Past Exhibitions

Beyond Eden: Polixeni Papapetrou

22 October 2016 to 4 December 2016

Polixeni Papapetrou’s 30-year photographic career has seen her explore a variety of subjects. These have ranged from her early documentary-style portraits of drag queens, body builders and Elvis fans through to staged portraits of her children dressed in masks and costumes in front of real and imaginary backgrounds.

This exhibition brings together three recent series by Papapetrou: Lost psyche (2014), It’s all about me (2016) and Eden (2016). Each of these studio-based series explores concerns that have long been central to her practice, including role-play, performance and identity, as well as the history of art, mythology and religion. Furthermore, the works in this exhibition focus on Papapetrou’s explorations of the transitional stages of life, particularly the loss (and persistence) of childhood.

Current Exhibitions

  • Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography
  • STAGES: photography through the pandemic

Past Exhibitions

Atrium Gallery

  • Arts action: exploring the personal and political
  • Atrium Gallery – information

Travelling Exhibitions

  • John Gollings: the history of the built world
  • The light fades but the gods remain | Bill Henson
  • Robyn Stacey: as still as life

Bowness Prize

  • 2019 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2018 William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2017 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2016 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2015 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2014 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2013 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2012 Bowness Photography Prize
  • 2011 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
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