THREE IMPORTANT CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS AT MGA
Address: 860 Ferntree Gully Road Wheelers Hill VICTORIA 3150
Date: 22 October - 4 December 2016
Ticket: FREE ENTRY
Call: 03 8544 0500
Australia, Melbourne, from the series Luxury, 2008
courtesy of the artist and Niagara Galleries (Melbourne)
Flora, from the series Eden, 2016
courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery (Sydney)
courtesy of the artist
Glamour stakes: Martin Parr presents images of horse racing events from Parr’s Luxury series. While creating this series, Parr photographed what he describes as ‘situations where people are comfortable showing off their wealth’. The images document leisure and consumption and highlight the unintentional, awkward and often ugly sides of beauty, fashion and wealth.
Dutch masters of light: Hendrik Kerstens and Erwin Olaf features work by two internationally acclaimed Dutch photographers. Inspired by the moody manipulation of light and shadow that characterises the paintings of Dutch masters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer, these photographers create emotionally charged portraits that draw attention to the liminal nature of contemporary life.