Co-curators Jay Younger, Professor at Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art, and Byron Wolfe, Associate Professor at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, bring some hefty academic weight to this two-part collaborative exhibition.
In Cast by the Sun, the works of 32 photographers — all academics or higher research students from the two institutions — have been brought together to collectively examine a central question: what role does place have in artistic practice, and is it more evident in photographic form?
It is a question that is served particularly well by the collaborative nature of the exhibition, with each artist’s own experiences arguably driving the direction of their work. When everyone draws from the same spaces, a picture of the cultural and historical identity of those places begins to emerge.
Cast by the Sun opens at The Hold Artspace on 29 July, with the exhibition continuing to 15 August.
Image: Marian Drew, 'Moon Drawing, Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island' (detail), 2007, giclee print on cotton paper, 90 x 152cm.