ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: DAWNE FAHEY
01 MAY - 27 MAY 2013
Dawne Fahey specialises in fine art portraiture, landscapes, documentary photography and writing. She works as a freelance photographer, writer, educator and consultant. She recently completed a Master of Documentary Photography at Sydney College of Arts, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia. Her formal qualifications also include a Bachelor of Arts - Psychology; a Bachelor of Health Science - Nursing & a Diploma of Applied Science - Nursing.
Dawne's photographs have appeared locally, nationally, and internationally in awards, exhibitions and publications. She was the winner of the 2010 Nadar Award and the Nada Fine Art Category Award with the World Gala Photography Awards. In collaboration with FIER Institute, Dawne's design work for the Contemporary Australian Family Photographic Book took out the prestigious - 2012 Canon AIPP APPA Photography Book of the Year, and a HP Asia/Pacific Japan Digital Consumer Photo book of the year - co-jointly with its printer Momento Pro.
Dawne is the founder FIER Institute's Contemporary Australian Family Photographic Project and the World Family Photography Project. Both projects ask photographers to engage deeply with the notion of family life and relationships to make new work for exhibition and book publications. The Contemporary Australian Family Photographic Project is currently on display at the Brisbane PowerHouse Museum - consisting of a print exhibition by 29 photographers across Australia.
Dawne's personal work highlights an intense curiosity between self and other, in an exploration of the intersection between cultural immersion, identity, landscape, personal meanings, time and sensIbility. She is currently working experimentally with textures and hand-made prints using gum bichromate and cyanotypes to create fine art photographs, which are rich and vibrant, mood and colour.
17 MAY - 02 JUNE 2013
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm
Picturing The Orchestral Family - Sydney Youth Orchestras is the result of Dawne Fahey's year-long residency with Sydney Youth Orchestras, capturing their musicians in rehearsal, on tour, at camps and performances. The resulting images depict the diversity of the Sydney Youth Orchestras community, and the important relationships which develop through intensive ensemble music making. This exhibition is touring concurrently with Sydney Youth Orchestras throughout their performances during 2013, to help them celebrate their 40th birthday. A book of the same name created by Dawne accompanies the exhibition.
FRIDAY 17 MAY 2013, 5.30PM
The opening of Picturing The Orchestral Family - Sydney Youth Orchestras will take place in The John Paynter Gallery.
SATURDAY 18 MAY 2013, 2.30PM - 3.30PM
Dawne Fahey will lead an informal presentation about her involvement with the World Family Photography Project and the making of Picturing The Orchestral Family - Sydney Youth Orchestras.