Eye On The Market by Image Chasers

Melbourne’s photographic group, Image Chasers has documented the Queen Victoria Market – the only surviving 19th century market in the CBD, and the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere. It’s frantic in the food halls of bustling Queen Victoria Market. Garish red meat carcasses and cold white neon lighting provide a macabre stage for the butchers who spruik the bargain cuts. Cleavers are sharpened, hands are grasping and bags are urgently filled. Further down the fishmongers proudly display the fruits of the sea. Oysters and mussels, shiny and luscious on powdery ice are closely inspected by discerning older Chinese customers. Transactions are made. Some brief, some longer encounters.

© Jonathan Tversky. Transaction 2. Giclée print, 54.5x25.7cm.
© Jonathan Tversky. Transaction 2. Giclée print, 54.5x25.7cm.

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March

MAPgroup has been working on an exciting new project, 'Beyond the studio' – a collection of over 90 portraits of the artists of Castlemaine, captured by 18 documentary photographers in the MAPgroup.

April

'WITNESS' is an exhibition that combines the best of two series ('ARRAY' and 'VANITY') working with mirrors in remote, empty landscapes. It’s the first time any of these works have been shown in Sydney.