PHOTO LIVE: James Tylor (cancelled)
19 February 2021
Image: James Tylor, Economics of Water #2 (Divide), 2018. Courtesy the artist.
19 February 2021
Friday, 5-5:45pm (AEST)
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.
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 travel concerns.
Join artist James Tylor as he discusses his PHOTO 2021 commission Economics of Minerals with Shaune Lakin, Senior Curator of Photography, National Gallery of Australia.
Tylor explores Australian cultural representations through the perspectives of his multicultural heritage, which comprises Nunga (Kaurna), Māori (Te Arawa) and European (English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch and Norwegian) ancestry. His new work—presented in partnership with the Metro Tunnel Creative Program—highlights the environmental impact of mining on Australia, with a focus on the landscapes around Broken Hill.
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James Tylor (AU)
Born in Mildura, Victoria, visual artist James Tylor grew up in Menindee in far west New South Wales, before moving to Kununurra and Derby in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in adolescence. His work explores Australian cultural representations through the perspectives of his multicultural heritage, which comprises Nunga (Kaurna), Māori (Te Arawa) and European (English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch and Norwegian) ancestry.
Originally trained as a carpenter in Australia and Denmark, Tylor is now a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice explores Australian environment, culture and social history. His preferred mediums include video, painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, sound, scents, food, and using both analogue and digital photographic techniques to create contemporary Daguerreotypes—and to create new representations of Australian society and history.
Shaune Lakin (AU)
Dr Shaune Lakin is Senior Curator Photography, NGA. Shaune was previously Gallery Director, Monash Gallery of Art, in Melbourne. MGA is Australia’s only public gallery dedicated to collecting Australian photography and has over a 24-year period built a nationally significant collection. Before joining MGA in late 2008, Shaune was Senior Curator of Photography at the Australian War Memorial, where he wrote the first major history of Australian conflict photography and was curator of numerous exhibitions. Previously, he was Curator of International Art at NGA and a lecturer in art history and theory at the University of Melbourne, where he completed his PhD in photographic history in 2002. Shaune has written widely on the history of Australian and International photography and curated many exhibitions.