[Free, Exhibitions, Premiere]
Artist talk: Zoë Croggon in conversation with Daniel Boetker-Smith
15 May 2022
Sunday, 11am (AEST)
Rear 90 Moor St, Fitzroy
Wed – Fri, 12pm – 5pm
Sat, 12pm – 4pm
Free, no bookings required
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS A SPEAKER HAS COVID.
Join artist Zoë Croggon in conversation with Daniel Boetker-Smith about her solo exhibition, Mother Tongue. Daniel Boetker-Smith is an educator, writer, curator, publisher, and photographer based in Melbourne. He is the Dean of Studies at Photography Studies College (Melbourne) and the Director of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive.
Mother Tongue examines the interior and exterior borders that shape our lives, and interrogates their meanings—what they include and also what they exclude.
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Daniel Boetker-Smith (AU)
Daniel Boetker-Smith is an educator, writer, curator, publisher, and photographer Daniel is the Dean of Photography at Photography Studies College (Melbourne) and the Director of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive, a not-for-profit library of self-published and independent photobooks.
Zoë Croggon (AU)
Born 1989, Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne-based artist Zoë Croggon works with sculpture, video, drawing and primarily, collage. Her practice considers the relationship between the kinetic body and its surroundings, contemplating the role we play in our environment and how deeply our surroundings inform the cadence of our lives. Created primarily from found photographs, her works study texture, light, and form, examining the possibilities and limits of pictorial abstraction and metamorphosis.
Solo exhibitions of Zoë Croggon’s work have been held at the National Gallery of Victoria, Gertrude Contemporary, Peckham 24 (London), Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Perth Centre for Photography, Daine Singer and the Melbourne Art Fair. She has participated in group exhibitions at institutions including the National Gallery of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Silver Eye Centre for Photography, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Monash University Museum of Art, NGV Studio, Samstag Museum of Art, Ian Potter Museum of Art and the VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery.
Croggon has been awarded the Maddocks Art Prize (2019), Art Gallery of New South Wales Studio Scholarship at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2018), ARTAND Australia / Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award (2014), the Asia-Pacific Photobook Prize (2015) and the ACACIA Art Award (2010). Her work is held in collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, MUMA, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Horsham Regional Gallery, Gippsland Art Gallery and Artbank.