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PETA CLANCY in conversation with Bendigo Art Gallery’s Clare Needham for PHOTO 2021 LIVE

September 25, 2020

Peta Clancy recently participated in PHOTO 2021 festival’s Live program in conversation with Bendigo Art Gallery Curator Clare Needham. Discussing her series ‘Undercurrent’ (2018-19), Bangerang artist Clancy explores the hidden histories of colonisation through beautiful but unsettling photographs that use unique cutting and layering techniques.

Clancy is currently exhibiting this series in ‘The Burning World’ at Bendigo Art Gallery, a brilliant exhibition of works by Clancy, Hoda Afshar, Rosemary Laing and Michael Cook – part of PHOTO 2021’s expanded program. Clancy’s photographs are exhibited alongside works from the Bendigo collection to explore notions of the real and the perceived, challenging the viewer to focus on what might never have been noticed. She lectures at Monash ADA and was awarded the 2018 Fostering Koorie Art and Culture grant from the Koorie Heritage Trust to research massacre sites on Dja Dja Wurrung and Bangerang Country. 

PHOTO LIVE is a series of live streamed conversations about the social and cultural role photography plays in our lives, addressing a range of issues from identity and belonging to human rights and social justice. You can watch the recording of Peta Clancy in conversation with Clare Needham on the PHOTO LIVE Facebook account HERE.






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