OBITUARY // ROSE FARRELL (1949 – 2015)

In the last ten years, a sad symmetry enveloped the lives of the photographic artists Rose Farrell (1949–2015) and her life partner and collaborator George Parkin (1949–2012). Rose was the first to be struck with cancer but gratefully survived for several years. In the meantime, however, George was also hit by the fatal disease and succumbed to it rapidly; then Rose, days after George’s death, discovered that her own malignancy [...]

EXHIBITION REVIEW // HABITAT

Habitat: Artworks and Stories of Pine Rivers Gardens, an exhibition by Renata Buziak and Lynette Letic Review by Gordon Craig 4 June – 18 July 2015, Pine Rivers Art Gallery In their recent exhibition, Renata Buziak and Lynette Letic created a unique collaboration, working both with each other and also a group of people from the Moreton Bay region who are passionate about their gardens. Over a two-year period, the [...]

EXHIBITION REVIEW // ATRAMENTOS by OSCAR MUÑOZ

A side exhibition of ARCO Madrid this year, was Atramentos by Oscar Muñoz, that explored ideas of of photographic memory without the presence of any physical photographs. Yavuz Erkan shares his thoughts on the Muñoz exhibit. After fulfilling an eye-wearying marathon in Paris Photo, I motivated myself to check out the photographic scene from ARCO Madrid, whose guest country of honour was Columbia this year. Despite the exponentially growing amount of interest and every kind of [...]

LA FOCUS // KELLY HUSSEY-SMITH

QCP is taking the works of twelve Australian photo-media artists to Photo LA (15 – 18 January 2015) and Photo Contemporary (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you first become interested in art and photography? My Dad took me to a surrealism exhibition when I was quite young and it blew my mind. Up until that point [...]

LA FOCUS // LINDSAY VARVARI

QCP is taking books of sixteen Australian photo-media artists to PhotoBook Independent (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you get into photography? I don’t have a nostalgic story about knowing from a young age that I wanted to be a photographer. It wasn’t like that for me. I studied Journalism and Communications in my first university degree [...]

LA FOCUS // MATHIAS HENG

QCP is taking books of sixteen Australian photo-media artists to PhotoBook Independent (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you get into photography? I started photography when I was in school studying graphic reproduction where photography was part of the subject. How did you arrive at the decision to create a photo book, and how is working with [...]

LA FOCUS // MICHAEL COOK

QCP is taking the works of twelve Australian photo-media artists to Photo LA (15 – 18 January 2015) and Photo Contemporary (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you first become interested in art and photography? I’ve been taking pictures since I was 14 when my brother gave me my first camera. My training was in photo processing [...]

LA FOCUS // ALAN HILL

QCP is taking the works of twelve Australian photo-media artists to Photo LA (15 – 18 January 2015) and Photo Contemporary (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you first become interested in art and photography? It sounds like a cliché, but when I was a teenager my Dad gave me an old Nikkormat and I really never [...]

LA FOCUS // KATELYN-JANE DUNN

QCP is taking the works of twelve Australian photo-media artists to Photo LA (15 – 18 January 2015) and Photo Contemporary (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you first become interested in art and photography? I’ve always pursued art and creative expression in some form or another but it wasn’t until I was 16 that photography became [...]

LA FOCUS // DAVID LA ROCHE

QCP is taking the works of twelve Australian photo-media artists to Photo LA (15 – 18 January 2015) and Photo Contemporary (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you first become interested in art and photography? I’ve been enthralled by cameras and photography for almost as long as I can remember, however I really began to take it [...]