Empowering Children to Realise Their Creativity

:: The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass :: “Children are born with a strong propensity for creativity, but conventional education is specifically structured to remove it by the time they reach puberty. This shapes children to become adults in a looking-glass world in which they consume other people’s ideas rather than working together to … Continue reading

Art and Industry

On Being Industrious CHINA: on 23 April 2016 Alasdair Foster delivered a short speech on behalf of the international delegates attending the grand opening of the Shenyang Festival of Industrial Photography. Below is an extract from that speech setting a wider philosophical frame for considering the many diverse works in the festival. FOR MORE THAN … Continue reading

Australian Photography Showcased in Dubai

ALASDAIR FOSTER IS THE CURATOR of the Australian exhibit presented in Dubai this March as part of Dubai Photo Exhibition 2016. The Australian work will sit alongside presentations from 23 countries prepared by 18 leading curators from around the world, headed by London-based curator and editor, Zelda Cheatle. This major event is staged under the Patronage of … Continue reading

A Conversation of Memories

: :: Patricia Casey :: Erika Diettes :: Tomoko Hayashi :: Paula Luttringer :: :: Suk Kuhn Oh :: Wendy Sacks :: Diana Thorneycroft :: ~ :: curator and writer: Alasdair Foster :: : This is the catalogue to an exhibition presented at the 2015 PhotoVisa photography festival, Krasnodar, Russia. The exhibition brings together artists from Argentina, … Continue reading

Dream Home

:: Dream Home :: Sian Bonnell :: Magdalena Bors :: Hillerbrand+Magsamen :: Suk Kuhn Oh :: Viktoria Sorochinski :: curator and writer: Alasdair Foster :: This is the catalogue to an exhibition presented at the 2015 Pingyao International Photography Festival, China’s largest and longest-running festival of photomedia arts. Here four artists and one artistic partnership explore that most … Continue reading

The Art of Domestic Compulsion

: :: Magdalena Bors :: Curator and writer: Alasdair Foster   This is the catalogue for an exhibition by the Australian artist, Magdalena Bors. The exhibition is currently touring in Europe through a partnership between Galleri Image in Denmark and Cultural Development Consulting in Sydney, with support in Spain from the Centro Andaluz de la … Continue reading

Ouroboros: a Mexican Cycle

: :: Pablo López Luz :: Fernando Montiel Klint :: Dulce Pinzón :: :: curator and writer: Alasdair Foster :: : Ouroboros: a Mexican Cycle OUROBOROS explores the work of three distinguished Mexican photographic artists: Pablo López Luz, Fernando Montiel Klint and Dulce Pinzón. Drawing on the traditions of landscape, social documentary and surrealism, they each … Continue reading

Imagining the Everyday

::  Narelle Autio  ::  Pat Brassington  ::  Peta Clancy  ::  Rebecca Dagnall  ::  Marian Drew  ::  Peter Fitzpatrick  ::  Hayden Fowler  ::  Murray Fredericks  ::  Petrina Hicks  ::  Garth Knight  ::  Bronek Kozka  ::  James Mellon  ::  Denis Montalbetti & Gay Campbell  ::  Deborah Paauwe  ::  Polixeni Papapetrou  ::  Scott Redford  ::  Luke Roberts  ::  David Stephenson  ::  … Continue reading

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