Ponch Hawkes (AU)
Born 1946, Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia
Ponch Hawkes (Naarm, Melbourne) has an extensive photographic practice covering a wide variety of works that engage in critical debate and comment on Australian society and cultural life with a feminist perspective.
Her work is included in numerous major Australian exhibitions such as Know My Name (2021-23). Her work is held in major public museum collections including the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. Her current exhibition, 500 Strong, which has been touring for two years examines the body and how we view older women. It consists of 464 portraits of women over 50 naked.