Alan Stewart (AU/PH)

our truth, our history

Image: Alan Stewart, [Valley of a Thousand Hills], Reedy Creek, 2019.

Image: Alan Stewart, Valley of a Thousand Hills, Reedy Creek, 2019.




Swanston St, State Library precinct [i]
Swanston St (cnrs of Franklin and A’Beckett Sts), Melbourne
Outdoor work – accessible all hours


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our truth, our history asks the viewer to question the ‘truths’ that are held about this land and its first people, doing so through large scale photographs taken across the Kulin Nations, lands within what is now referred to as ‘Victoria’.

Stewart’s landscapes, exhibited within the CBD, reveal that the connection to country is as true within the urban environment as it is within the bushland he depicts. His images make a connection with memory, history, and possible futures on this land.

Alan Stewart has been mentored by the RMIT School of Art.

Commissioned by Photo Australia and the Metro Tunnel Creative Program for PHOTO 2021

On display from 18 February 2021

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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