Julie Williams featured in The Dark Mountain Project’s latest anthology by Sandy Edwards

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Julie Williams’ new photographic diptych Deuce has been featured in the 13th book launched by The Dark Mountain Project, titled Being Human in the Thick of the Present. What links the works of the contributing international artists, writers and thinkers in this edition is their willingness to explore what ‘being human’ might mean in an age of rapid social and ecological change, with cultural responses reflecting this reality rather than denying it.  

Deuce is an image from a new body of still photography and video work currently in progress, with Julie utilising self portraiture to examine the downward spiral of the human spirit. The diptych suggests a duality of defeat and triumph within the artist’s struggle to inhabit her homeland, an Australian coal mining community.

Deuce was also a 2017 finalist in the Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture and the Fishers Ghost Art Award.

http://dark-mountain.net/blog/books/dark-mountain-issue-13/

Chris Round Wins Australia National Prize at 2018 World Photo Awards by meg hewitt

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Chris Round has been judged Best Single Entry Photographer in the 2018 World Photography Awards in London. The prize, called the Australia National Award, was awarded for his image Blowering Intake Tower, NSW and the image is also commended in the Architecture category.

Chris has a great history with prize winning and awards. Currently he has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Moran Prize and is also a finalist in the Perth Centre for Photography's CLIP award (along with another Arthere photographer Catherine Cloran).

Last year he won Best Composition in the Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne and he was Winner of the ‘Speakers Prize’ in Head On.

Ian Provest Lifestock by meg hewitt

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Ian Provest exhibited 'The Abbee' at ArtHere Exhibition Space in 2013. His stunning new exhibition LIFE STOCK at Gosford Regional Gallery draws on the same location (amongst others) and the same issues of the spirit and the forces of life. It spans the mediums of photography, installation, moving image (The Abbee Illuminations), object and text. It is well worth the drive to Gosford.

Gosford Regional Gallery 36 Webb Street East Gosford  Hours 10 – 4 daily.   

Artist Talks Saturday March 10 and 28. Contact the gallery for details Ph: 43047550

Australian Photobook of the Year Awards by meg hewitt

The Australian Photobook of the Year awards have been announced. The winner of the award was an antipodean collaboration between New Zealand Photographer Steve Carr and Australian book publisher/ distributer Perimeter Books from Melbourne for the photobook 'Variations for Troubled Hands' .

Sydney Based photographer Meg Hewitt received a commendation on her book 'Tokyo Is Yours' Meg participated in the ArtThere curated exhibitions October Unseen at 10x8 gallery and Cotterie at Danks Street gallery in 2016. She is also running an immersive five day workshop in Tokyo starting March 30.  Details can be found on her website meg-hewitt.com and a $200 discount is offered at the checkout with the code TOKYO2018 for friends of ArtThere

Luke Hardy in Japan by BRUCE NICHOLSON

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Luke Hardy has just returned from another trip to Japan. This time his current project has sent him to northern Japan (Hokkaido). It involves foxes, known in Japanese legend for their propensity to possess and beguile. He has been gathering material to digitally incorporate into seductive slightly disturbing images suggesting reincarnation and arcane ceremony. All of Luke’s work contemplates the thin line between the spiritual and the sensual, while alluding to Buddhist and Hindu ritual.

Sally McInerney Family Fragments by BRUCE NICHOLSON

Stories of love, loss, war, redemption (photoetchings with text) exhibited at the State Library of NSW in 2016 and is now showing as a stunning artist book at the Australian Galleries in Paddington until Saturday 9 September 2017. There is a copy of Family Fragments in the State Library of NSW, the State Library of Queensland and the Cowra Regional Gallery NSW.

Poli Papapetrou at Michael Reid Gallery by BRUCE NICHOLSON

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Last night Gael Newton spoke about Poli Papapetrou's work at Michael Reid Gallery 105 Kippax St Surry Hills. The occasion was an Art Significant Event announcing that the gallery is now representing Poli. See the survey show and this sample from her new series. It is an early photograph of Poli herself. William Yang is toasting Poli.