PHOTO LIVE with Danica Chappell and Eliza Hutchison


PHOTO LIVE features artists premiering new projects that occupied public spaces during the Festival.

PHOTO LIVE is a series of artist conversations that took place throughout PHOTO 2021 addressing the social and cultural role photography plays in our lives. Curators, academics and practitioners discussed a range of issues from identity, community and belonging to human rights and social justice.

PHOTO 2021 Artistic Director Elias Redstone and artists Danica Chappell and Eliza Hutchinson discuss their commissioned work for the Festival. These artists blend the personal and the public in experimental and abstracted ways. In Eliza’s work, intimate family moments are intertwined with photojournalistic imagery made as a Photographer in Residence at the Parliament of Victoria. Danica creates photographs from slow, thoughtful exchanges between matter and process in her darkroom studio. Gestural, bodily movements create private performances as the artist’s hand constructs geometric expressions and slippages of form. Modes of communication, ritual and resistance are merged in these artist’s work.

In partnership with MPavilion.

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