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july-august 2018

July 7th - August 24th, 2018
Gurrumul and the Saltwater Band
Top End Community Tour, 2000
An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
Royal North Shore Hospital foyer
Sydney, Australia

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march 2018

Soaring at Royal North Shore Hospital
Foyer at Main Entrance
Sydney, Australia

Media Release for Soaring The Golden Eagle Festival of Mongolia
Royal North Shore Hospital, March 2018

Exhibition includes 58 edition prints

Also now available as mini prints

paper size 304mm x 203mm
print size 228mm x 153mm
mini print is printed on fine art museum quality paper
mini prints are not edition prints
mini print $50
postage $15 Australia wide

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Soaring Gift Cards for sale
please contact sophie@sophiehowarthphotography.com
for distribution or one off sales | gift cards $6 / 6 for $30
december 2017

Soaring: The Eagle Hunters Of Mongolia,
The Land Of The Eternal Blue Sky

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november 2017
april 2017

Sophie Howarth Online Archive - coming soon!

I have a huge photo library with images for all uses and prices..from Music to Mongolia..and everything in between.

I have been a professional photographer for over 20 years.

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Rock and Roll Writer’s Festival
Sunday 2nd April, 2017


Old Museum Building on Turrbul Country in Brisbane, Australia.
Sunday 2nd April, 2017
Session : 11.00 – 11.50

The Eyes Have It

A picture is worth a thousand words and those words need to tell a story.

How photography captures the emotion of a sound through portraiture and live performance.

How words can capture the ephemeral and why cover art matters for the music. 

Panel discussion with Sophie Howarth, Tony Mott and Larry Heath chaired by Rebecca McIntosh

Now Showing at the LIDO Cinema, Melbourne, during the screening season of
The Eagle Huntress documentary a selection from my exhibition:
Soaring The Golden Eagle Festival of Mongolia

In the Papers!
You can see Soaring The Golden Eagle Festival of Mongolia in:

The Big Issue, and view the pages here and here

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The West Australian ED! March 14, 2017

march 2017
past news | december 2016

Morin Khuur musician and throat singer

December 15th 2016
7pm start
7.30pm performance

The Edwards
148 Parry St,
Newcastle, NSW


Bukhu Mongolian musician:

The Edwards is a bar and restaurant.
Come along and make a night of it and dine in the
restaurant before or after the performance.
The Edwards: 02 4965 3845


past news | august 2016

18th August until 18th September 2016

A selection of Soaring The Golden Eagle Festival of Mongolia will be featuring at thelaunch of men’s fashion shop Robinson Man in Melbourne.

The shop specialises in Mongolian cashmere.

Robinson Man

604 High Street, Prahran VIC 3181 Australia
10 ­ 5pm Weekdays
10 ­ 4pm Saturday
website | robinsonman.com instagram | robinson_man

Check for Sophie at the 2015 Golden Eagle Festival on her Facebook and Instagram pages:


Sophie Howarth Photography 
local: 0408 403 253 int: +61 408 403 253



Thematic: The Golden Eagle Festival Exhibition

“My work is a study of reverie, a powerful alchemy that the performer and audience inspire, exist in, and respond to during the cycle of a festival. A presence that everyone has a part in, that brings an otherworldliness to the occasion; an atmosphere of something greater than ourselves,” Sophie says.

Her works capture the essence of the eagle, too – its extraordinary power to see clearly from great heights and across vast distances, inspiring personal transformations.

Eagles still have a mythical resonance in the Asian eagle hunting nations of Mongolia, southern Siberia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan. They are a powerful symbol of transformation – signifying a higher ‘self’ taking flight, lifting free from worldly entanglement and soaring to an expanded vision of reality.

At the festival there are a series of games that showcase the speed, agility, accuracy and Kazakh dress of the eagle and trainer.

The theme that runs through Sophie’s work has its own traditional name – the baraka – which is best described as the spiritual thread that lies between nature and the divine experience so often experienced at festivals.

“My personal practice has resulted in an anthology of imagery that tells individual stories, while visualising the change in the psyche of those swept away,” she says. “In the moment I can feel what I call the baraka that the performer and audience inspire together, exist in and respond to. The way I interpret this is that it makes people feel like they are involved in something greater than themselves. It is a magical experience.”

This exhibition is part of a larger body of work on festivals, which has continued since Sophie’s early career where she worked solely in the music industry, largely at rock festivals.

The creation of her book ‘Peace Love and Brown Rice - A Photographic History of the Big Day Out’ was self published to enduring popular and critical acclaim.


past news | december 2015

Soaring The Golden Eagle Festival of Mongolia in 2 new locations until Dec 2015
Prince of Wales Hospital and The Leura Garage Resturant and Bar

Prince of Wales Hospital
Entry via Public Entrance
High St Randwick, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Exhibition is along the main corridor, please walk past painting exhibition on display
as a part of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation
Sales from PWH
To order and purchase an artwork or for more information:
Contact Carina Johnson at the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation
Shop 8, Level 0, Barker Street Entrance, Prince of Wales Hospital. Ph: 02 9382 4016
Each artwork sold supports the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation.
Reach the Prince of Wales Foundation on Facebook

The Leura Garage Resturant and Bar
4 Railway Parade
Leura, Blue Mountains,NSW, Australia
Ph: 02 4784 3391
open everyday 12 midday til late
The Leura Garage Resturant and Bar website

The Leura Garage Restaurant and Bar on Facebook

Check for Sophie at the 2015 Golden Eagle Festival on her Facebook page:

Sophie Howarth Photography 
local: 0408 403 253 int: +61 408 403 253

past news | may 2015

Download Exhibition Media Release