Juha Tolonen Swan River Coordinates

Image: Juha Tolonen Swan River Coordinates 2013, photograph, 60 x 60 cm each image courtesy of the artist.

Isobel Wise is the visual art curator at the City of Perth. Her talk stems from an interest in how contemporary photographers approach the interpretation of urban environments to demonstrate social paradigms. She will speak about works of art from a range of periods which allow viewers to consider collective and individual identity in reference to place.

The creation of these works become a point of reference for that which is physical, and are often purposely composed to include or exclude elements which signify social, economic or political happenings at a particular moment in time. Wise will reference Tolonen’s work Swan River Coordinates amongst others, to illustrate how we interact with and use the landscape in Perth as well as our impact on it in a physical sense.

Lyle Branson_Asphalt Twig

Image: Lyle Branson Asphalt Twig 2015  Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper, 45 x 30cm

Lyle Branson will be discussing his exhibition SURVEYING THROUGH THE LANDSCAPE, showing at Free Range Gallery in October. With photographic series that looks at the Perth urban landscape of the fraying edges that occupy between pathways that we travel and public and non-public areas that at times suggest the failure of the landscape in our urban surroundings. Lyle will also be discussing the dérive process of long walks he takes through the suburbs like Stirling, Coogee and Midland, and the camera as a method of understanding landscape.

Branson studied visual arts at TAFE and Edith Cowan University. He held a solo exhibition at Central Tafe ShowCase Gallery as part FotoFreo 2012, and had group shows at Breadbox, Perth Galleries and Perth Centre for Photography.

2015 calendar:

April 30th –  Erin Coates + Ben Kovacsy

June 11th –  Nick Mahony + Ben Waters

July 23rd –  Pablo Hughes + Paola Anselmi

Sept 3rd – Natacha Suttor + Stuart Elliot

*Oct 21st – Lyle Branson + Isobel Wise  *please note this is a Wednesday night

Nov 26th – 2015 wrap – Jon Tarry/Stephanie Reisch/Josh Cobb Diamond

Studio night is held every sixth Thursday, from 9pm+ at 64 Crawford Rd Maylands (rear). Guest speakers are invited to speak on a subject of their choice – please feel free to bring friends (BYO drinks please)


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