The Camera Club

Juzzy on Fuel TV

So Stoked to be invited onto Corbin Harris’ show Pop Gun on Fuel TV… We talked Skate Photography, The Camera Club and Knack Studios. Corbin is a great guy and it was an awesome opportunity to be invited onto the show. Man it’s embarrassing to see yourself on the tube though… (Excuse the crappy recording off the TV)

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The Camera Club presents SoundSchool by Julian May: A behind the scenes photographic exploration of SoundSchool, a musical journey from Sydney to Delhi, India and back.

SoundSchool is a series of Australian music events and initiatives, raising money to purchase musical instruments, teaching aids and tuition for street children in underprivileged countries. SoundSchool’s debut fundraising event came to life with a rocking gig at The Beach Road Hotel, Bondi in August 2010 raising in excess of $20,000 which went directly toward starting the very first SoundSchool in Delhi, India November 2010.

Local shutter bug, Julian May heard about SoundSchool and fast became their official photographer documenting the SoundSchool journey. In November, 2010 Julian packed a bag (at his own expense) for Delhi, India to document the set up of the very first SoundSchool for the street children of Salaam Baalak Trust.

This debut exhibition showcases Julian’s exploration in a timeline that is SoundSchool’s amazing adventure to date. From the first fundraiser, to the streets and sights of India, the wonderful kids picking up a guitar for the first time to their very first gig!

SoundSchool by Julian May is being exhibited at the The Camera Club, upstairs at the Beach Road Hotel, Bondi Beach. A community-minded bar & gallery that’s dedicated to celebrating creativity through camera-based pursuits. SoundSchool follows on from the success of recent exhibitions including ‘We All Have Teenage Fantasies’, ‘Fancy That!’ and ‘We Stand Sideways curated by Stab’.

“We’re super excited to see SoundSchool bring their fantastic project to the walls of The Camera Club in what will be a show unlike any other to date”. Darryl Nichols, Co-Founder, The Camera Club

Entry to The Camera Club is free of charge with the SoundSchool by Julian May will be hanging on the walls for six weeks, with Thursday nights hosting a revolving schedule of music, food and photography activations.

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‘We Stand Sideways’

After two successful exhibitions, ‘we all have teenage fantasies’ and ‘Fancy That’ The Camera Club,a community based bar & gallery space that’s dedicated to celebrating creativity through camera related pursuits, is now set to deliver its third photographic showcase ‘We Stand Sideways’.

We Stand Sideways presents the all inspiring work of a group of global surf photographers. Hand-picked by the creative folk at STAB Magazine the s…how features images snapped by the world’s
leading surf lensmen including Richie Freeman, Sergio Villalba, Ryan Miller & Ben Brown amongst many others. From the Canary Islands & Iceland through Asia & South Pacific here is a top-shelf selection that’ll make you wanna slide!

“I believe you will find this exhibition incredibly comely. It is a metaphor – the surfer trapped in the wave’s crazy hypnosis – for all the black men living in ghetto torture chambers, deballed by the poisonous pus of crime and pimpdom. You may find the link tenuous. For us, We Stand Sideways is a metaphorical portrait of ghetto life – a masterpiece!” Derek Rielly, Stab Magazine

“We’ve so much respect for the team at Stab and absolutely honoured to have them involved in curating the We Stand Sideways exhibition. Its shaping up to be really quite special.” Darryl Nichols. Co-Founder, The Camera Club

The ‘We Stand Sideways’ exhibition launch party is being held Thursday April-14 from 7pm with a special sideways-inspired free cocktail on entry and live dj. If you’re in the market for some seriously impressive surf photography then get ready to get down!

In keeping with its community-based approach The Camera Club has also released a number of extensions including a Stab Magazine library, vintage photo booth, exhibition inspired cocktails and camera related inspiration from the past, present and future.

The Camera Club is located within the Beach Road Hotel, proudly supported by 42 Below & Brought to you by Knack Studios.

Check out more on STAB & Say you’re coming on FACEBOOK

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The Camera Club – Show #2


‘Sh#t for your lounge room wall’

After a successful launch in August with their first exhibition, ‘we all have teenage fantasies’ The Camera Club, a community based bar & gallery space that’s dedicated to celebrating creativity through camera-related pursuits, is now set to deliver its second installment ‘Fancy That!’.

