The Centre for Contemporary Photography may not be the first place you expect to find the ladies of HML but reguler readers will know that we are regualr shutterbugs. Beck in fact is an ace photographer, Ramona is more of a thumb across the lense kinda gal.
We are intrigued by the current show 'Family Resemblance' which includes well known textile artists Tim Gresham and Renee So. Here is a bit of the blurb from the ccp press release:
"Family Resemblance presents the work of three artists whose work bares the traces of photography in other mediums. From snapshots, found images and collage, to formalist photography, these artists both enhance and deteriorate photographic images, ‘reproducing’ them via weaving, knitting and painting. Tim Gresham’s formalist photographs of city buildings become rhythmic patterns via the loom; Renee So’s travel photographs become knitted ‘positives’ of a China, lost and found; and Michelle Ussher renders her visit to Vietnam as a collection of 4x6, watercolour ‘snapshots’. Through a process of addition and reduction these artists’ work can be seen as a kind of post-photography, indicating a strength in the pervasive nature of photography"
We'll hopalong and let you know what it's like. Now we're off to dust our polaroid camera and take some arty photos of clouds....not.
TIM GRESHAM, RENEE SO AND MICHELLE USSHER. CURATOR REBECCA CHEW
08.09.2006—21.10.2006 Gallery 2 CCP 404 George St Fitzroy