j_davies_final headshot landscape_2022_credit - Jacinta Oaten

J Davies

Born 1994, Narrm, Australia
Lives and works Narrm, Australia

J Davies is a multidisciplinary Takataapui artist archiving contemporary queer existence. J cultivates connection to community and culture whilst considering themes of identity, intimacy and neurodiversity.

J Davies graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2017, formalising an expansive photographic practice that they have been undertaking since 2008. In 2022 J was awarded the World Centred Photography Practice award from RMIT and in the same year was shortlisted for the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, and the Incinerator Gallery’s Incinerator Award. In 2022 they published their first book Half of My Whole Life Was Just a Dream exploring the connectedness of consciousness and subconsciousness. Most recently, J has been included in Melbourne Now, 2023, with a major photographic installation.

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