Eliza Hutchison (AU/ZA)

Born 1965 Johannesburg, South Africa
Lives and works Boon Wurrung Country (Melbourne), Australia

Eliza Hutchison’s interests lie in exploring our complex and psychological relationship to the photographic image and its indexical relation to human experience. Her ‘photographic storyboards’ and their relative arrangements are conceived much like poetry, using an idiosyncratic databank of personal and media/cultural images through various processes of digital and in-camera abstraction. These photographic processes highlight the latent content of original images while also recognising the elasticity of an image. Hutchison explores photography’s potential to create poetic and fractured narratives that engage with the present cultural context. Her work defies simple explanation, confounding memory and nostalgia.

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