Anna Carey (AU)

Psychic Visions

01 March - 24 March
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Image: Anna Carey, New Age Psychic, 2022. Courtesy the artist and Sophie Gannon Gallery.

Re-imagining sites of clairvoyance and hope.


01 March - 24 March


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


Social Futures


Wheelchair access



Psychic Visions examines the way people attempt to make sense of reality, chaos, restriction and things unseen. Throughout Covid, once-busy streets were isolated, businesses closed, and shopfronts were boarded up. However, within the chaos, the collective psyche of society was apparent in the urban landscape—there remained a utopian glimmer of hope.

Artist Anna Carey explores this polarisation through images of slightly decayed, isolated psychic shops. With their mystical names and bright lights, these stores offer a fantasy and freedom to imagine a new reality. The escapism is heightened by inserting the artist’s own real life phone number into the seductive new-age neon signage, inviting viewers to escape with her into a fantasy world.

Featuring a selection of new images exhibited for the first time, Carey’s works demonstrate that within every utopia there is an element of dystopia. In unprecedented times, with a shifting collective conscious and existential concern, Anna Carey reminds us that the future is unknown.

Supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland

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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