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

The Black Islands – part two

~ QUALITY AND THE CROWD ~ Back in November 2012, I wrote about a crowd-funding project by the photographer Ben Bohane. Based in Vanuatu, Ben has created an image archive that is now the most comprehensive visual document anywhere of the life and times of the Pacific islands of Melanesia. His fund-raising was successful and … Continue reading

Pool Grant awarded

~ David Maurice Smith wins the 2013 Pool Grant CONGRATULATIONS! to David Maurice Smith, the winner of the 2013 Pool Grant. The award is made by the Pool Collective, a group of eminent Australian photographers who put their own money together to create an annual grant for an emerging photographer to allow them to make … Continue reading

Christophe Canato

~ “Our fears and strengths are born in childhood play” Christophe Canato ~ IT IS AN AGE OF BECOMING. A voyage already begun: the maternal haven to stern and the churn of adolescence still to come. It is a time when the brain is plastic; knowledge is sketchy but tacked together with the rich embroidery … Continue reading

Fables of Change

: :: Hoda Afshar :: Ray Cook :: Simon Harsent :: Owen Leong :: :: curator and writer: Alasdair Foster :: : FABLES OF CHANGE Presented at the Krasnodar Institute of Contemporary Art back in 2013, this exhibition introduced Russian audiences to the work of four Australian artists. Each uses the photographic image to explore … 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

11th Aleppo International Photo Festival

For update, see foot of page… ~ Syria: a Culture of Peace in Time of War “Art and culture do not need a visa to bring nations to meet each other.” Issa Touma ANY ARTIST, GALLERIST OR FESTIVAL ORGANISER in the West who feels life is tough; spare a thought for Issa Touma, the founder … 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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