WALL POWER: Contemporary Australian Photography features the work of twenty-two leading Australian photographers, each exploring the myths and legends surrounding Australia’s unique light, landscape and history. The exhibition includes multiple seminal works by Australia’s best-known contemporary photographers including Tracey Moffatt, Bill Henson and Christian Thompson. The exhibition covers a broad spectrum of practical and conceptual approaches to photography, all casting light on the Australian national identity, rich in complexities and conflicts. At the core of WALL POWER lies the photographic image and the immediacy and power of the medium.
“The works in WALL POWER reflect the diversity of practice in the last two decades or so by Australian artists born between 1955 and 1984 whose careers began from the mid-1970s to the early 2000s. Stylistically, the images reflect the centrality of postmodern approaches in photomedia in the contemporary art scene in Australia since the late 1980s. Even when most provocative, they still seem ‘Australian’ to me in their offbeat subtlety and their wry puns and references.” – Gael Newton, formerly the Senior Curator of Australian and International Photography at the National Gallery of Australia.
The High Commission of Australia in London
Strand, London WC2B 4LA
(Enter via Melbourne Place)
Thursday 17 May, 12 – 4 pm
Friday 18 May, 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday 19 May, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday 20 May, 12 – 5 pm
Monday 21 May, 11 am – 5 pm
This is a featured exhibition for:
Somerset House, London
Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 May, 2018
Bill Henson, Brook Andrew, Catherine Nelson, Christian Thompson, Deborah Paauwe, Destiny Deacon, Fabian Muir, Joan Ross, Joseph McGlennon, Luke Shadbolt, Marian Drew, Michael Riley, Narelle Autio, Nici Cumpston, Petrina Hicks, Polixeni Papapetrou, Rosemary Laing, Shaun Gladwell, Tamara Dean, Tony Albert, Tracey Moffatt, Trent Parke.
WALL POWER has been made possible by the direct support of the Australian Government and is supported by the Australian High Commission as part of a yearlong programme to celebrate the centenary of Australia House.