V&A's Photography Centre © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Photo: Thomas Adank

V&A's Photography Centre © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Photo: Thomas Adank

'New Photobooks From Australia' at the V&A, London


PHOTO Australia is curating a display of publications by 16 female and non-binary artists at the Victoria and Albert Museum's new Photography Centre in London from late May 2024.

Lisa Sorgini, Behind Glass, 2021

Anu Kumar, Ghar, 2022

PHOTO Australia will be showcasing a display of artist books at the prestigious V&A Museum in London from late May to November 2024. Presented in their new Photography Centre, the display will celebrate a new wave of women photographers who are reaching new audiences through publishing. The exhibition will demonstrate the breadth of artistic practice in Australia, encompassing queer perspectives, reflections on parenthood, and experiences of migration from important and emerging women photographers.


This will be the first national presentation of artist books at the V&A, and represents a rare chance to share the quality and diversity of work being produced in Australia with an international audience.


If you’re in London, the publications can be viewed later this month and will remain on display through November 2024. Stay tuned for public program announcements of events with Australian photographers at the V&A later this year.


This display was made possible by the generous support of Bowness Family Foundation.


The featured photobooks are:


  • Abigail Varney, Rough & Cut, 2022
    Trespasser Books (Texas)


  • Anu Kumar, Ghar, 2022
    Perimeter Editions (Melbourne)


  • Atong Atem, Surat, 2022
    PHOTO Editions: PHOTO Australia and Perimeter Editions (Melbourne).


  • Honey Long and Prue Stent, Drinking from the Eye, 2023
    PHOTO Editions: PHOTO Australia and Perimeter Editions (Melbourne).


  • Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd in collaboration with Nuñez Rojas, NUÑEZ, 2024


  • Isabella Capezio, Feeling Loss, 2023


  • Janina Green, Reproduction, 2024
    M.33 (Melbourne)


  • Lisa Sorgini, Behind Glass, 2021
    Libraryman (Paris)


  • Liss Fenwick, Humpty Doom, 2023
    Bad News Books (Te Whanganui-a-Tara)


  • Mia Mala McDonald, Once in a Lullaby, 2022
    M.33 (Melbourne)


  • Naomi Hobson, Adolescent Wonderland, 2024


  • Rebecca Najdowski, Ambient Pressure, 2023
    Tall Poppy Press (Melbourne)


  • Sarah Walker, The Well, 2024
    Perimeter Editions (Melbourne)


  • Wendy Catling, Nightshade, 2022
    M.33 (Melbourne)


  • Ying Ang, The Quickening, 2021


  • Zoë Croggon, How to Cut an Orange, 2024
    Perimeter Editions (Melbourne)


Read more about the display on the official V&A Blog.

Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd, NUÑEZ

Atong Atem, Surat, 2022

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.

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