Synchronicity - Contemporary Queensland Photography

Redcliffe City Art Gallery
470-476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe QLD

31 March - 24 April 2010

Opening celebration: Wednesday 31 March 2010 6pm

Guest speaker: curator, Maurice Ortega, from the Queensland Centre for Photography.

The Queensland Centre for Photography presents Synchronicity - Contemporary Queensland Photography a traveling photographic exhibition of selected works from the Daryl Hewson and Queensland Centre for Photography collections, curated by Maurice Ortega and Alix Perry.

The exhibition features the work of established, mid-career and emerging Queensland photographers including Tracey Moffatt, William Yang, Marian Drew, Ray Cook, Joachim Froese and Paul Adair. Synchronicity is an important and exciting showcase of the finest of Queensland contemporary photography serving to highlight the growing presence and significance of Queensland artists in the national art scene.

Join Peter Annand and myself for artist talks on Wednesday 21 April 10.30am at the gallery.

Previous Venue:
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven St, Toowoomba QLD
14 November 2009 - 4 January 2010

Opening celebration: Sunday 15th November, 2pm

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

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