Past Exhibitions

Ingeborg Tyssen: Photographs

21 November 2012 to 3 February 2013

Ingeborg Tyssen’s works have the rare ability of being able to acutely observe people within their environment. Her earliest photographs, taken in the city streets, fun parks, and suburbs of ‘70s Australia and America, radiate a gentle surrealism mixed with urban isolation.

Tyssen arrived in Australia in 1957 as a child from her native Holland. She initially found it difficult to connect with the new language and landscape, and this feeling of dislocation persisted in her art. In 1995 the Art Gallery of New South Wales presented a midcareer survey of her work and she continued to exhibit in commercial galleries and museums in Australia and abroad until she died as a result of a motor accident in 2002. In her obituary, critic Robert McFarlane wrote: ‘With Tyssen’s death, Australia has lost one of the most talented photographers from the postwar generation…The originality and lack of ego in these images will ensure their enduring place in the history of the medium.’

Ingeborg Tyssen: Photographs is an Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre Travelling Exhibition

Current Exhibitions

  • William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • Allusion & Illusion: the fantastical world of Valerie Sparks

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Robyn Stacey: As still as life

Past Exhibitions

Travelling Exhibitions

  • Australian exotica
  • John Gollings | The history of the built world

Bowness Prize

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography 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
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