Linda Pottage studied photography, film and television at Rusden College in the late seventies before travelling overseas and working in London. In 1998 she opened her own studio in the Dandenong Ranges. Her writing and photography work has been published many times both here and overseas and has been included in exhibitions in New York, London, Europe and Australia. She achieved the Ian Hawthorne Award for Photography, and has been awarded several silvers and a gold in the AIPP professional award. She has adjudicated on the judging panel for the Australian Professional Photography Awards, and has served on the committee for the Victorian branch of the AIPP.  She also teaches photography at a Melbourne T.A.F.E .Before she returned to photography Linda ran her own fashion label for eight years and is also a qualified interior designer. Linda is a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP).

AWARDS

2013 – 2011

 2103  Three Silver Awards Australian Professional Photography Awards.

2012  Two Whimsica images awarded at the INTERNATIONAL LOUPE AWARDS

2012  Whimsica Image exhibited at CIDPAE Beijing China

2012 Work exhibited in  International Exhibition Russia National Library in St Petersburg RUSSIA

2012 Three Silver Awards Australian Professional Photography Awards.

2012 Work published Peppermint Magazine Australia

2012 CREATIVE ASIA PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS – Bronze Award Illustrative Category

2012 EXHIBITION Polaroid transfer exhibition currently on show at “Seasons” Dandenong Ranges Victoria

2011 SOLO EXHIBITION. Limerance Gallery Belgrave Australia

2011 SHORTLISTED FESTIVAL de LUZ Paris”Dimmey’s Clock” Polaroid transfer on watercolour paper

2011 SOLO EXHIBITION VINTAGE PRINTAGE Polaroid transfer Ballarat Photographic Biennale.

2011 GROUP EXHIBITION Obscura Gallery St Kilda

2010 – 2002

Numerous silver and gold awards achieved at the Australian Professional Photographic Awards

Work included in international exhibition Netherlands.

Work selected for M.I.L.K. international exhibition and book. http://www.milkphotos.com/whatismilk/index.html

Winner of the Ian Hawthorne Award and Cup for photography (2001

1998 Cock ‘n’ Bull debut solo exhibition Cook’s Corner Cafe & Gallery

Numerous silver and gold awards at the Australian Professional Photographic Awards