CONOR O'BRIEN, AMANDA MAXWELL & THOMAS JEPPE
DO YOU REMBEMBER WHAT IT WAS?
SAT 6 UNTIL SAT 22 DECEMBER 2007
Conor O'Brien's works capture, in the sincerest manner, the people and places that surround him. Hold On To Each Other is his latest series, recently exhibited at the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney. Each piece is the study of a moment - more often than not they are spontaneous images prompted by a certain mood, light or setting. A recent finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007, O'Brien currently lives and works in Sydney but has also called Melbourne, Perth and Vancouver home. Previous solo exhibitions include Hold On To Each Other at the Australian Centre for Photography, Westside at Johnston Gallery, Perth and Utopian Slumps, 2007. Group exhibitions include the Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Award at the Gold Coast Art Gallery, 2007, Mixtape at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, 2005/06 and the City of Perth Photomedia Award at PICA, Perth, 2004. Upcoming exhibitions include the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007 at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra and a solo exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in 2008.
Photographer, scientist, poet and writer Amanda Maxwell has exhibited at Someday Gallery, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces and Viewing Space in Melbourne; China heights and Monster Children in Sydney; Seize sur Vingt in New York and Arts House in Perth. She has been included in such publications as Doingbird, Monster Children, Oyster, King Brown, NowNow and Hijacked. Born in Singapore, growing up in New Zealand and currently living in Sydney, a book of Maxwell's stories will be coming out through Serps Press in 2008.
Thomas Jeppe is the founder of Serps Press and the author of the inaugural Serps Press publication, Home Made Tattoos Rule. After a steady stream of work published in national and international magazines, Thomas became editor of the NowNow website's photography section, NowNow Gallery, an online forum that actively seeks and shows the best of contemporary international photography. He recently spoke at the ACP as a leading independent photography publisher in Australia. Having curated the touring photography exhibition Everything Forever in 2007, Thomas will be exhibiting his latest body of work in this group exhibition. Thomas' next publication, Serps Journal: New Young Australian Photography, features his own work in conjunction with Conor O'Brien, Louis Porter, and Christopher Day.
Do You Remember What it Was? presents a new series of works from O'Brien, Maxwell and Jeppe.
PHOTOGRAPHY: LOUIS PORTER