Ciaran Begley (NZ)

Born 1976, Honolulu, U.S.
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia

Ciaran Begley was born in Hawaii, raised in New Zealand and lives in Melbourne. Having exhibited in the UK, New Zealand, Sydney and Melbourne; Begley’s installational works explore physical forces such as gravity, light and heat to explore physical experiences that cling to aesthetic concerns.

For Encounter in a Dark Room Ciaran Begley is presenting a series of lens-based interventions. Begley’s work uses lenses to focus the light from lightbulbs to generate images of themselves in real time. Presenting these works in a gallery environment aims to alter perceptions of light as a mechanism for psychological transformation.

PHOTO 2022 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