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Showcasing the stunning work of award winning night photographer, Peter Solness. Highlights from the Head On Portrait Prize 2004-2010 & ‘Artist of the Month’ Guests.
- The Superintendents Residence, Centennial Park
Showcasing the stunning work of award winning night photographer, Peter Solness,
Highlights from the Head On Portrait Prize 2004-2010 & ‘Artist of the Month’ Guests.
VENUE Superintendents Residence, Centennial Park.
LOCATED Adjacent the Paddington Gates (entry from Oxford St).
OPENING DATE Saturday 23 October 2010
GROUP SHOW Opens 13 November 2010 (artists to be announced)
OPENING HOURS Weekends only. 11am – 6pm, Sat-Sun until 30 January 2011.
CLOSED Mon-Fri & Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day only.
Expect nothing less than stunning, poetic and beautiful photographs on every visit to this unique gallery space. Moshe Rosenzveig, Head On Photo Festival Director
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The exhibition will feature a continual rotation of works of acclaimed night photographer Peter Solness’ Illuminated Landscape series and his celebrated nocturnal landscapes of Sydney’s bushland, coastal walks, indigenous rock engravings and Centennial Park itself – one of which won Solness the coveted 2010 NSW Parliamentary Plein Air Photographic Prize.
It will also feature work from previous Head On Portrait Prize Exhibitions, Australia’s most critically acclaimed photographic portrait exhibition and from 13 November, a Group Show featuring work from other celebrated Sydney Photographers (names to be announced).
Rosenzveig and Solness see this as a tremendous opportunity to share with us all, the breadth and depth of the incredible talent within our photographic community.
The Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust is pleased to support this exhibition, providing a space for artistic endeavour in an historic parkland setting.
ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHER PETER SOLNESS www.illuminated-landscape.com
Peter Solness has been a successful photographer for over 25 years. He has become increasingly fascinated with photographing at night, using long exposures and the natural light of the moon and the additional lighting of a small hand held torch. His photographs are not only stunning, they are mesmerising, reverent, playful and profoundly beautiful. A magic is created by him and we see familiar shapes and organic objects in a new way.
In the recently published book, Sydney by author Delia Falconer and described as “brilliant” in a recent review by writer Louis Nowra, Peter Solness is profiled in the opening chapter. Falconer interviewed Solness in 2008 at one of the Aboriginal rock carving sites at North Bondi he has photographed on more than one occasion. Solness’ fascination with Sydney’s unique Aboriginal rock art and his desire to photograph these historic places, were the focus of the interview.
Peter Solness has been selected as the head photographer for this years upcoming 350.org Project on November 26 where a fire in the desert, out the back of Broken Hill, will be seen from satellite. His photograph from 2009 is a feature on the website.
His winning photograph for the 2010 NSW Parliamentary Plein Air Prize was described as ‘a striking, mysterious and alluring image…transforming a muddy swamp into a place of ethereal beauty’.
For more information and background please visit his website.
ABOUT CENTENNIAL PARKLANDS
Centennial Parklands (www.centennialparklands.com.au) is one of Australia’s most popularly visited destinations, with over 10 million visits made every year. Covering over 360 hectares, and less than 10 minutes from the Sydney CBD, the Parklands incorporates Centennial Park, Moore Park and Queens Park.
The Parklands feature spectacular landscapes, artistic, sporting, entertainment and dining precincts and some of the closest major sport and recreational facilities to the CBD, including Moore Park Golf course (www.mooreparkgolf.com.au), and the Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre (www.cpequestrian.com.au).Share
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