Portrait of My Environment

Photographic Art Practices –

This body of work, my Individual Project (IP2) is the result of the final year of my 3 year Bachelor of Photography degree undertaken at the Qld College of Art (Griffith University), South Bank, Brisbane.

My major is Photographic Art Practices and the IP is described in the Course Profile as:

“Individual Project 2 builds on the student’s understanding of the photographic medium in relation to their own art practice and the student’s sphere of interest. The primary purpose of this course requires the student to develop and refine a personal work method leading to a considered and resolved body of work .

IP2 combines critique and discussion in relation to the student’s photographic practice. Students elect a personal direction, which is carried out in consultation with the Course Convenor. The student will work with supervision to bring together the theoretical and practical within an aesthetic, conceptual, philosophical and political framework. Group discussion and non-assessable critique by academic staff and external practitioners are employed to assist the student .

This course draws together all other learning, knowledge and experience gained within the Bachelor of Photography and is directed towards the culminating stage of production of a coherent and self-motivated body of photographic work alongside an evolving professionalism suitable to graduate. Students will undertake aspects of project management such as planning, staging, time-lining, budgeting, outputting required in the production of an exhibition-ready body of photographic work”.

The body of work shown below is the culmination of 6 months work – shooting, critique (and repeat, repeat, repeat).  The work was exhibited in the Webb Gallery, QCA and was assessed by both our lecturer, Ms Marian Drew  and an external assessor, Mr Jose da Silva, Senior Curator of the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Brisbane.

Artist Statement –

“This body of work seeks to explore the relationship I have with the land, particularly my own personal environment.

This typographical series positions objects found on my rural property. My choices are framed by a personal relationship to that environment and thus the typology explores a personal portrait about human relationship to rural environments”.

There are 10 images in the series each printed on Epson Lustre Paper.  Size:  1189mm x 816mm including a 70mm border in white.

The images in this series are available or purchase – either separately or as a package.

My hopes for the future of this series involve exhibiting in several galleries both in Australia and overseas.

Kind Regards

Vanessa

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