Hin Chua's Magnetic North

Hin Chua's Magnetic North

Magnetic North can be considered a base camp, a general point of reference for my wanderings and ramblings.

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Writing is hard work for me. It’s a constant struggle to sound vaguely eloquent, to link terse sentences together into some kind of flowing prose. I’ll spend days tweaking sentences and shifting text only to remain frustratingly dissatisfied by the ponderousness of it all. When Port Magazine asked for a short piece, I worked for a couple of days on something which was considerably rewritten and improved upon by my contact there. Not willing to let it rest (let’s face it, this blog could do with some activity), I present to you my version of his improvement. Y’know, what I really need is a good editor I can regularly lean on for help!

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Solo show at the Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff

So all I seem to be doing recently on this journal is announcing new shows. I know, I know, my bad, but I will atone for my sins later in the year.

This is my first solo show in the UK! The Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff have been fantastic with this. The exhibition is from February 2 to 17 March, with the opening on Friday February 1 at 102 Bute Street, Cardiff.

You’ll see more posts about this show later, but for now if you’re in Wales, I hope to see you on Friday night!

Group show in Austria

Having enjoyed a social-networking-free summer, I’m delighted to return… wait, no, I’m not delighted, every photographer’s announcement of something good involves the words “delighted” or “honoured” or “humbled”. I’m tickled pink to announce that 30 of my photos will be exhibited in the Stadtmuseum Graz in Austria as part of their “Eyes on the City” exhibition, opening on Saturday 13 October at 19:30.

The photographers involved are:

  • Olivo Barbieri
  • Peter Bialobrzeski
  • Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber
  • Hin Chua
  • Lee Friedlander
  • Aglaia Konrad
  • Anne Lass
  • Paul Albert Leitner
  • Simona Rota

Yeah, who would have thought that by the coincidences of alphabetic sorting that you’d see me next to the big F right? Anyway, here’s more information about the exhibition and the catalogue.

Exhibition details

Stadtmuseum Graz
Sackstrasse 18
Graz 8010
Austria

Tickled pink, tickled pink!

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Photos from my show in Paris

So a giant big fantastic thanks to everyone who came to the opening and to everyone else who made this possible. It was great meeting up and talking to all of you and even greater getting drunk with some of you.

And to all of those that backed up their enthusiasm for my work by actually dropping cold hard cash for prints, thank you so much! I never expected to see so many red dots on the first night (a very very cold night, I may add). You all made it worthwhile!

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