Wonderful to be invited and selected to be part of the Loud and Luminous 2019 project this year. 100 female identifying photographers will be curated into an exhibition at Head On Festival. More details here
Wonderful to start the new year with a beautiful portrait of writer, producer and incredible mother Jodie Passmore.
Very excited to announce a new solo exhibition coming up at Stockroom Kyneton in March 2019. Presenting a new exploration of identity within the landscape, Cusp is a series that intertwines landscape images, the road and portraits of a 16 year old teenager Maela. All photographs have been taken in regional Victoria.
2018 was a huge year for me. I am very grateful for all the support, work and collaboration that it entailed. My life can be a bag of licorice all sorts and in reflection, this year like the last few have been very full with a variety of professional activities and personal journeys. From teaching to putting on exhibitions, being on residency to photographing live performance, writing my PhD to collaborating on new projects, not to mention parenting - life is full!
SINGAPORE RESIDENCY // SOLO EXHIBITION
It started with an incredible residency at the National University of Singapore. Making work with students, running workshops and lecturing at the College of Peter and Alice Tan was a fulfilling and inspiring experience. During my time there I also researched my ancestral past and met with relatives I had not met with before. When I returned to Melbourne I followed the residency with a solo exhibition She that came before me at Manningham Gallery of Art in Melbourne, which featured archival photographs with photographs taken from my residency.
ALL WE CAN’T SEE
Another highlight was being part of a national exhibition All We Can’t See to raise awareness about the situation in Nauru, which was exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide - a formidable community of people came together to be part of Arielle Gamble’s curatorial vision.
My year wouldn’t be the same without the theatre I get to witness, be part of and photograph. I feel privileged to come in with my camera just before the official opening and photograph live performance. This year was no exception, and highlights included Melancholia at Malthouse Theatre, Dybbuks by Chamber Made, Common Ground by Chunky Move, Not to mention those that ask me to help create promotional material, portraits and headshots, and brochures too… Thank you for having me along, and I can’t wait to see what 2019 brings!
THE FAMILY MANTLE
2018 I curated my second group exhibition The Family Mantle, with a brilliant team of female artists of cross cultural backgrounds. Sofi Basseghi, Kati Javan, Janelle Low, Morganna Magee, Andy Mullens and Talia Smith - their work, artistic support and trust in me and my vision for the show at Bundoora Homestead was so wonderful.
The end of the year rounded out with being a finalist in the PCP Iris Award, as well as securing a residency with Punctum Inc in Castlemaine to explore new ideas around blood and identity.
My life would not be possible without my husband Paul. He is incredibly talented and hardworking, a brilliant father, and forever has time to be my sounding board, inspiration and support. And lastly our daughter Eleanor, having a small person in the world allows us to slow down a little, see the joy, and enjoy being in the moment.
Have a wonderful and safe new year’s celebration - and may 2019 bring joy!
This was a hypnotic and evocative piece of live performance, with Genevieve Lacey at the center, surrounded by dancer Stephanie Lake and a community of performers.
A wonderful day of discussion and talks for Chamber Made’s conference for women in theatre, sound and music.
Always such a pleasure to experience and photograph ANAM’s orchestral concerts, and wonderful to see Brett Dean conducting again.
What a visual feast… loved everything about this production!
I’ll be giving a workshop as part of my residency at Punctum In in mid November. Based around my residency project ‘Blood works : thinking through our identity’, the workshop will investigate concepts of similarity and difference – in relation to blood, bloodlines and photography, and will engage with the intersection of science, technology and arts, and how these ideas then relate to a personal and cultural identity formation.
The studio/lab will be divided into two sections, the initial an ‘ideas’ session of discussion and exercises; the second a ‘making’ session where a visual outcome will be produced. Participants may bring new ideas, approaches or existing project ideas to share.
This workshop is ideal for:
- Artists and people working in ‘Creative Industries’ of all mediums and expertise.
- Artists interested in the cross sections of science, technology and art.
- Artists interested in cultural identity.
- Artists engaged or interested in photographic language and practices
Booking and more details here
As part of The Family Mantle exhibition, we will be part of the meet the artists afternoon on the 20 October from 2-4pm. Artists Morganna Magee and Janelle Low will be joining me from the show.
Details here: http://www.bundoorahomestead.com/exhibition/meet-the-artists/
Here are some wonderful photographs of the exhibition installation at Bundoora Homestead and some opening photos too. Images courtesy of Jorge de Araujo and Bundoora Homestead.
It has been wonderful to photograph the Flinders Quartet again - it was a fantastic session of movement, music and laughs. Can’t wait to see them around in 2019.
Had fun playing with RGB lights with Joel Bray for his upcoming show as part of New Move at Chunky Move.
A compelling and demanding piece of theatre.
Very excited to be announce I'm one of the finalists for the Perth Centre of Photography Iris Portrait Award. More details soon.
My recent video work Becoming Por Por (after Beckett's Not I) will be on at Stockroom in Kyneton as part of a group show curated by Siying Zhou.
Poked by a bone in a cupboard
SIYING ZHOU (curator) . BRIDGET GRIFFITHS . KA-YIN KWOK . LOU HUBBARD . PIA JOHNSON . SANJA PAHOKI . MIN WONG
Stockroom presents Poked by a bone in a cupboard, a group exhibition of video works, curated by artist SIYING ZHOU and featuring BRIDGET GRIFFITHS, KA-YIN KWOK, LOU HUBBARD, PIA JOHNSON, SANJA PAHOKI, Min MIN WONG and SIYING ZHOU. These works, from seven Australian artists who vary in art practices, career status, and socio-cultural upbringing. explore family, immigration and relationships. In their respective careers, the artists have been independently drawn to explore family relationships in video work. Poked by a bone in a cupboard brings these videos together, showing diverse family portraits through a range of video narrations. This exhibition intends to offer a space where the relationship between parents and their children are perceived and contemplated through video medium and an art means.
The conceptual initiation of this exhibition comes from SIYING ZHOU’s relationship with her parents. After living apart from her parents for almost a decade, ZHOU experienced a growing detachment from her parents. ZHOU’s parents moved to Australia in 2014 following their retirement. Through making videos of her parents, ZHOU noticed an improvement in her relationship with them. This led ZHOU to wonder: is this experience unique to a family of immigrants? What kind of relationships do her friends have with their families? With this inquiry, she began her search, among her peers, for video works on families. This exhibition is a result of this questions: how may video-making be used by children understand their parents and themselves? How may this process be used to examine the psychological attachment between parents and their children and to gain emotional support from social community outside the family?
11 August - 2 September 2018
OPENING : SATURDAY 11 AUGUST FROM 4:30 PM