FINALIST 2019 BOWNESS PRIZE

I’m very honoured to have been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Bowness Prize for Photography.

The 58 finalists will be exhibited at Monash Gallery of Art from 5 October until 17 November 2019.

“Selected from nearly 700 entries these works collectively create a cohesive snapshot of contemporary photographic practice today.”

https://www.mga.org.au/bowness-prize/2019-finalists/index/pp/96/pg/1

https://www.mga.org.au/library/media/document/2019_bowness_prize_-_shortlist_announced_-_media_release_with_image_captions.pdf

Award announcement on 10 October 2019

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Semi Finalist Head On Portrait prize

I’m a semi-finalist in the Head On Portrait Prize Sydney. The semi-finalists’ slideshow is screened alongside the Head On Portrait Prize exhibition at Paddington Town Hall between 4 May – 19 May 2019.

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New show at gaffa, Sydney

Excited to be showing some new work with my friend Zac Fenn at gaffa gallery in Sydney from 28 February - 11 March.

'In passing’ explores movement, kinetic energy and ultimately the brevity of life. Fenn draws upon the ‘vehicular attraction’ of utilitarian vehicles with his drawings, whilst my B&W images capture vehicular decay.

My new photographic series focuses on car engines in a western Sydney car graveyard, picked apart for bits that can be reused. Close ups highlight their fascinating abstract patterns, texture, shape and size.

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MGA FUNDRAISING DINNER

I'm pleased to donate my Bowness Prize finalist work "Through a glass, darkly Screen #1" to the Monash Gallery of Art fundraising dinner. There will be an auction of donated artworks by Australian artists with funds raised used to promote Australian photography.

Preview some of the artworks to be auctioned: https://www.mga.org.au/support-us/darkroomdinner-auction

https://www.mga.org.au/support-us/darkroomdinner

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FINALIST MANDORLA ART PRIZE

I'm a finalist in the Mandorla Art Prize. The winner will be announced on 1 June in Perth. 

The finalists will be exhibited from June 2 – 30 at Turner Galleries, Northbridge, Perth.

https://mandorlaart.com/mandorla-finalists-announced/

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PHOTOACCESS SHOW REVIEW

Canberra Times photography writer Peter Haynes has reviewed the Photoaccess group show calling it an "excellent exhibition full of many highlights".

He writes: "Another image of particular appeal to me is Emilio Cresciani's Through a glass darkly FRAGMENT #2 (Cat. 21). The singularity of the glass fragment sitting cleanly on its background of white was entrancing and captivating in its singularity." 

Red the full review here: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/the-view-from-here-and-horizons--earth-and-water-at-photoaccess-are-impressive-20180306-h0x452.html

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"THE VIEW FROM HERE" PHOTOACCESS CANBERRA

I'm in a new group show at Photoaccess Canberra that asked members to "creatively explore unique perspectives of the places and spaces they encounter".  2-25 March 2018

https://www.photoaccess.org.au/see/exhibitions/the-view-from-here-a-photoaccess-members-exhibition/

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NEW EXHIBITION MELBOURNE

I am in a new exhibition Fragments Shored Against the Ruins, curated by Ashley Lumb and Chloe Halewood in Melbourne.

Coinciding with the launch of Bluethumb Photography, a curated online gallery for Australian fine art photographers, the show considers waste as an aesthetic phenomenon. 

Dates: 1st -10th December (1 Dec: 6-9pm, 2, 3, 9, 10 Dec: 10-5pm, 4-8 Dec by appointment only)    Opening reception: 1st December, 6-9pm

Artists: Aaron Bradbrook, Bindi Cole-Chocka, Emilio Cresciani, Merilyn Fairskye, Robin Friend, Mike Gray, Tim Handfield, Naomi White.

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fragments-shored-against-the-ruins-tickets-39539322177

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BOWNESS PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT NIGHT

It was a great to be at the announcement of the Bowness Prize winner the other night. So many wonderful works and a good opportunity to meet some wonderful artists.

https://www.mga.org.au/bowness-prize/gallery-2017/index/image/219/pg/2

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