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Corner of Smith & Otter Streets Collingwood
May–August 2012

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Simon Terrill

Simon Terrill

Centre for Contemporary Photography is pleased to present Rivoli #2 by Simon Terrill on the corner of Smith and Otter Streets Collingwood. Terrill's new, full-colour publication Proscenium, published by M.33, is available for sale in the CCP Shop.

Simon Terrill's work is a photographic engagement with groups and crowds that has involved large scale orchestrated gatherings of communities in specific sites and also images of groups of people captured in motion, unaware of the camera's presence. The focus on the crowd is centered around an idea of a contrasting and oscillating space between the personal and the public, the individual and the collective and the impact of these fluid definitions on architecture, portraiture and the photograph.

Terrill is interested in the smears, stains and colourings that result from layering successive exposures onto a single negative, and the way this layering process can open a scene to a photographic scrutiny of time, place and embedded stories. These spaces become stage sets, where all manner of actors pass through the frame, leaving nothing but ghostly traces in the final image.

Simon Terrill is an Australian artist currently based in London. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including most recently: Balfron Project II, 2 Willow Road, National Trust home of Erno Goldfinger, Hampstead, UK (2012); Bow Cross, Sutton Gallery Project Space, Melbourne (2012); Balfron Project, Nunnery Gallery, Bow, London, UK (2011); and Contemporary Encounters, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2010). Terrill was a recipient of the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship in 2008 and recently completed a residency with Acme Studios, London. His work is in held in collections in Australia, the US and the UK. In 2012 Terrill's monograph Proscenium was published by M.33. Simon Terrill is represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

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Image: Simon Terrill Rivoli #2 2010 (detail)

Last Updated 13 September 2012

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