photography and everyday space

13 Sep 2012 – 3 Feb 2013

Location: Photography gallery

Free admission

Flatlands examines photography’s role in transforming the way we perceive, organise and imagine the everyday world, by looking at the changing ways photographers have depicted public and private environments.

Technological advancements, such as faster exposure times, have revealed the medium’s ability to show dimensions of our daily environments that have remained hidden from the eye.

Featuring works by 23 Australian and international artists drawn from the Gallery’s collection of 20th-century and contemporary photography, this exhibition explores perceptions of everyday space – realms of emotion, memory and desire – where real and imaginary boundaries become blurred.

Free admission

Image: David Stephenson Sant’ivo alla Sapienza 1645-50 Rome, Italy 1997, purchased with funds provided by Joanna Capon and the Photography Collection Benefactors Program 2002 © David Stephenson