Bill Henson: 26 June – 24 July 2021edit
Bill Henson‘s new exhibition is a glittering array of never-seen-before photographs. Some were commenced in the 1990s; all were completed during Melbourne’s long COVID lockdowns. The sense of deep time behind Henson’s images is a hallmark of his approach to photography – an attempt, as he puts it “to get closer to things.”
“It sometimes takes years for me to work out what I want to photograph, a rumination which gradually clarifies itself over a long period of time,“ he says. “I spend a lot of time thinking about things, daydreaming. It takes awhile for things to get to the point to say I know what I need. It’s a face, or a body or a landscape of a particular kind, or it’s the effects of the weather and how that changes the nature of the landscape.”
Bookings are not required, but please let us know in advance if you are bringing a group. Opening hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday – Friday and 1-4pm Saturdays.
If you can’t make it in person, visit the Bill Henson online viewing room.
Read more at The Age (26 June 2021) and Broadsheet (21 July 2021).
Image: Bill Henson Untitled 2016-17, CL SH816 N9, archival inkjet pigment print, 127 x 180 cm, edition of 5 + 2AP
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