AUSSIE STREET in 2018 has a distinctive appeal and community. Our photography has much to do with the quality of our light — sometimes within the cities, but also by sand and water — all of which we are fortunate to have plenty of in our lives. We all have varied styles, techniques and outlooks, however, we are united by our shared passion for photographing life as it happens.
In the five years since the last major group showing of Australian street photography at hEAdoN, we have witnessed the renewed popularity of the genre of street photography. Burgeoned by the democratic accessibility of ‘the street’ and the rapid expansion of technology and social media, the genre’s revitalisation is now a global phenomenon. Our exhibition harnesses this international momentum locally and gives a platform to both established artists as well as up-and-coming talents who are committed to documenting the time and place in which we live.
AUSSIE STREET features an exhibition of works by some of Australia’s leading street photographers as well as the finalist exhibition of our inaugural competition, which has been curated by a world-renowned judging panel including legendary Melbourne street photographer, Jesse Marlow.
All active in the Australian street photography community, these photographers’ works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally, garnering accolades including awards and finalist berths in the hEAdoN festival’s Portrait and Landscape Prizes, The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, The Maggie Diaz Prize, the ‘Australian Life’ Competition, and the Miami, San Francisco, & Brussels International Street Photography Awards. AUSSIE STREET 2018 are Deb Bonney (Warrnambool, VIC), Sam Ferris (Sydney, NSW), Didi S. Gilson (Port Stephens, NSW), Jonathan Pui (Sydney, NSW), Charlotte Reynolds (Manly, QLD), Justin Tan-Torres (Perth, WA), Bryce Waters (Sydney, NSW), Rachael Willis (Sydney, NSW).
Opening: Wednesday 9 May, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Tue 15 May, 6pm
Exhibition: 5 – 15 May 2018
Free to enter
Venue: 541 Art Space
Address: Level 1, 541 Kent Street, Sydney