Selina Ou (AU)

Neighbourhood Tales

26 April 2022 - 21 May 2022
Image: Selina Ou, [The Kite], 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Selina Ou, The Kite, 2021. Courtesy the artist.


26 April 2022 - 21 May 2022


Sophie Gannon Gallery [i]
2 Albert St, Richmond
Tue – Sat, 11am – 5pm





Selina Ou is known for her large-scale colour photographs of people at work, at home, and in their local environment.

Neighbourhood Tales is a series of suburban narrative photographs exploring themes of the human condition, identity, and the legacy of the Great Australian Dream.

The landscapes feature two young children exploring their local environment and the social norms that surround them. Through multiple perspectives of the child, the parent and the viewer, Ou tells stories of everyday suburban existence—people trying to build a better life, and children navigating their way through daydreams, social aspirations and popular culture.

Ultimately, Neighbourhood Tales seeks to capture small, familiar moments of nostalgia, loneliness, anxiety, curiosity, imagination, fear, intimacy, boredom and frustration that make every day challenging and interesting.

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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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