Residency

Throughout 2018 I will be undertaking a residency at the Koorie Heritage Trust

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2017

Commission

Yarra City Arts, Richmond Library

10 May – 28 Jul 2017

Aurelian – In this recent series of works, my investigations into history, museological collections and the Victorian landscape have enabled me to piece together an evolving continuum of erasure, recovery, loss and memory. After spending extensive time researching the entomology collection at Museums Victoria, studying now extinct and endangered species of butterflies and moths. I then travelled to the sites of extinction and collected soil samples which have been used to create painterly backgrounds or environments on which to photograph the butterfly specimens.

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Group Exhibition

Under the Sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker

Australian Centre for Photography (ACP)

State Library of NSW, Sydney

Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

For this large-scale exhibition, Under the Sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker, ACP has invited 15 artists to create new works in response to the iconic Sunbaker by revered Australian photographer Max Dupain.

Through a diverse range of immersive and thought-provoking works, the exhibition explores views of our culture, our identity and our nationhood. Reflecting Australia’s multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith nature, this audacious exhibition enables a creative and often very personal exploration of the question ‘is there something new under the sun?’

The 15 artists not only interrogate the social and political implications embedded within this image but also challenge the status of this photograph in our visual culture. Pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium, their works will expose the aesthetical complexities at play in discussions around collective identity.

Examining the legacy of the past and questioning the relevance that this image might retain in the future, the project draws on a range of diverse practitioners and creative forms to consider questions of representation and cultural pluralism while also reflecting on the depiction of the idealised body, discussing gender issues, cultural and political ideas relating to immigration and colonisation, and our relationship with the land.

The exhibition features new works by Peta Clancy, Christopher Day, Destiny Deacon, Michaela Gleave, Nasim Nasr, Sara Oscar, Julie Rrap, Khaled Sabsabi, Yhonnie Scarce, Christian Thompson, Angela Tiatia, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Daniel Von Sturmer, Justene Williams and William Yang.

Exhibition Guide

Media

The Guardian

The Culture Concept

Vogue

Art Daily

Photofile

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Media

The Body is a Big Place (interview with Peta Clancy)

Interalia Magazine Online magazine dedicated to the interactions between the arts, sciences and consciousness.

The Body is a Big Place (interview with Peta Clancy)

BBC iWonder An image from ‘Visible Human Bodies’ is featured on the BBC website in an article about bacteria and the human body:

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2015-2016

Solo Exhibition

Linden Projects – Paper, Linden New Art

 

Group Exhibitions

‘Cutting Edge’ at Monash Gallery of Art

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Two of a Kind, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Finalist William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2015, Monash Gallery of Art

Octoroon LUMA La Trobe University Museum of Art; VAC | Visual Art Centre, Bendigo and Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo de Manila University

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Press

Culture Trip, ‘The 10 Best Australian Photographers You Should Know’

Radio Interview: Art Smitten

Review on Art Blart by Dr Marcus Bunyan “The work that I thought should have won was Peta Clancy’s She carries it all like a map on her skin (2014-15). I have always liked Clancy’s work for there is so much sensitivity to subject matter embedded in her work. Clancy probes the boundaries of the photograph and the skin through punctures made using a fine silver needle to create a lace-like effect or ‘internalised landscape’ which is visible from both the emulsion and non-emulsion sides of the print. She then re-photographs the photograph and punctures the print again, the print becoming a palimpsest of punctures, of wounds, of the journey of life (with the needles link to woman’s work and the lips relation to desire). The installation of the work then emphasises the physicality of the print, Clancy “activating the materiality of the photographic medium by exploring photographs in terms of what the image content depicts as well as three-dimensional objects that exist in space and time.” Such a wonderfully tactile, sensual and conceptual work of negative/positive, presence/absence that kept drawing me back to hidden worlds.”

https://theconversation.com/the-science-and-fiction-behind-blade-runner-46459

Elsevier

Yellowtrace

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