Opening reception: Selina Ou

Selina Ou, [The Kite], 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Selina Ou, The Kite, 2021. Courtesy the artist.


14 May 2022

Saturday, 1-3pm (AEST)


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




Free, no bookings required

Join us for the opening of Selina Ou’s highly anticipated solo exhibition Neighbourhood Tales and book launch for A Tendency.

Neighbourhood Tales is a series of suburban narrative photographs that explore themes of the human condition, identity and the legacy of the Great Australian Dream.

A Tendency is a series of artists’ books interrogating contemporary practices of documentative nature. This publication is a mediator between editorial and artistic distribution by disseminating artworks inside each issue. This edition of A Tendency looks at the practice of photographer Selina Ou, discussing identity politics, societal structures and consumer culture.

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  • Selina Ou (AU)

    Born 1977, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Lives and works Melbourne, Australia

    Selina Ou is known for her large-scale colour photographs of people at work, at home or in their local environment. In her works, she explores themes such as identity and the human condition.

    Ou was born in Malaysia and moved to Australia at the age of two. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours majoring in Photography at the Victorian College of the Arts, and now lives and works in Melbourne. Ou has undertaken numerous artist residencies in Australia, China, Japan, Chile and the USA, funded by grants from the Australia Council, Arts Victoria and by municipalities in China and Japan. She has also been the recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts Greene Street residency in New York and the Gertrude Contemporary studio residency. Awarded the ANZ Emerging Artist Award in 2005, Ou’s work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the National Library of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, Monash Gallery of Art, Hobart City Council, Artbank, the Australia Council and the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Chile. Her work is also included in the UBS Art Collection and the JGS Collection in New York, as well as in numerous private collections.

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

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