Sharon Green

MA work

Newly hatched nymphs are considered best for eating just after they break open their skins, before their exoskeleton hardens. In order to capture these singing delights, simply scoop them up and trap in a brown paper bag. As the cicadas emerge from beneath the earth’s surface upon nightfall, or in the very early hours of the morning, before they have time to climb up out of reach is the very best time to catch them. If the nymphs aren’t available, try to catch the adult females; their bellies are full of fat and nutritious eggs. The male cicada, is however, less desirable. His thin hollow body is only good for creating flirtatious tunes, offering little more culinary satisfaction than a crunch.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2009

  • Newly hatched nymphs are considered best for eating just after they break open their skins, before their exoskeleton hardens. In order to capture these singing delights, simply scoop them up and trap in a brown paper bag. As the cicadas emerge from beneath the earth’s surface upon nightfall, or in the very early hours of the morning, before they have time to climb up out of reach is the very best time to catch them. If the nymphs aren’t available, try to catch the adult females; their bellies are full of fat and nutritious eggs. The male cicada, is however, less desirable. His thin hollow body is only good for creating flirtatious tunes, offering little more culinary satisfaction than a crunch.

  • Degrees

  • BPhoto (Hons) Photography, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia, 2000
  • Experience

  • Curatorial Research (Volunteer Position), International Digital Art Projects, International, 2006 to present; Photography/Fine Art/Art Theory Tutor, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 2001-2006; Founding Committee Member/ Fundraising/Exhibition Committee, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane, Australia, 2002-2005; Self-employed Artist, 2002 to present
  • Exhibitions

  • Approaches, Andalucian Centre for Photography, Andalucia, Spain, 2008; Turbulence, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2007; Dark Silence, Lianzhou International Photography Festival, Lianzhou, China, 2007; The Lonely Empire, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, 2006
  • Awards

  • Fine Art, International Student Bursary, Royal College of Art, 2008; Finalist, The KLM Paul Huf Award for Photography, 2008; Visual Art, Milan Studio Residency and Grant, Australia Council for the Arts, 2005