Exhibition launch | Leave only footprints | Tamara Dean
27 November 2022
MGA Committee of Management Chair Tony Peake, and MGA Director Anouska Phizacklea warmly invite you to the launch of Leave only footprints
Monash Gallery of Art
Emerging from the depths of nature Tamara Dean’s practice examines the human condition. Leave only footprints is the first survey of the critically acclaimed photo media artist and spans more than 20 years of her photographic practice. This immersive exhibition incorporates scent, photography, installation and the moving image to create an environment that engages the senses.
Dean’s practice transitioned from documentary to conceptual photography after the arrival of her first child. It transformed her practice into one that explores the primacy of nature and our connectedness to it and to each other. Leave only footprints spans over 11 key bodies of work that explore transitional moments in our lives; rites of passage, rituals and motherhood, and is underpinned by the artist’s longing and desire to be within and to protect nature.
Curator: Anouska Phizacklea, MGA Director
This event will also launch Lovers and misfits, an exhibition of portraits taken by Peter Milne of the first wave of punk in Melbourne, including Nick Cave, Anita Lane, Polly Borland and Rowland S Howard.