What camera does Petrina Hicks use?
Hasselblad film camera
I have always shot on medium format Hasselblad film camera or 4×5” film camera. I love having a practice that is rooted in traditional photographic film techniques, and not influenced by digital technology.
What is Petrina Hicks known for?
Petrina Hicks: Bleached Gothic is the first major survey exhibition of photographer Petrina Hicks. Over her fifteen-year career, Hicks (1972– ) has gained a strong reputation for her large-scale, hyperreal photographs that subvert and disrupt the photographic language of advertising and portraiture.
Who influenced Petrina Hicks?
Highly influenced by art history and mythology – especially Greek –, the characters in her images are usually women, girls and animals – from snakes to birds, to wolfs and Sphynx cats. For example, in one photograph, a white snake coiling around a pale arm evokes biblical notions of purity and the myth of Eve.
Where does Petrina Hicks work?
UQ Art Museum, Australia.
What techniques does Petrina Hicks use?
Petrina Hicks reveals a surreal scene — within a highly controlled studio space by manipulating lighting, background, objects, and her sitters, to achieve these glossy, sculptural photographs.
What is Anne Zahalka current theme?
In Wild Life, Australia, 2019, Zahalka reimagines early Australian dioramas from natural history museums to mark out unsettling ethical and environmental issues. By subverting these fixed narratives, she reflects on the changing relationships that exist between people and the natural world.
Who is Peta Clancy?
Peta Clancy is a descendent of the Bangerang nation from the Murray Goulburn area, South Eastern Australia. She has been awarded the 2018 Fostering Koorie Art and Culture and the Koorie Heritage Trust Residency Grant funded by the Indigenous Languages and Arts Program.
Where was Anne Zahalka born?
Sydney, AustraliaAnne Zahalka / Place of birth
How did Anne Zahalka create the bathers?
Anne ZAHALKA The series is made up of staged portraits showing people at the beach. The majority of the images incorporate painted backgrounds and some use appropriation. This work directly refers to Charles Meere’s iconic painting ‘Australian beach pattern’ (1938–40).
What sort of photography does Anne Zahalka do?
‘ In photography and portraiture, Zahalka examines the tensions at play between nation-state ideologies and personal identity. Through the lenses of race, gender, and class, the artist addresses the absence of a realistic national picture through a play on art-historical motifs and signifiers.
How does Anne Zahalka use appropriation?
Anne ZAHALKA The majority of the images incorporate painted backgrounds and some use appropriation. This work directly refers to Charles Meere’s iconic painting ‘Australian beach pattern’ (1938–40). Zahalka has used the same composition as the painting and changed the characters to explore cultural diversity.
What is Anne Zahalka inspired by?
Anne: My work has been influenced by some of the reading I’ve done around photography and memory from very early texts such as Camera Lucinda by Roland Barthes to current writing on photography.