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

  • John Gollings: The history of the built world

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Antipodean emanations: cameraless photographs from Australia and New Zealand

Past Exhibitions

Travelling Exhibitions

  • On the fabric of the Ngarrindjeri Body | At Monash Civic Centre
  • The Rennie Ellis Show
  • Australian exotica
  • Wesley Stacey
The wild thing

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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