2019 – A YEAR BEFORE LOCKDOWN
200+ AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS
58 AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS
100% LIVE MUSIC
[Proud Supporter of Support Act]
Prior to COVID, life was a lot simpler. Experiencing live music was a lot simpler. Australian artists toured the country, Australian audiences filled the venues, and Australian photographers captured many of these shows. This entire portion of our lives has been put on hold since the beginning of 2020, and everybody involved in the music industry is hurting.
2019 – A YEAR BEFORE LOCKDOWN is a short-run publication that documents life leading up to lockdown, where 58 Australian photographers captured 200+ Australian artists during simpler times.
Coordinated by Central Coast photographer, Kevin Bull, the project was not a small undertaking with 12 months passing from inception until publication. As Bull explains, “I knew I had a big job on my hands when thousands of images started coming in. The artist approvals also took a lot longer than expected, but I feel that the resulting collection of Australian artists presents a wonderful snapshot. You flick through the pages and and you can visually see what was occurring ‘live-on-stage’ during the year leading up to lockdown.“
With $20 from each book sale going directly to Support Act, “It was a natural for me to contact them about the book. There is money in the hands of music industry people in need that would not be there without SupportAct. And it’s a charity that is supporting the industry that I am directly working in … it was a no brainer.”
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Here’s one from the book, shot by Australian Musician’s Jason Rosewarne
FULL PHOTOGRAPHER LIST
Nadia Achilles, Stuart Anderson, Britt Andrews, Bruce Baker, Amber Bateup, Stephen Boxshall, David Brandon, Nick Brightman, Stuart Bucknell, Kevin Bull, Bronwen Caple, Megan Carew, Gabrielle Clement, Peter Coates, Brendan Delavere, Mark Dickson, Lachlan Douglas, Peter Dovgan, Kerrie Geier, Jess Gleeson, Mick Goddard, Lucinda Goodwin, Simone Gorman-Clark, Georgia Griffiths, Josh Groom, Ben Gunzburg, Dani Hansen, Nate Hill, Rhiannon Hopley, Rebecca Houlden, Michelle Grace Hunder, Nathan David Kelly, Paul Kerr, Megan King, Deb Kloeden, Ian Laidlaw, Jared Leibowitz, Brittany Long, Mitch Lowe, Ashley Mar, Jaz Meadows, Lucas Packett, Kurt Petersen, Monique Pizzica, Markus Ravik, Jason Rosewarne, Kylie Sahb, Renae Saxby, Adam Sivewright, Alec Smart, Joshua South, Pat Stevenson, Clea-Marie Thorne, Christine Tobia-Philp, Brooke Tunbridge, Dan Turner, Curdin Wullschleger, Rachel Younger
FULL ARTIST LIST
5 Seconds of Summer, A Swayze, Adrian Dzvuke, Airbourne, Alex Lahey, Alex the Astronaut, Allday, Amyl and the Sniffers, Amy Shark, Angie McMahon, Archie Roach, Ash Grunwald, Babe Rainbow, Baby Animals, Backsliders, Baker Boy, Bad Dreems, Bad Moon Born, Bernard Fanning, Birds of Tokyo, Bob Evans, Boom Crash Opera, Boy and Bear, Brad Cox, Briggs, British India, Cable Ties, Caligula’s Horse, Camp Cope, Caravana Sun, Cheap Fakes, Child, Chocolate Starfish, City Calm Down, Client Liaison, Clowns, Confidence Man, Conrad Sewell, Courtney Barnett, Crooked Colours, Cub Sport, CW Stoneking, Dan Sultan, David Campbell, Dean Lewis, Dena Amy, Deprivation, Delta Goodrem, Devil Electric, Dicklord, Didirri, Diesel, Dirty Slutz, DMA’s, Drapht, Dune Rats, DZ Deathrays, East, Ecca Vandal, Electric Fields, Eskimo Joe, Fangz, John Farnham, Flyying Colours, Frenzal Rhomb, Fyre Byrd, G Flip, Gang of Youths, George Maple, Grinspoon, Guy Sebastian, Gyroscope, Haiku Hands, Hands like Houses, Hard Ons, Harts, Hayden James, Hiatus Kaiyote, High Tension, Hockey Dad, Holy Holy, Hoodoo Gurus, Hot Dub Time Machine, Hunters and Collectors, Huntly, Illy, Jack Charles, Jack River, Jaguar Jonze, Jessica Mauboy, Jet, Jimmy Barnes, Jodie Joy, John Butler Trio, Jon Stevens, Julia Jacklin, Karnivool, Kasey Chambers, Kate Miller-Heidke, Killing Heidi, Kim Churchill, Kinder, King Gizzard, King Parrot, KLP, Kwame, Lachy Doley, Lime Cordiale, Luca Brasi, Magic Dirt, Mansionair, Meg Mac, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Middle Kids, Midnight Oil, Mindsnare, Missy Higgins, Moju, Montaigne, Motor Ace, Ne Obliviscaris, Neptune Power Federation, Ocean Alley, Olivia Newton-John, Operation Ibis, Orianthi, Osaka Punch, Parkway Drive, Paul Dempsey, Paul Kelly, Peking Duk, Pist Idiots, Polaris, Polish Club, Pond, Press Club, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Raave Tapes, Red Hook, Regurgitator, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Rose Tattoo, Ruel, Running Touch, Russo, Rust, Safia, Sampa The Great, Set Mo, Slowly Slowly, Smith Street Band, Sneaky Sound System, Something For Kate, Southern River Band, Spacey Jane, Spiderbait, Stella Donnelly, Stonefield, Superheist, Tame Impala, Tash Sultana, Tex Perkins, Thandi Phoenix, The Amity Affliction, The Beautiful Girls, The Butterfly Effect, The Cat Empire, The Church, The Delta Riggs, The Dirty Three, The Gooch Palms, The Grates, The Herd, The Jezabels, The Jungle Giants, The Living End, The McClymonts, The Pinheads, The Preatures, The Presets, The Rubens, The Screaming Jets, The Temper Trap, The Teskey Brothers, The Whitlams, The Wiggles, Thirsty Merc, Thundamentals, Thy Art Is Murder, Tia Gostelow, Tommy Emmanuel, Totally Unicorn, Trophy Eyes, Tropical Fuck Storm, Vance Joy, Vanessa Amorosi, Vera Blue, Violent Soho, WAAX, Henry Wagons, Washington, We Lost The Sea, What So Not, Wolfmother, Woodes, Yothu Yindi