PHOTO LIVE: Danica Chappell and Eliza Hutchison

25 February 2021
Image: Danica Chappell, [Thickness of Time #8], 2018-19. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Danica Chappell, Thickness of Time #8, 2018-19. Courtesy the artist.


25 February 2021

Thursday, 4:30-5:15pm (AEST)




MPavilion Parkade [i]
Level 7/34 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
(access via lifts on Mcilwraith Place)


Wheelchair access, Auslan interpretor

Wheelchair and general access to Level 7 is via lifts from ground floor off McIlwraith Place.

If you require an Auslan interpreter please make your booking 3 business days in advance.

Join PHOTO 2021 Artistic Director Elias Redstone and artists Danica Chappell and Eliza Hutchinson to discuss their commissioned work for the Festival. These artists blend the personal and the public in experimental and abstracted ways. In Eliza’s work, intimate family moments are intertwined with photojournalistic imagery made as a Photographer in Residence at the Parliament of Victoria. Danica creates photographs from slow, thoughtful exchanges between matter and process in her darkroom studio. Gestural, bodily movements create private performances as the artist’s hand constructs geometric expressions and slippages of form. Modes of communication, ritual and resistance are merged in these artist’s work.

Free, registrations required. This event has a limited live audience capacity and will also be live streamed.

The live stream will be broadcast on our homepage and Facebook Live (no need to book).

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  • Danica Chappell (AU)

    Danica Chappell is a visual artist working on the traditional lands of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri in Naarm (Melbourne). Chappell creates photographs from slow, thoughtful exchanges between matter and process in her darkroom studio. Chappell’s work has recently appeared in group and solo exhibitions including New Matter: Recent Forms of Photography, AGNSW Sydney (2016) and That’s Our Shadow on the Moon, CAVES ARI (2015). She was the recipient of an Australian Council Arts Projects Grant (2017) and is a shortlisted artist in the 2020 Bowness Photography Prize, MGA, Melbourne. Recently commissioned solo exhibitions include, Thickness of Time at Heide III MoMA Project Gallery, Melbourne (2018-19) and Far from the Eye at Latrobe Art Institute, Bendigo as a commissioned artist for PHOTO 2021.

  • Eliza Hutchison (AU)

    South African-born, Melbourne-based artist Eliza Hutchison uses photography to explore how truth and meaning can be manipulated and hybridised. Her experimental approach involves various modes of in-camera and algorithmic abstraction. Hutchison has exhibited widely in Australia and Asia, with exhibitions including The National 2019: New Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales; Image-Reader, Centre for Contemporary Photography; Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria; and Artificial and Supernatural, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Hutchison’s first monograph Family Photos was published by Perimeter Editions and was shortlisted for the Australia & New Zealand Photobook Award.

  • Elias Redstone (UK)

    Elias Redstone is the founder and Artistic Director of PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography. With over 15 years experience within the arts sector, Elias has a track record of initiating and delivering innovative cultural programs in collaboration with leading institutions such as Barbican Art Gallery, MoMA and Storefront for Art and Architecture. He was Curator of the Polish Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Biennale and Senior Curator at the Architecture Foundation, London. He has edited publications for Prestel, Sternberg Press and Bedford Press, and served as Contributing Editor for Arena Homme Plus and GQ Style. His book Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography is published by Phaidon.


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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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