Australian south west postcards Stormlight Publishing Alex Bond

Stormlight Publishing | Alex Bond

Postcards Western Australia Alex Bond Stormlight Publishing
Postcard press proofs

Alex Bond founded Stormlight Publishing in 1989. He is the first photographer and publisher to create and maintain a series of postcards featuring landscapes from Western Australia's national parks.

The Leeuwin Naturaliste Series from the Margaret River region were the first in the series. These were then followed by postcards from a further four regions. They included the Southern Forests Series, the South Coast Series, the Stirling Range Series and the Porongurup Series

New publications of greeting cards, gift cards, posters, calendars and books complimented the range. All publications focus on the unique landscape of Western Australia. Stormlight Publishing has received both State and National Print Awards for excellence in print. His first book won the Australian nominations for two Gourmand Awards, Paris.

In 2016, after a quarter of a century publishing and distributing postcards the decision was made to end the postcard series. Stormlight Publishing 25 years of south west postcards was published in 2017 with selection of 70 postcard images. 

Published Books & Book Contributions
2016 Stormlight Publishing 25 Years of South West Postcards, Stormlight Publishing
2016 Dissociation Heathcote Gallery, Stormlight Publishing
2013 Lost in Suburbia, Stormlight Publishing
2009 Old Growth, Australia’s Remaining Ancient Forests, Hardie Grant Books
2008 Pemberton Wine Region Western Australia, Stormlight Publishing
2008 Shark Bay, Twin Bays on the Edge, Department of Environment and Conservation
2006 Western Australia, A Land of Rising Stars, WA Business News
Publications
1999 Horizon Calendar 2000, Stormlight Publishing
1998 Horizon Calendar 1999, Stormlight Publishing
1998 Greeting Cards, Stormlight Publishing
1998 Gift Cards, Stormlight Publishing
1997 Horizon Calendar 1998, Stormlight Publishing
1994 Stirling & Porongurup Ranges Postcard Series, Stormlight Publishing
1992 - 2012 Southern Forests Postcard Series, Stormlight Publishing
1989 - 2012 Leeuwin Naturaliste Postcard Series, Stormlight Publishing
Exhibitions
2015 Solo exhibition: Dissociation, Heathcote Gallery, Applecross, WA
2014 Solo exhibition: Lost in Suburbia, Canning River Eco Education Centre, Wilson, WA
2014 Solo exhibition: Pemberton Millhouse Cafe, Pemberton,WA
2013 Solo exhibition: Lost in Suburbia, Riverton Library, Riverton, WA
2013 Solo exhibition: Pemberton Millhouse Cafe, Pemberton,WA
2012 Solo exhibition: Pemberton Millhouse Cafe, Pemberton,WA
2012 Group exhibition: Changing Places, Barracuda Art Gallery, Fremantle, WA
2011 Solo exhibition: Pemberton Millhouse Cafe, Pemberton,WA
2010 Solo exhibition: Pemberton Millhouse Cafe, Pemberton,WA
2010 Group exhibition: Inaugural Opening, The Studio Gallery, Yallingup,WA
2009 Solo exhibition: Pemberton Millhouse Cafe, Pemberton,WA
2008 Solo exhibition: Pemberton Millhouse Cafe, Pemberton,WA
2008 Solo exhibition: Pemberton Wine Centre, Pemberton,WA
2007 Solo exhibition: Pemberton Wine Centre, Pemberton,WA
2007 Solo exhibition: Artopia Open Artists Studio Program - Pemberton, WA
2007 Group exhibition: Artists in Arms, Old Berlin Nightclub,Perth, WA
2006 Solo exhibition: Pemberton Wine Centre, Pemberton,WA
2005 Solo exhibition: Pemberton Wine Centre, Pemberton,WA
1997 Solo exhibition: Karri Valley “Natures Collage” Launch, Karri Valley Resort, Pemberton,WA
1994 Solo exhibition: Viewpoint, Atwell Gallery, Applecross, WA
1992 Group exhibition: Presenting the Natural Environment in Focus, Bunbury Regional Galleries, WA
1989 Group exhibition: Boranup Gallery, Margaret River, WA
Collections
2008 MARA Bernard W Waters, Sydney
2007 South West Health Campus, Bunbury
2006 Safety & Risk Practise, Perth
2001 Sims Metal Group, Perth
1996 Superannuation Board Of Western Australia
Commissions
2007 Percent For Art Scheme Commission, South West Health Campus, Bunbury
Workshops - Introductory Film & Darkroom Photography
2007-2017 Various photographic workshops held in Pemberton and Perth.
Published Articles Reviews Interviews and public activities
2017 View Camera Australia The Photograph Considered No2 - Alex Bond Jan
2015 Circuit Western Australian Contemporary Art Jan -Mar
2015 Looking Glass Magazine Tales from the lens Batteries Not Included Aug/Sept
2015 The Large Format Blog Show Us Your Darkroom #15: Alex Bond, May
2015 Large Format Australia Technique: Sekonic L758D and the Zone System, April
2015 Guest Speaker, Artists Talk Heathcote Gallery, Perth
2015 Photographic Judge, Perth National Photographic Competition, Perth Royal Show
2015 Photographic Judge, Activ Artspace, Wembley
2014 Riverview Issue 3 Wild Life feature Lost in Suburbia, Swan River Trust, Summer
2014 Photographic Judge, Perth National Photographic Competition, Perth Royal Show
2013 Large Format Australia The Photograph Explained: Hyden Rock
2013 Photographic Judge, Perth National Photographic Competition, Perth Royal Show
2010 Guest Speaker, Artists Talk Kenwick Arts Group
2009 Cravings Magazine Book Review Pemberton Wine Region
2009 Royal Automobile Club Book Review Pemberton Wine Region
2009 Guest Speaker, Foothills Camera Club
2009 West Australian Newspapers Travel section, March
2009 Australian Photography, July, “Book Review- People, Trees & Places”
2009 Landscope Magazine, Winter, Vol 24 Number 4, “Bookmarks” Book Review
2007 Guest Speaker, Artopia Open Artists Studio Workshop
2001 Guest Speaker, Friends of Kings Park
2000 Guest Speaker, Workshop Camera Club
1999 50 Something, Feb/March, Brisbane “Be someone else for a weekend”
1998 Guest Speaker, Perth Bushwalking Club
1997 The West Magazine, August, Perth. “Reflections on our Landscape”
1997 The West Magazine, May, Perth. ‘A Fresh View of the Valley’
1994 The Western Review, December, Perth. “WA Landscape Explored”
1988 Canning-Melville Times, March 29, Perth. “Gone Bush”
Awards
2009 Australian nomination for Best Wine and Spirits Photography/Ilustration book Gourmand Awards, Paris.
2009 Australian nomination for Best book on New World Wines Gourmand Awards, Paris.
2008 First Prize, Easter Photography Exhibition “Wood”, Pemberton Arts Group
2007 First Prize, Inaugrual Easter Photography Exhibition “Water”, Pemberton Arts Group
2001 Silver Medal, Printing Industries and Craftsmanship Awards, WA
1999 Silver Award, Printing Industries and Craftsmanship Awards, WA
1998 Gold Award,  Printing Industries and Craftsmanship Awards, WA
1998 Silver Award, National Print Awards, Australia
1998 Silver Award, Printing Industries and Craftsmanship Awards, WA