Jemima Wyman (palawa)

Dissent Atlas

01 March - 24 March
ORIG_2023_Wyman1_Haze 14_PHOTO2024

Image: Jemima Wyman, Haze 14, 2023.

Global unrest collaged into vast landscapes.


01 March - 24 March


Fed Square [i]
Federation Square, Melbourne
24 hrs


Social Futures


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Since 2008, Jemima Wyman has collected hundreds of online images related to camouflage used in global protest.

The photo-collage works from Wyman’s Haze series weave various images of smoke together to form landscapes. They become an atlas of recent global dissent. Meanwhile, her Declassified series utilises the discarded photo pieces that fall to her studio floor to depict the negative space around where smoke appears during protest—revealing defiant protesters, police with shields on masse, hands holding flares and the detritus left from conflict in the street.

The titles for these artworks are multi-page records detailing each constituent image and the associated protest, location, and date, gathering disparate historical moments into a partial yet sweeping account of global unrest.

Curated by PHOTO Australia
Commissioned by Photo Australia and the City of Melbourne
Supported by Fed Square
In association with Agency

Complete image credits of Jemima Wyman’s PHOTO 2024 works

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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