In satellite to the current exhibition, The Sievers Project, Centre for Contemporary Photography presents the work of five early career artists responding in diverse ways to the work and legacy of iconic Australian photographer Wolfgang Sievers (1913—2007).
In this new iteration for Melbourne Art Fair 2014, photographers Jane Brown and Cameron Clarke follow Sievers' footsteps to focus on industrial subjects, finding sites within industries now in decline. Therese Keogh's research-based practice produces a materially-rich work from the starting point of a single anomalous photograph taken by Sievers at the Roman Forum. Through sculpture and textile Meredith Turnbull draws on his connections with Melbourne's design community in the 1950s and 60s. Triggered by Sievers' photographs of industrial sewing Phuong Ngo finds shared stories of young Vietnamese refugees and the journeys taken by their mothers.
Join us at the CCP Project Room at Melbourne Art Fair 2014, stand A104. Royal Exhibition Building, 13-17 August 2014. melbourneartfair.com.au
Image: Meredtith Turnbull Composition for floor in 7 panels 2014 (detail), installation view, Photo: Christian Capurro; Cameron Clarke Gauge Area (Ford Territory Right Hand Rear Quarter Panel) Geelong Stamping Plant, Ford Motor Company 2014
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