Artist talk - Alli Harper, Helen Jolly and David Wallin
Join us at Paddington Reservoir Gardens to hear three Australian photographers share their incredible and personal exhibitions.
Photographic artists Alli and Helen exchanged words and images during Melbourne’s 115-day lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic - a visual journey that provided connection in isolation and the opportunity to reflect on events as they unfolded. They will talk about their joint project and what it meant for them at the time.
David documents the remnants of his estranged father’s life in I was too late, recording glimpses of his final moments and thoughts. He will delve deeper into this very personal project.
About the artists
Much of my work focuses on the environment we live in and how it shapes us. Our dwellings and public buildings mirror society's norms and aspirations. These spaces reflect how we see the world around us. During the prolonged lockdowns imposed during the COVID-19 epidemic, I turned the camera inwards into a more personal physical and mental space.
I am drawn to the natural environment and the organic forms within it – from vast landscapes that give us a sense of place to the micro landscapes within natural objects that go unnoticed or are discarded. During the lockdowns of 2020, it was nature and the home environment that many of us turned to – for me, it was the sea, its clifftop paths, the bush and the garden.
David Wallin is an Australian filmmaker and documentary photographer. He crafts powerful considered imagery and narratives that show the beauty, humour and drama of life from both sides of the track. He gives voice to moments of the human story that people might otherwise overlook.
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