Fancy That! features the work of 10 exhibiting photographers including James Broadhurst,  Gavin Rea, Akila Berjaoui and has been curated under The Camera Clubs ‘six degrees of separation’ philosophy. Under this approach the club selects an overarching theme and then chooses a photographer to exhibit, who then selects the second and so on. The end result is 10 micro-galleries each of which is connected via the group show theme and exhibiting photographers via six-degrees of separation.

The Camera Club concept has been well received locally and a growing demand for more frequent exhibitions has inspired club creators Justin Barnwell and Darryl Nichols to extend the activities of the club and its commitment to the photographic community. “We have a number of exciting plans on the agenda” comments Barnwell. “What we really need is someone to head them up, like a Club President’ adds Nichols. The two have just launched an little campaign in an attempt to recruit The Camera Club President, who will help facilitate a range of activities, including curating exhibitions, shooting photographs and partying with exhibiting photographers.’ Applications close on November-19, 201. More info at

In keeping with its community-based approach The Camera Club has also launched a number of extensions including a member library, vintage photo booth, exhibition inspired cocktails and camera related inspiration from the past, present and future.

The Camera Club is located upstairs at the Beach Road Hotel, Bondi Beach and open from 6pm Tuesday – Sunday.

Exhibition 2: ‘Fancy That!’ Launch Party, 7pm Thursday 9th of December 2010.

An unexpected moment that brings a smile to your face, the sight of vista too big to ponder, the joy of a pleasure so simple it’s free and all of the super rad things we see. ‘Fancy That!’ asks ten photographers to dig deep into their archives and present an inspired selection of their favourite lounge-room wall ready moments.

Featuring the works of 10 connected photographers including;

Nick Atkins
Jessie Sara English
Akila Berjaoui
Louis Westgarth
Robbie Powell
Gavin Rea
Stephanie Geddes
Po McReynolds
Jana Brunclikova
James Broadhurst

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Club President

The Camera Club is after a Club President to help run the Gallery:



Job Title. Club President
Position. Part Time / 1-day per week
Remuneration. Professional Experience / Non cash. Think monthly food and beverage tab, festival tickets, passes to events, accommodation, an opportunity to network with some amazing photographers & play a meaningful role in The Camera Clubs evolution
Location. The Beach Road Hotel, Bondi Beach, Australia
Responsibilities. Curate exhibitions, shoot photos, party with iconic photographers, be the Club President !
Applications close. November 12, 2010

Tell us. In a 150 words or less why you are The Camera Club President.


The Camera Club, a new community-minded bar, gallery & pizzeria concept in Bondi Beach is in search of a Club President. The Club President will play a pivotal role in helping evolve the club concept by assisting to implement & co-ordinate the following;

Member Activities. Help curate and manage a schedule of regular activities for club members. For example, a weekly member happy hour, camera swap meet, guest speakers, photo competition, newsletter or member photo walks, the possibilities are near endless and awaiting your input & ideas.

Exhibitions. Work with The Camera Club team to deliver regular exhibitions within the gallery. For example, conceiving exhibition themes, participating in exhibitions, recommending potential photographers, communication concepts, etc

Social Networking. Collaborate with exhibiting photographers & help evolve The Camera Club’s digital presence via administering our Facebook & our community Flickr hub

Website. Manage website drive its ongoing development as a resource for aspiring photographers, camera enthusiasts and like-minded creatives

Process: Participate in fortnightly team work in progress meetings


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The Camera Club #01

The Camera Club is a new community-minded bar & gallery concept that’s dedicated to celebrating creativity through camera-based pursuits. Here’s the visions of the Club’s first exhibition opening…

Each quarterly exhibition is zero percent commission (photographers get 100% of sale proceeds) and will feature ten participating photographers – each of them selected by one of the other participants- – resulting in 10 micro-galleries focusing on a single, overriding theme. The bar and pizzeria will soon support each show with items such as photo-inspired pizza boxes, guest photographer menus and exhibition-inspired cocktails. Ultimately, The Camera Club will also include a working photography studio, member library, vintage photo booth and other camera-related inspiration as well.

The Camera Club – Exhibition #01 Opening Party from Knack Studios on Vimeo.

Thanks to Kellie Hill for Filming.

The Camera Club
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The First Camera Club Exhibition Titled ´We all have TEENAGE FANTASIES´ went down on the 2nd of September with great success. The night was fueled by some tasty cocktails and some beautiful photography doning the walls. Check out the photos on the facebook page and join up for regular updates on new shows and happenings…

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