Unpicking the Constructed Photograph

Artists Speak About Their Process
Siri Hayes, David Rosetzky, Darren Sylvester and Anne Zahalka

Darren Sylvester


Wednesday 24 October, 6pm
Centre for Contemporary Photography
Entry by gold coin donation

What does it take to produce a constructed photograph? Is there a process of research? What is it like working with people, or on location, or both? What happens in the studio?

In conjunction with CCP's Gregory Crewdson exhibition, In a Lonely Place, four leading Australian artists give us a rare insight into the processes behind their photographs. Each will take us through the making of a work. This is a great opportunity to hear directly from the artists, who will speak about a photograph or series of their choice.

Siri Hayes
Siri Hayes works primarily with photography investigating place, multiple histories and associated ecological issues. More recently she has incorporated domestic crafts into her practice, resulting in a solo exhibition entitled All you knit is love, exhibited at CCP in 2012. In 2013, Heide Museum of Modern Art will present an exhibition of her work entitled Homespun coat. Hayes has exhibited extensively in Australia; and internationally in Japan, France, Finland and Poland. Her work is held in many important public and private collections throughout Australia and in private collections abroad.

David Rosetzky
David Rosetzky works predominantly in video, photography and installation. He is primarily interested in the ways in which relationships with others shape a sense of self and group belonging. He regularly collaborates on his video works with professionals from the dance and theatre disciplines. Rosetzky's work has been exhibited widely in Australia and overseas and has been acquired by many public and private collections both nationally and internationally. David Rosetzky is represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

Darren Sylvester
Darren Sylvester's multidisciplinary practice involves photography, sculpture, video and music. Usually involving a wide range of pop culture elements and narratives, mediums are given high-end production sheens or twists to be transformed into discussions on contemporary ennui, pathos and mortality that is direct, yet embedded with levels of complexity. Sylvester's work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally, and his work is held in important public and private collections in Australia and abroad. Darren Sylvester is represented by Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney.

Anne Zahalka
Anne Zahalka is one of Australia's most highly regarded contemporary artists working with photography. She has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally for thirty years. Her works are held in most major public collections in Australia as well as numerous private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas. In 2007 CCP presented a major survey of Zahalka's work entitled Hall of Mirrors: Anne Zahalka Portraits 1987-2007, curated by Karra Rees and which toured Australia throughout 2008 and 2009. Anne Zahalka is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Arc One Gallery, Melbourne.

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Image: Darren Sylvester On Holiday 2011, courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

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