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Last night I sauntered on down to a gallery I had never been to before (National Trust Tasma Gallery) to attend the opening of the Art of the Underground exhibition from Christian Pearson.
I had previously seen all the images roll off our printers, but I was
looking forward to seeing them behind glass and hung in a gallery. The
work was all printed on the wonderful Harman by Hahnemuhle Gloss Baryta,
which I thought worked well with the industrial subject matter.
Upon entering the gallery, a speech was underway from Lorenzo Iozzi –
Senior Collections Manager Images, Museum Victoria, and the one line in
his speech that struck me was that it has taken Christian four and half
years and 16000 photos to get to this exhibition of 29 photographs.
After having a look around the gallery, admiring the work, I could not
help but wonder what is contained within the remaining 15971 photos
Christian took in these locations.
Now, taking photos of photos printed on gloss paper mounted behind
glass proved BEYOND my meager photography skills. So I don’t have many
images to share, but do yourself a favour and check ALL the images out
on Christian’s website here. Or better yet, get along to the show if you can.
A big congratulations to Christian on an excellent opening night and
for creating a great historical record of what makes up Melbourne. If
you would like to see this exhibition for yourself, you can find all the
details of times and dates here.