PhotoAccess present two new exhibitions

The In Between by Madeline Bishop and Break It Up by Karena Keys

When: Thursday 1 February 6pm and continues until 25 February

Where: Huw Davies Gallery, PhotoAccess, Manuka Arts Centre

Public Programs: Artists In Conversation on Sunday 25 Febraury at 2pm in the gallery. Free event, all welcome.

Break It Up | Karena Keys
Break It Up is a visual and tactile installation. Central to the installation is an animation filled with pulsating and bulging golden blobs that have been wrapped in translucent acrylic paint that Keys has created by manipulating documentation of her installations. This work is a further exploration of an animation exhibited at Gertrude Contemporary in 2015, on a much larger scale.
Karena Keys completed her Bachelor of Art (Visual) at the Canberra School of Art in 2005, and completed a Master of Fine Art at Sydney College of Arts in 2014. In 2008 she was the ACT recipient of the Qantas Contemporary Art Award, a prize that provided her practice with significant professional development. In 2012 she was the recipient of the CAPO London exhibition award. Keys has had numerous artist residencies including at Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin, Artspace Sydney, Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS) and Fraser Street Studios, Sydney.

The In Between | Madeline Bishop
The In Between explores the construction of women’s identities and the development of relationships within domestic space. Relying on the share house as a site and the constructed photographic image as a tool, the project considers the social malleability of liminal space and the relationships forged within it. The photographic work draws on historical imagery of women and proposes the share house as a space conducive to re-negotiating historically and socially set roles for women.
Madeline Bishop is a Canberra born artist living and working in Melbourne. Bishop holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts and a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from the Australian National University. Bishop has exhibited throughout Australia and has been a finalist in a number of prizes including the Maggie Diaz photography Prize for Women and the Ballarat International Foto Biennale Book prize. Madeline was the recipient of the Perth Centre of Photography Iris Award for the image Liz and Talulah from ‘The In Between’ series.

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Image credit: Karena Keys, Break It Up, 2017, digital image.

Image Credit: Madeline Bishop, Liz and Tallulah, 2016, inkjet print from photographic negative