainment - a melding of story sharing, curated discussions and community performance - all exploring different aspects of the refugee experience around the theme of freedom. It was a night of family and community, watching teenage girls dancing with their dads to traditional music had me crying behind my camera.
Three week old Taane and his lovely mum and dad Talita and Erik, on the gorgeous Maher Farm, Kalang, Bellingen.