Our latest podcast casts our eyes back at September 2017, at the opening of the Tamara Dean exhibition Force of Nature. This sophisticated collection of works spanned several years of Tamara's work, bringing together a comprehensive story and looping Tamara's love of nature into her love of the human form.
Tamara’s practice extends across photography, installation and participatory works exploring the relationship between humans and the natural world and the role ritual plays in our lives. Natural cycles within time and space, life and death, nature and spirituality contribute to her way of investigating and engaging with the world around her. Her images are of liminal spaces, occupied only briefly by young people as they move into their next world of adulthood.
An exhibition that appeared alongside the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Force of Nature became an important stop on the Biennale tour.
This interview was hosted by Owen Craven. Owen is an independent art writer, editor and curator, facilitating platforms and opportunities for artists to create and present their work.
Owen has worked in the visual arts industry for a decade, developing a mixture of curatorial and artist project management experience. Currently, he is a Curator with Urban Art Projects (UAP), and immediately prior to joining, he was the Editor of Artist Profile and Art Almanac magazines. In these roles, Owen led numerous initiatives that created platforms and opportunities for both emerging and established artists to create and present their work.