Lightyears at the BAS - Art Exhibition - Michael Reid Gallery

Lightyears at the BAS

5 Nov - 4 Dec 2021

Showing at the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, Lightyears is an exhibition that examines the important position of photography in Australian contemporary art. This exhibition assembles 12 of Australia’s leading contemporary photographers who have each made significant contributions to the direction of global photo-media.

Lightyears will present iconic photographs by industry leading photographic artists. Each work on view will be displayed using the latest lightbox technology. The images we see in Lightyears have been selected by the artists as ones which best highlight the colour, detail, and visual ambition capable with this new and luminous medium.

Exhibition highlights include new lightbox photographs from Narelle Autio, Trent Parke, Tamara Dean, Petrina Hicks, Nici Cumpston and Gerwyn Davies. Joseph McGlennon, Polixeni Papapetrou, Luke Shadbolt, Derek Henderson and Fabian Muir will also exhibit.

Learn more about the exhibition from Michael Reid Sydney Gallery Director Daniel Soma in this ArtTube video

  • Light Boxes
    Lightyears at The BAS installation view

  • Light Boxes, Tamara Dean
    In Bloom, 2021

    98.5 × 128.5 cm
    $11,200
  • Light Boxes, Trent Parke
    Untitled #20 (Crimson Line), 2019-2021

    105.5 × 152.5 cm
    $9,250
  • Light Boxes
    Lightyears at The BAS installation view

  • Gerwyn Davies, Light Boxes
    Saturn, 2021

    128.5 × 103.5 cm
    $5,200
  • Light Boxes, Narelle Autio
    Untitled, 2006-2021

    89.5 × 128.5 cm
    $7,400
  • Light Boxes, Petrina Hicks
    Redhead, 2021

    131.5 × 108.5 cm
    $9,495
  • Fabian Muir
    Blue Burqa #1, 2014-2019

    78.5 × 113.5 cm
    $3,500
  • Luke Shadbolt
    Maelstrom 9, 2016-2019

    88.5 × 128.5 cm
    $5,600
  • Joseph McGlennon
    Florilegium #10, 2016-2019

    98.5 × 128.5 cm
    $6,600
  • Nici Cumpston
    Listening to the River, 2005-2019

    58.5 × 145.5 cm
    $7,500
  • Light Boxes
    Lightyears at The BAS installation view Copy

  • Catherine Nelson
    Mission I (Lightbox), 2014-2019

    128.5 × 128.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Derek Henderson
    Shark #1, 2015-2019

    108.5 × 133.5 cm
    $5,800
  • Polixeni Papapetrou
    The Wanderer, 2009-2019

    118.5 × 118.5 cm
    $12,000
  • Light Boxes, Nici Cumpston
    Fossil Waterhole, 2021

    45 × 109 cm
    $5,500
  • Light Boxes, Nici Cumpston
    Scar Tree, Fowlers Creek, 2021

    64 × 109 cm
    $6,500
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