Photo Australia presents Australian art and photography overseas in partnership with international photography festivals, galleries and cultural organisations.
Soho Photography Quarter, London
The Soho Photography Quarter is a new cultural space situated just off Oxford Street in London, presenting free open-air exhibitions and projections highlighting the very best of contemporary photography and ensuring they are accessible to the widest possible audiences, without restriction. With a focus on solo artist presentations, British and international practitioners, this bi-yearly programme of large-scale, public realm artworks comprising large-scale art friezes, overhead banners as well as moving image projections, offers unique access and insight into some of the most innovative and dynamic ‘photographic’ practices today.
The inaugural exhibition by Christian Thompson is presented by The Photographers’ Gallery and Photo Australia / PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography, and supported by the Australian Government as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22. It is an immersive site-specific installation of works including a large-scale art frieze, cross-street banners, a soundscape and projections, and features the international premiere of a new work, also titled Being Human Human Being (2022), commissioned by Photo Australia for PHOTO 2022.
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto
Atong Atem’s Photo Australia commission Surat was simultaneously in Melbourne at PHOTO 2022 and in Toronto as part of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, supported by PATTISON Outdoor Advertising.
Getxophoto Image Festival, Spain
Commissioned by Photo Australia, Agonistes explores the experiences of people who have called out wrongdoings or perceived injustices. Following its premiere at PHOTO 2021, the work was featured in Getxophoto Image Festival 2021 in Spain.