STAGES:Life in Lockdown at MGA

22 . Jun . 2021

I’ve been selected for the STAGES: life in lockdown exhibition at Monash Art Gallery – Melbourne (VIC). The exhibition is exploding across MGA’s Atrium Gallery wall, featuring images taken during Melbourne’s lockdown as a result of the global COVID pandemic. Works have been selected for exhibition from 1 June – 29 August 2021. The new exhibition space, the Atrium Gallery, aims to provide emerging artists with an opportunity to showcase their practice to MGA’s audiences, and I’m excited to be one of them.

STAGES: Life in Lockdown is shown along with STAGES: photography through the pandemic. This exhibition, curated by MGA Director Anouska Phizackleasees Jane Burton, Cherine Fahd, Isobel Knowles & Van Sowerwine, Phuong Ngo, and James Tylor respond creatively to the unprecedented social, environmental and economic impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

“Photographers image the spaces between us, whether physical or psychological, be it through portraits or landscapes, within the domestic sphere or the public realm. The significance of work and leisure routines and the liberty of everyday behaviours we take for granted is never better understood than when the right and ability to do them is taken away.”