about Simon Olding
Born, Hobart 1969, Simon was raised in a family pasionate about outdooor pursuits. As founding members of the Clarence walking club, the Oldings spent all their holidays camping and bushwalking. A fellow walker, John Miller, introduced Simon to photography in the early 1980s.
After being educated in Hobart, Simon moved to Melbourne to study Scientific Photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1989. He remained working in the University sector as a photographer for 12 years, including a year in Canada.
During this time in Melbourne, Simon developed an interest in large format photography and pursued black and white fine printing as an art form. Although a proficient colour photographer, monochrome photography has remained his principal interest.
Returning to Tasmania in 2000, Simon spent 3 years at home with children before stating his business, ICC Imagetec, specialising in Inkjet Printing and Digital Colour Management. Also in this period he published two “Intimate Landscape” black and white landscape calendars.
In 2014 Simon was one of the founders on Wild Island Gallery in Salamanc Place, Hobart. Although no longer involved in running the gallery, Full Gamut is a strong supporter of Wild Island and produces work for a number of exhibiting artists.
In 2015 Simon merged ICC Imagetec with Masterpiece Art to form Full Gamut. 5 years on, Full Gamut is seen as Tasmania's premiere fine art and photography printer with clients throughout Tasmania and interstate.
He has contributed to Wild magazine, the ACF diaries and been published in the books Tarkine, Endangered – Tasmania’s Wild Places and Wild Forest. He was a featured photographer in the Australian Geographic Diary in 2011. He has also mounted several solo and group exhibitions and assisted in the publication of a number of high quality books by artists such as Rob Blakers, Grant Dixon, Richard Bennett and Amanda Walker