2019 Areola

The Fragile Border

 … the fragile border … where identities (subject/object, etc) do not exist or only barely so – double, fuzzy, heterogeneous, animal, metamorphosed, altered, abject.[i]                             –   Julia Kristeva

Convention leads us to believe that the photographic border … Continued

2018 Beyond Reason, QUT

2017 TARNANTHI, Art Gallery of South Australia

2018 Things are perfect for now

2018 Fusuma

Justine Varga on Fusuma

The panels that comprise Fusuma derive from a single cameraless exposure of a 10 x 8 inch negative. This exposure was made while I was resident in London. It was there that I was briefed about … Continued

2018 The Lucky Country?

2018 Tactile Site

2018 Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia

Better known by the nom de guerre Ghostpatrol, David Booth first entered his ‘other place’ growing up in Hobart in the 1980s. Feeling geographically isolated, he set about constructing a universe of his mind’s making. Through drawings, paintings and sculpture, … Continued

2018 Living Rocks: A Fragment of the Universe

Artist Statement

It was a cloudless, high-summer’s day when Lesley and I, following the neighbouring farmer’s instructions, found our way in the ute to the edge of Lake Hawdon South, two ranges inland from the coast of South Australia between … Continued

2018 Moment In Time

Sally Bourke

2018 Miller

2018 From Will to Form, TarraWarra Biennial

2018 Tall Tales and True

2018 The History of Australia

Selected Works

2017 Photogenic Drawing

Justine Varga on Maternal Line

What is the transaction that takes place when a photographic portrait is made? This question is key to understanding Maternal Line, a photograph I made earlier this year and submitted to the Olive Cotton … Continued

2016 Silver and Salt, Hazelhurst Gallery

2016 Memoire

Memoire

Made without a camera and over extended periods, my photographs embody a particular intersection of time and place, offering an autobiographical witnessing of the world, a memoire, rather than mere acts of representation. These photographs come into being as … Continued

2017 Art Gallery of New South Wales

2015 Accumulate

Unforeseen Phenomena

Chris Abrahams

I was honoured to have been asked by Justine to write something about her most recent work. She had heard me perform with my group The Necks at Café Oto in London in 2014, and felt … Continued

2017 Phytophilia

2017 If it keeps on raining the levee’s gonna break

2017 Blinding by the light

Blinding by the light

‘The denial of contingency is not simply an issue of aesthetics and visual order, but a much wider one of social control and cultural cleansing.’

‘Tree’ and ‘Trees’

‘In … repressing the sense of homelessness that … Continued