16 AUGUST - 17 SEPTEMBER 2017

FORCE OF NATURE | TAMARA DEAN

 

Tamara Dean is an internationally recognised Australian photographer who explores rites of passage in her large scale works. Tamara studied Studio Art at the College of Fine Arts before completing her BA in Design at the University of Western Sydney, and has completed her MFA at the National Art School. Tamara has received numerous awards including the Olive Cotton Award and Sydney Life: Art & About.

Tamara’s lush and immersive works explore the transitional nature of youth. She captures the desire for exploration, of challenge and she reveals young people poised on a path to somewhere important. The tones of her images resemble pre-Raphaelite paintings, and Tamara’s love of light and dark reveal the sensuality of her muses. She combines the daily and mundane, making it exalted and divine. Her images lovingly examining her subjects as they converse, engage and communicate.

 

Please join us at 6pm on Thursday August 17 for drinks and to hear the artist in conversation with curator and ex-editor of Artist Profile Owen Craven. 

Tamara Dean's exhibition will also play host to a special seminar on the Future State of Australian Photography, 16th September between 2pm and 4pm. more information available here

Tamara Dean Cosmos 2015 pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 150 x 200cm.

Tamara Dean Cosmos 2015 pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 150 x 200cm.