Sunday, March 18, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Opening this week in Freemantle, Western Australia as part of the biennial festival of photography, FOTO FREO/FRINGE is the exhibition DIVERGENCE, a group show of work from photographers from all over the world and one in which I, together with photographer Martin Cox, have created a complementary set of photographs - WEST COAST.WEST COAST - relating our own West Coast work and interests to that of Fremantle, the port town of Perth where FOTO FREO is held.
We would have very much liked to attend but our photographs will have to do and we are looking forward to installation shots of this exhibition, located in the terrific Midland Atelier, one of Western Australia's signature warehouse/creative spaces, and put together with FORM a major non-profit for developing creativity in WA.
From DIVERGENCE: "In partnership with FotoFreo, FORM presents Divergence: Photographs from Elsewhere, a monumental showcase of contemporary photography by over sixty artists based in fifteen countries, as part of the FotoFreo Open Exhibition Program. The project will transform the Midland Railway Workshops into a panorama of images that demonstrate photography’s unique ability to communicate across cultures, connect diverse people, create debate and stir emotion. A dynamic multimedia event will launch this month long photographic showcase on Wednesday 14 March."
FOTOFREO is part of the Asia Pacific PhotoForum, "a collaborative group of photography festivals in the Asia-Pacific region that aims to promote photography and photographic art...."