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Human Nature – some things i’ve seen

12.19 pm, Fri Nov 10, 2017 – Mister Sublet, with the laptop, in the lounge room – at home, Hobart, Tasmania.

Rightio, I’m back down south, far south, and it’s time for a relatively impromptu show. I came across a building that’s about to be demolished to make way for new fandangled eco/sustainable/intentional-community apartments, The Commons, and the developers (Small Giants Developments) have been kind enough to say “yep, you can use the space before the wrecking ball swings into the picture.” So a big thank-you to them. This new carbon positive project, The Commons, is being created in collaboration with Core Collective architects.

Human Nature – some things i’ve seen exhibition – Hobart, Tasmania.

Human Nature – some things i’ve seen will be a new mix of old exhibition images that:
– will play off the concept of The Commons and the revival of the existing building which once housed an electrical store;
– will be a continuation of my interest in the tension and interaction between the human and natural worlds, how we define our ‘place’, and our common bond; and
– will be the first public exposure of my works in my new hometown.

Exhibition Dates: Nov 16 – 29
Opening Event: Thurs Nov 16, 6 – 8 pm
Artist Talk: Sun Nov 26, 1 pm
Address: 126 Bathurst St, Hobart
Hours: Thursdays 9 – 2:30
Fridays 11 – 2:30
Sundays 11 – 3
Or by Appointment – charlie@charliesublet.com or 0410 757 202

Hope you can make it down at some point. There may even be a raffle to win one of my fantabulous matchbox miniatures!


And thanks to producer, Kyia Clayton (my do it productions), whom I met in the space when I first wandered in – she showed interest in my proposal, putting me in touch with Small Giants Developments. Kyia is currently producing the Tasmanian Eco Film Festival.

Ok, all the best and bye for now,


An Indian Odyssey – The Beatles Ashram

An Indian Odyssey – The Beatles Ashram

Rishikesh – June/July 2011

The abandoned Maharishi ashram where The Beatles stayed in the 60’s and wrote the White album. It’s a massive overgrown complex with astounding architecture – a real shame that it’s falling into ruins although the abandoned atmosphere makes it pretty special.

The main entrance.

Atop one of the multi-storey accommodation blocks with the forest slowly advancing over the years.

Destroying to create afresh.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Some of the very funky meditation domes. The acoustics inside are very impressive when you bang out an "Om".

Meditation dome and sleeping quarters # 19.

A shrine to Shiva, God of Destruction (in order to create anew)


All you need is Love.

The encroaching forest.

Frayed electrical cord.

Below, the Bat Quarters…

The bats hang out in the extremely dark meditation cells which are not dissimilar to solitary confinement cells.

‘Om’ – the sound of the universe

Cataract Gorge Residency: Day 19

Cataract Gorge Residency: Day 19

Fri Dec 19, 2009

19:19 – at desk

a few more shots of this wonderful house on the hill

Kings Bridge CottageKings Bridge Cottage Kings Bridge Cottage and South Esk RiverKIngs Bridge Cottage Kings Bridge Cottage, South Esk River and KIngs BridgeKings Bridge Cottage through Trees

…and a few of Lonny’s CBD architecture – all captured within the space of 30 minutes

Launceston Fire Station BuildingThe Examiner Nespaper Building Launceston ArchitectureLaunceston's Civic Building - Bastardisation The National BuildingLaunceston Architecture reflecting The National Building Foot & Playsted BuildingFoot & Playsted Building The National BuildingF & W Stewart Building The Portmans BuildingMonaghan's Building The Block BuildingMcKinlay's Building AD1939 Building - Charles StGazman Building - Charles St The Dots Building - Charles StThe Balloon Building - Charles St The Schoolwear & Footwear Building - Charles StThe Beaumont Pharmacy Building - Charles St Launceston Architecture
…pretty damn impressive for a town of only 100 000

And then we have a few words on behalf of The Grand Master …

A Message from GodChristian Reformed Building           
NB – I like the ‘Hart Alarm’ system just above this
billboard.            And this one, above – a kind of oxymoron perhaps?