This exhibition will provide the audience with a new, fresh and uninhibited way of understanding and exploring the nude in photography. This group exhibition will run simultaneously across two locations in Sydney (Contact Sheet Gallery) and Melbourne (The Fox Darkroom & Gallery)
the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.
· relating to the place where one lives
· return by instinct to its territory after leaving it.
Opening Event: March 24th - 5pm - 10pm.
Part of the St Leonard's Creative Precinct Block Party.
Featuring artists: Brian Cassey, Daniel Grendon, Godelieve Mols, Isabelle Baumann Ivana Jovanovic, Lola Alexander, Michael Jalaru Torres, Nick Pont, Samantha Mackie, Zorica Purlija
Anonymous secrets, from adultery, elder abuse, shame and repression to hidden love and government secrets, become art as part of 'A Secret'. An exhibition of photographs that each artist has, up until now, intentionally kept hidden from public view. It presents the secret works of 25 artists, each revealing and uncovering one of their innermost secrets through a single image accompanied by a brief, explanatory statement. However, in a departure from the norm, all works will be presented anonymously.
‘Art is My Voice’ features five asylum seekers from countries including Somalia and Iran who will have their photographic work exhibited at the Contact Sheet gallery from the 21st- 25th of February. The exhibition forms part of a participatory program in collaboration with Life Without Barriers and Flashpoint Labs, centred on forging a new positive path for participants in the initiative.
Join us for drinks, nibbles for the last opportunity to check out 'Watch this space' exhibition on 11/02/17 1pm - 3pm at contact sheet
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Watch This Space introduces Gabriel Clark, Natasha Murray, Sergio Seiglie, Hugo Sharp, Neela Shearer and Doris Wang, participants in the Contact Sheet mentorship and development program in 2016.
Opening & Installation images inside!
Frederic Courbet, John Dobson, Jon Johannsen, Kurt Sorensen
As time progresses, the natural and man-made spaces surrounding us develop and change. From the ancient to the modern, the stories of change are innumerable.
This exhibition sees the four artists explore how time has affected the spaces around them in very distinct and different ways.
Image: Frederic Courbet
“Guarding the innermost secrets of our data lives, both laudable and necessary, is one thing.
The whole brouhaha over maintaining the chimera of our privacy, is another,
and is as pointless and ludicrous as
building a sand castle to protect us against a tidal wave.”*
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Curated by Steven Cavanagh
Artists: Damian Dillon, Sallwa Hourani, Glenn Lockitch, James Needham-Walker, Yul Scarf, Sandra Winkworth and Steven Cavanagh.
Safety is a chimera, a mythological creature composed of many parts, the many different ways we employ to feel, and keep ourselves safe. If we are threatened by virtual danger, a beast with many heads, then we are also threatened with physical danger, we fear and dwell within a sort of paranoia, stuck in an inertia of inability.
artwork by Damian Dillon
Artist - Steven Cavanagh
In our often-isolating society, joining others to mourn for a stranger helps people feel connected, part of a larger whole and a common cause. This was most dramatically seen after the death of Princess Diana in 1997, which was followed by the largest public expression of grief for a single death in history.
Contact sheet is excited to launch 'The Print Shop'
a dedicated gallery and online store showcasing photographic works of Australian and internationsl artists. A space in which people can view, enjoy and buy photography.
Launch event - 1pm - 3pm Saturday 24th September
RSVP essential - email@example.com
A coming together of grassroots groups within the Sydney photography world. Photographers are drawn from Untitled, Arthere and Contact Sheet.
Launching from 6pm May 17. Gallery open Tuesday - Saturday 11am-6pm.
Richard Payne, Michaela Skovranova , Derby Chang, Franky Tsang, Geoffrey Roberts, Stephanie Simcox, Stephen Godfrey, Timothy Harland, Digby Duncan, Caroline McLean Foldes, Lynn Smith, Sally McInerney, Michael Haylen, Suellen Symons, Lola Alexander, Meg Hewitt, Godelieve Mols
Danced to Guitars is a photographic exhibition about people who belonged to a tight-knit tribe; a mini subculture that developed in an indie nightclub called ‘The Depot’. With themes of reflection, personal journeys and belonging it’s a story of the Depot Kids, as they reflect on that formative experience 10 years later.
Decisive Moment – Group Photographic Exhibition
Curated by Paul McDonald (contact sheet) and Sandy Edwards (Arthere)
Each artist has selected a single photograph.
Each work represents a decisive moment within the artist’s practice, which informed their future work or career.
Starr explores ” Old world Europe ‘ in this small Dalmatian fishing villiage in Croatia.
The Adriatic Sea surrounds this eastern peninsular harbour , that envelopes its people and defines its way of life . Transfixed in pre-war times, Sućuraj evokes a sense of yesteryear.
I visited Istanbul in Turkey in 2013 shortly after the Gezi Park protests. The protests were initially sparked by the bulldozing of Gezi Park to make way for urban development. They went on to part be a diverse movement of people unhappy with an increasing autocratic and non-secular leadership. These photos are only a snapshot of a key point in time in Turkey’s history.
The Gangá-Longobá is a unique group of Afro-Cubans who live in Perico, a small town tucked away from Cuba’s tourist route. The group’s very distinctive ethnic heritage has been traced to an ancestor stolen from the Banta people in what is today Sierra Leone, who was then smuggled into Cuba and sold as a slave. In Cuba, she was given the name Josefa and toiled for decades on Santa Elena sugar plantation, just outside of Perico.
Strolling through the main streets of Gion Kobu (Kyoto’s largest Geisha district) is like being whisked back through time. My intention was to photograph Geisha in their environment, however, I wasn’t fully prepared with how visually arresting they are.
Our next event is Thursday 7th August from 6pm – 7pm. Join us for the opening of ‘Project Barangaroo’ by Cesar Gonzalez. The work is for his major project at Raffles and mentorship program at contact sheet. RSVP is essential for this event at our facebook event page
Spirit Queen began as a studio based photo essay and turned into a mythological journey exploring ritual processes and the cyclic nature of life and death. I wanted the imagery to hold sensuality and soul and at the same time celebrate the female form – Christian Blanchard.