[Art News]      [Submit]      [BOOST News]

AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER REGROUPS AFTER MELBOURNE LOCK-DOWN TO OPEN SOLO EXHIBITION, VITAL SIGNS

BY Tania Ewing | 15-Jun-2021
Mike Rutherford's photographic exhibition, Vital Signs, was meant to open on the day Melbourne went into lockdown two weeks ago. Like a lot of artists (especially those associated with the RISE Festival) he was left out of pocket and more importantly without an audience. The West End Art Space will be holding what is being touted as a Re-Opening this Thursday 17 June with the exhibition extended to Sunday. According to West End's curator, Anna Prifti said that, "despite the COVID restrictions we have sold a number of Mike's beautiful images already online and he has had significant media coverage," she said. "Artists have been hard hit by the lock-down but they are a resilient bunch and I think that works like Mike's transcend these hiccups."
Venue: West End Art Space
Address: 112 Adderley Street, West Melbourne
Date: 17 June
Time: 5-8 pm
Ticket: Free
Buy / Ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/myevent?eid=158864819953
Web: www.mikerutherfordphotographer.com
: https://www.facebook.com/mikerutherfordphoto/
: https://www.instagram.com/mikerutherfordphoto/
EMail: taniaewing@taniaewing.com
Call: 0408378422
AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER REGROUPS AFTER MELBOURNE LOCK-DOWN TO OPEN SOLO EXHIBITION, VITAL SIGNS
Suburbia in Lock-Down
Credit: Mike Rutherford
West End Art Space proudly presents “Vital Signs (an interpretive exposition of the unseen)” by award winning photographer Mike Rutherford, who was recently announced as a finalist in the National Portrait Gallery’s Living Memory Portrait Prize.

Last year, Melbourne photographer, Mike Rutherford, won a gold medal at the San Francisco International Photography Awards, was runner up in the New York Center for Photographic Art Black and White Awards, exhibited at the Los Angeles Center for Photography Black Lives Matter Exhibition and the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California as well as featuring in group shows in Athens and Texas. As well as his exhibition at the West End Art Space, Mike will be exhibiting at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (28 August - 24 October 2021).

A former advertising photographer working in Australia, Singapore and London Mike put the camera down more than a decade ago, coinciding with a reduction in high end photography in advertising. In 2019, inspired on two trips to India, he started creating images that were personal and far removed from his work in advertising. (Instagram – mikerutherfordphoto; mikerutherfordphotographer.com)

Location: West End Art Space
Address: 112 Adderley Street, West Melbourne, Victoria, 3003, Australia
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 4pm
Re-Opening: Thursday 17 June 5-8 pm (book on EventBrite for COVID purposes only)
Web: www.westendartspace.com.au
Email: westendartspace@gmail.com
Phone: 0415 243 917 - Director – Anna Prifti