Dianna Wells (AU)

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Dianna Wells

Born 1961, Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia
Dianna Wells’ photographic practice uses motifs from landscape and botany to explore the tensions that arise from changes to and destruction of vulnerable plant habitats and ecosystems. Recent work has seen Wells cultivate native grassland plants which she photographs with exotic plants. Referencing nineteenth-century photographic processes and the depiction of plants and landscape in historical photographic works, Wells explores low-impact analogue, camera-less and experimental photographic processes to promote both a sustainable pathway for photography and to advocate for the survival of our native plant communities and ecosystems.

PHOTO 2024 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