Grounded – group exhibition

Since COVID began, photo-media artists couldn’t just get on places or jump in the car and go wherever they wanted and photograph whatever struck their fancy. The upside was that many now had a great deal more free time. Time that artists could use to reflect, and to decide what was essential in their work. And it's here that many found inspiration.

Grounded is the result of nine artists from around Australia doing just that.

The exhibition is curated by Lynn Daryl Smith.

© Andrew Drabarek
© Andrew Drabarek
Artists
  • Andrew Drabarek/Sydney
  • Sally McInerney/Sydney and Central West NSW
  • Mike Reed/Melbourne
  • Justine Roche/Sydney
  • Shawn Sijnstra/Sydney
  • Lynn Daryl Smith/Illawarra, NSW
  • Anke Stacker/Sydney
  • Julie Williams/Central West NSW
  • Rebecca Wiltshire/Perth
© Sally McInerney.
© Sally McInerney.
© Mike Reed
© Mike Reed
© Justine Roche
© Justine Roche
© Shawn Sijnstra
© Shawn Sijnstra
© Lynn Smith
© Lynn Daryl Smith
© Julie Williams
© Julie Williams
© Rebecca Wiltshire
© Rebecca Wiltshire

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November

Sydney: The exhibition delves into the State Library of NSW's vast collection of two million images, showcasing 400 photos – many displayed for the first time.

Melbourne: Lingam.K is interested in narrating the complexity of our relationship to nature and how it’s tied into culture and the modern world. Echoes of Melting Blue is the creative outcome of a two month residency in Iceland.

February

Freemantle: Air Bare is the creative team of mother and daughter duo Sarah and Lucy Jenkins, who use drone technology to capture images from a quirky and quizzical perspective.

Ballarat: Scotty So is a Melbourne-based artist who works across media, using painting, photography, sculptures, site-responsive installation, videos and drag performance.

Melbourne: Jill Orr’s The Promised Land Refigured is an exhibition that reworks the original project created in 2012 with new insights that have emerged in the past eleven years.

Melbourne: Photographer Mike Reed presents an array of images from two trips to Mumbai, New Delhi, Rajasthan, and Varanasi.

Sydney: Curated by Lynn Smith, Urban Enigmas aims to unlock the subtle mysteries that lurk in out-of-the-way places in big cities: back lanes, river banks, street markets, abandoned factories, old bridges and so on.

March

Discover 100 free exhibitions at galleries and unexpected outdoor locations in Melbourne & Victoria.

Ballarat: Nan Goldin is an American artist whose work explores subcultures, moments of intimacy, the impacts of the HIV/AIDS and opioid epidemics on her communities, and photography as a tool for social activism.