Past Exhibitions

John Street: slow photography

21 October 2011 to 11 December 2011

CLOSING THIS SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER!

John Street uses an ultra large format camera to compose unique, one-off photographs. He describes his process as ‘painting with light’.

To produce each of these images a sheet of 20" x 24" (approx. 51 x 61 cms) photographic paper is fitted to the back of Street’s custom-made camera and exposed for up to 45 minutes. In most instances, the subject matter consists of foliage, feathers and fabric, which have been creatively arranged on a sheet of glass in front of the camera. During the extended exposures, various light sources are used to illuminate the subject from different angles and to modulate the spectrum of colour being captured by the camera.

Click the boxes under the image to see more of John and hear more about his work.

Current Exhibitions

  • Wesley Stacey
The wild thing
  • MGA Gala Fundraising Auction Preview 2017

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Under the sun
Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker

Past Exhibitions

Travelling Exhibitions

  • PHOTOGRAPHY MEETS FEMINISM: Australian women photographers 1970s–80s
  • The Rennie Ellis Show
  • Rod McNicol: Memento Mori
  • Australian exotica

Bowness Prize

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2015 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2014 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2013 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2012 Bowness Photography Prize
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2011
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2010
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2009
  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2008
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