Designers: Gabrielle Brown & Victoria Bliss
Models: Leah Carson & Indiah Makeham
HMUA: Gabrielle Penney
When the waves fell in love with the wind.
Designer: Jasper Fearnley
Model: Jess Garcia
My Palms yearn for touch,
My fragile limbs searching and finding.
For over 200 years, Gurkha soldiers have been nationally recognised for their strength, bravery and discipline. The soldier’s determination and loyalty led to their alliance with the British Army around 1815. Nowadays, each year, thousands of young men aged between 17 -and-a-half and 21-years-old, travel from all parts of Nepal to compete in what’s known as the toughest selection camp.
“It is better to die than to be a coward.”
Candidates are selected based on a number of requirements, including medical, personality and fitness tests. Out of the thousands who apply, only around 150 make it through the full 12-day selection process and join the British Gurkhas Army.
For many of these men, becoming a Gurkha is a childhood dream. Aside from the stability the British Government provides for each soldier and their families, there is also a strong desire to fulfil the legacy of their ancestors.
This work explores the transition these young men undergo in order to become a Gurkha. It provides an insight into their motivations and the physical and mental hurdles they are required to overcome. Documented here is the journey they take from Kathmandu to Pokhara, where the final part of the selection process will begin.
“The desire of our success is higher than the fear of our failure"
By Gina Cawley, Mikaela Ortolan & Stephanie Wu
Designers: Betty Liu & Solange Ting
Model : Amanda Whiteside
Designer: Gabrielle Brown
Model: Alison McNamara
HMUA: Gabrielle Penney
Designer: Jasper Fearnely
Model: Lara Killham-walter
Designer: Jessica Gregory
Model: Jasper Fearnley
Documented, is a series of liquid abstracts and macro images, following the movement and transitions of a liquid state. The artwork aims to portray human condition, our body's anatomy and inner cells.
Designers Mia Lee & Nadia Mcleod
Beauty by Julia Panteli & Steph Ke
Telescope images, December 2017
Dubbo Observatory NSW
Exhibited August 2018, Kau & Co.
‘Confluence ’s a series of Seascapes and figurative images, from Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Documented, is the space where land and sea meet and how the human form mirrors our natural world.
I’m instinctively drawn to water, fascinated by its movement, the way light reflects and refracts from its surface and how it so rapidly changes form.