Meet the Maker: Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd

Image: [Nunez], Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd.

Image: Nuñez, Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd.


24 March

Sunday, 12:30-1pm (AEST)


Abbotsford Convent [i]
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford
Tue – Fri, 10am – 2pm
Sat – Sun & Public Holidays, 10am – 4pm


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Meet the Maker is a series of casual conversations taking place at PHOTO 2024’s Photobook Weekend, giving audiences an opportunity to meet and network with artists and publishers. Photobook creators will showcase their latest projects, sharing insight and answering audience questions.

Photographer Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd will be presenting her new publication NUÑEZ, an artists’ photo book exploring the visual dialogue and intimacy between two women, friends and artists, Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd and subject Nuñez Rojas. An exercise in dual exploration with an examining of Nuñez’s cultural heritage shunned by colonial displacement at its core, the photo-essay asks viewers to question their perception of others, how others may perceive them, and one’s relationship with the world around.

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  • Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd (AU)

    Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd has built a deep foundation from which to create meaningful narratives through considered processes guided by her own instincts. Her artistic language developed from a young age, immersing herself in practices across various fine art formats and higher education. Her deepest inspiration was born behind the lens and within a tactile and collaborative environment. With her technical and creative approach spanning photography and film-making, photobook storytelling was a natural next step in her desire to create artful visual stories, informed by research and personal experience. Her debut photobook NUÑEZ is an example of how her work stylistically is delivered into a print format with as much consideration as her crafted composition, allowing the design and layout to add to the visual dialogue to create a viewer’s experience that is perceptible by all senses. The aim of her work is always constant – to engage and ignite thought.


    Ilsa’s work has been awarded, published and exhibited globally. She is represented by Sam I Am Management, and is currently working on her second photobook Twelve Moons published by Mess Books.

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