The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award is one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice. Established photographers are showcased alongside emerging, resulting in a stunning reflection of contemporary practice that examines diverse themes and approaches. This highly anticipated award, with a total $30,000 in prizes and acquisitions (first prize is $20,000), is a highlight of Gold Coast City Gallery’s exhibition program.
Happy to be a finalist this year in this award at the Gold Coast Art Gallery
Glen Eira City Council’s Gallery presents Sanctuary, an exhibition which explores the notion of the garden as a sanctuary or site for reflection, contemplation and healing in contemporary culture.
From Friday 4 March until Sunday 10 April, a new series of photographs — commissioned by Council in 2015 — of local residents’ gardens by Ponch Hawkes, will be on display, along with works by Natasha Bieniek, Jane Burton, Kevin Chin, Siri Hayes, Christopher Koller and Janet Laurence.
The exhibition addresses concerns with environmental sustainability and regeneration; the interrelationship between the natural world and people; culture and nature; history and memory. Shifting between the realms of private and public garden sites in contemporary and historic suburban and regional locations, this exhibition illuminates our powerful connection with the natural world and shifting cultural, social and environmental concerns.
Revealing Melbourne’s enduring counter-cultures, Bohemian Melbourne celebrates a who’s who of creative free spirits through their art and the bohemian legacy that has shaped the character of this city.
The exhibition shines a light on Melbourne’s cultural bohemians from 1860 to today, tracing individuals who have pushed against convention in their lives and art, from Marcus Clarke, Albert Tucker and Mirka Mora to Barry Humphries, Vali Myers and Nick Cave.
I will be speaking about the art of performance photography on February 14th at the Arts Centre Melbourne.