Not for the Sake of Something More

19 February 2021 - 27 March 2021
Image: Ali McCann, [Continuous Relief], 2018. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Ali McCann, Continuous Relief, 2018. Courtesy the artist.


19 February 2021 - 27 March 2021




Sarah Scout Presents [i]
Level 1/12 Collins St, Melbourne
Thu – Sat, 12pm – 5pm


Wheelchair access

Photographs no longer reflect the world; rather the world reflects them. They deliver a version of reality that at surface level is consumed as ‘truth’. As such, photographs demand an act of faith.

Featuring new commissions by Janina Green, Sanja Pahoki, Tori Lill, Kiron Robinson and Ali McCann alongside existing work from Emanuel Rodriguez and Aaron Christopher Rees, Not for the sake of something more confronts this condition and asks: What is photography today? How can the photographic image represent in a post-truth deep fake world? And how can artists say anything with a medium that requires such faith?

This exhibition expands an understanding of photography beyond its representational fidelity to engage with the doubtful action of looking.

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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