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Richard Billingham, Untitled, 1995, copyright of the artist, courtesy of Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

Richard Billingham (UK)

Thursday 23 August 2012, 6pm


at Centre for Contemporary Photography.
Gold-coin donation, no bookings required.

UK artist Richard Billingham speaks about his photographic, film and video practice.

Richard Billingham graduated from Sunderland University, UK in 1994 with a degree in painting. In 1994, whilst still a student, some photographs he'd made originally as research for his paintings were included in the exhibition Who's Looking at the Family? at the Barbican Art Gallery, London. In 1997 he was the first recipient of the The Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize (now the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize) and his work was subsequently included in Sensation at the Royal Academy, London. Gradually he gave up painting to make photographs and to experiment with video and film. In 1998, BBC2 screened his film Fishtank and in 2001 he was nominated for the Turner Prize. In 2007-8, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne presented a survey exhibition of his photography and video work.

For a recording of Richard Billingham's lecture, click here MP3, 46.4MB


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Richard Billingham, Untitled, 1995, copyright of the artist, courtesy of Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

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