Categories: General Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 Title: Synchronicity - Contemporary Queensland PhotographyRedcliffe City Art Gallery 470-476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe QLD
Artists: Paul Adair, Priscilla Bracks, Camilla Birkeland, Renata Buziak, Ray Cook, Nathan Corum, Kim Demuth, Marian Drew, Joachim Froese, Sharon Green, Annie Hogan, Imogen MacDonald, Siegfried Manietta, Hugh Swingler Manning, Deb Mansfield, Robert Mercer, Virginia Miller, Peter Milne, Tracey Moffatt, Paul Mumme, Glen O'Malley, Maurice Ortega, Lyndal Petzke, Scott Redford, Bruce Reynolds, Francesca Rosa, Martin Smith, Doug Spowart & Victoria Cooper, Julie Stephenson, Anika Wilkins and William Yang.
The success of Queensland’s contemporary photography in the national arts scene can be attributed to a diversity of factors; some of them are related to developments in the educational system, changes in government support, the efforts of artist-run galleries and the growing platform of artists, mid-sized institutions, council and regional galleries.
Catalogue Essay by Maurice Ortega
Director, Queensland Centre for Photography
In the educational sector, the key developments in the last three decades have seen a shift from a technical based education of photography to a conceptual focus characterized by the inclusion of the medium under the fine arts curricula in major national universities. In the case of Queensland’s universities, the inclusion in the late 80’s of lecturers such as Marian Drew and Jay Younger at Griffith University and Dr Victoria Garnons-Williams at the Queensland University of Technology. This shift intensified in the late 90’s with the introduction of postgraduate degrees by both Universities. In the last decade the continued efforts of Griffith University, which has included the opening of its new state of the art installations in South Bank, and the production of the internationally renowned Australian Photojournalist (in commercial production since 2000 and headed by David Lloyd), has positioned them as the best school for studies in photo-media in Australia. read more... view on line exhibition