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You Are Here
Boroondara Arts is proud to present You Are Here, showing as part of the inaugural photography biennale PHOTO2020 at Town Hall Gallery from Saturday 21 March until Sunday 10 May. PHOTO2020 explores the relationship of photography and truth in the post-internet age, with displays across 40 cultural institutions including Town Hall Gallery. The exhibition You Are Here features work from established and emerging artists, including newly commissioned works, inviting audiences to challenge preconceptions they may hold about Australian social and cultural constructs in the context of its physical landscape and current climate issues.
Featured artists include Duha Ali and Justine Youssef, Ophelia Bakowski, Miriam Charlie, Club Ate (Bhenji Ra and Justin Shoulder) in collaboration with Tristan Jallah, Nici Cumpston, Tammy Law, James Tylor and Anne Zahalka (pictured below).
The photography exhibition analyses the relationship with the landscape, defined for both the First Nations people and for those more recently arrived; interrogating deep cultural belonging, intertwined with a history of conflict, marginalisation and displacement. The works examine connection and disconnection to country by expanding on traditional landscape photography, deconstructing how Australian land is occupied, and by exploring
ideas of home and identity in the context of cultural, personal and historical narratives.