CCP Declares at the Fair

Ross Coulter and Andrew Hazewinkel

Ross Coulter

Melbourne Art Fair Project Room A66
Royal Exhibition Building 1 - 5 August 2012

Centre for Contemporary Photography presents a Project Room featuring works from two recent projects by Melbourne-based artists Ross Coulter and Andrew Hazewinkel. Both respond to different aspects of 'the collection', following residencies at the State Library of Victoria (SLV) and the British School at Rome (BSR).

Coulter's large-scale, epic photograph documents the aftermath of his 10,000 Paper Planes performance in the SLV's Domed Reading Room, in which 165 people launched 10,000 paper planes in a choreographed event. Hazewinkel's shimmering, ghostly images, created with aluminium and silver leaf on sandpaper, respond to the material fragility and subject matter of the nineteenth-century gelatin silver, glass plate photographic negatives documenting antique sculptures that comprise the Marshall Collection at the BSR.

This Melbourne Art Fair Project Room is a satellite project linked to CCP Declares, an exhibition featuring exemplary bodies of work by selected artists working at the forefront of contemporary Australian photography and video practice and its expanded field, presented concurrently at Centre for Contemporary Photography.




Ross Coulter 10,000 Paper Planes - Aftermath (1) 2011, Courtesy the artist

Last Updated 12 September 2012

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