Anne Zahalka (AU)

Image: Anne Zahalka, [You Are On Dharawal Land!], 2020. Courtesy the artist and ARC ONE Gallery.

Image: Anne Zahalka, You Are On Dharawal Land!, 2020. Courtesy the artist and ARC ONE Gallery.

Anne Zahalka is one of Australia’s most respected photographic artists. She has held more than 40 solo exhibitions and been curated into over 140 group exhibitions. Zahalka’s work is represented in major national and international collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.  Zahalka has consistently and consciously explored the conventions of documentary photography and its claims to represent the truth. Her reputation as a significant artist was secured with the Resemblance series, produced In 1986 during a residency at the Kunstlehaus in Berlin.  A series of costume dramas, it also borrows knowingly from the canon of art history.  Her borrowing of art history continued with the Landscape Revisited series. Spanning 30 years, Landscape Revisited brings together photomontages based on early Australian paintings from the Heidelberg School with new iterations of Modernist works by the likes of Nolan and Drysdale, to rewrite colonial narratives, challenge stereotypes and construct a less Anglo-centric image of Australia.

PHOTO 2021 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March