The Red Rhino Room Exhibition Space invites you to:
A photographic exhibition by Marek Wojt
featuring the Rolling Stones in concert as well as Cold Chisel, Tina Turner,INXS, Sting, Midnight Oil and many more.
Main Exhibition Opening Friday 25th at 6pm till late.
Exhibition space open
Saturday 26th of November from 6pm till late.
Open for viewing consecutive Friday and Saturday nights:
Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd of December from 5pm till 9pm and again
Friday 9th & 10th of December from 5pm till 9pm or by appointment - contact 0452231159
Come along with one of your favourite Rock and Roll t-shirts - see you there.
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Marek was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1955
He arrived in Australia in 1959 and grew up in Whyalla, South Australia, where he was keen at school and sport.
He went to Adelaide University in 1972 to undertake a Bachelor’s Degree in Optometry and completed this at the University of NSW in 1977.
He did his Masters of Optometry in 1978. As part of this program he took a specialist course in Clinical Photography, where he studied the similarity and difference between the eye and the camera as imaging systems.
On returning to Adelaide to work as an Optometrist, Marek pursued his interest as a keen Jazz buff.
His father gave him a screw-mount Practica 35mm camera, for which screw mount Pentax and Series 1 lenses were available.
That was the start of a life-long photographic adventure.
Marek photographed visiting International Jazz performers brought to South Australia by the Adelaide Jazz Action Society. Performers included Art Pepper, Sonny Stitt, Freddie Hubbard, Dave Leibman, Richie Beirach . He became a well-recognized photographer working in performance, always without flash and instead, using available light. Marek became expert in the use of fast lenses, fast film and earned a reputation for his keen eye for a good photo caught with a steady hand Marek moved on from there to photographing Rock n roll.
John Farnham was an early influence, giving his heartiest and most friendly encouragement for what was a new direction in his work, capturing images of the best of the era’s legends in concert.
The result was a unique photographic project recording the music, dance and theatre performed in Adelaide during the 80’s.
During that time, he photographed many acts at Adelaide venues including stadium shows at Memorial drive including Sting, Elton John, David Bowie, Phil Collins, and Midnight Oil. He worked at Football Park to photograph INXS, Jimmy Barnes, Australian Made and Dire Straits, and at the Hilton Hotel, City for Liberace and Tina Turner. Extensive work was done in the Thebarton Theatre with Skyhooks, Cold Chisel, INXS, Men at Work, Chrissie Amphlett, Jewel, George Thorogood, John Mayall, The Cramps, Joe Cocker and many more.
The photographs during three days of Skyhooks concerts were used on the Skyhooks “Live in the 80’s” Album record cover and sleeve.
Marek had photographic accreditation at the 1984 and 1986 Adelaide Festival of Arts.
In 1984 Marek had a major exhibition at the Freemasons Hall, Adelaide in conjunction with with Peter Pryor. This featured major 20x30 Colour cibachrome prints from the 1984 Adelaide Festival of Arts.