Karen Song (CN)

Female Monologues

26 April 2022 - 20 May 2022
Image: Karen Song, [Touch], 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Karen Song, Touch, 2021. Courtesy the artist.


26 April 2022 - 20 May 2022


First Site Gallery [i]
Basement, 344 Swanston St, Melbourne
Tue – Fri, 11am – 5pm




Wheelchair access



Female Monologues is a new exhibition by Melbourne-based artist Karen Song, which examines the ways in which the female body can be informed and echoed by its natural surroundings.

Female Monologues offers a nurturing approach to healing our physical relationship with the natural world and the more subtle relationship with our inner landscapes.

Karen Song creates a series of self-portraits interconnected the landscape, rather than being separate from it. These intimate black and white photographs convey the subtleties of the human form and the natural environments with which we cohabitate. Influenced by feminist and gender theory, the artist aims to evoke empathy, belonging and deeper connection between our physical, natural and psychological worlds.

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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.

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