Finalist in Martin Kantor Portrait Prize!

Very excited to say I made it as one of the finalists for the Martin Kantor Portrait Prize... looking forward to seeing the incredible exhibition of photographs at the BIBF. Always loved this portrait of Tim that I took a few years ago... fingers crossed!

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All things Chinese Whispers... exhibition news

The last few weeks has been overwhelmed by prepping and printing my new work Family Resemblance, after Wittgenstein for my first curatorial group exhibition Chinese Whispers and Other Stories at PhotoAccess in ACT. It's been a huge project for over 12 months now (from idea stage) and I'm so proud to be on the verge of opening the show tomorrow. Featured artists are Tammy Law, Janelle Low and Siying Zhou. More photos and news to come. Read more about the exhibition here
For those in Melbourne, stay tuned, it arrives in late June... :)

Great review + mention for Closing the Distance

There is a wonderful review on Art + Australia for Closing the Distance at Bundoora Homestead.

"Por Por’s House (2014) by Pia Johnson likewise is given over to a domestic space. In a much larger, well-lit and open bedroom, Johnson’s photographic installation offers snapshots of her grandparents’ suburban Australian house. The colonial space of the gallery draws out the tensions between the recognisable ‘70s shag carpet, light blue walls, doilies and family photos that define visiting relatives’ houses, and the objects and artefacts that act as an homage to the living Chinese-Malay culture transplanted to a foreign country. There is a sense of rediscovering and living with the migrant history passed down through generations, and casting it as homely and familiar."

- Andy Butler

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