Inaugurated on March 14, the group photo exhibition “Body” at Edmund Pearce Gallery in Melbourne features the works of Jane Burton, Joanna Collyvas, Heather Dinas, Lee Grant, Colin Page, Jessica Tremp and Konrad Winkler.
The exhibition focuses offers new perspectives into what it means to be human. More particularly, the work of Joanna Collyvas especially addresses the Greek-Australian identity and its formations.
According to Mrs. Collyvas: “For many, gifts are more than just objects, they are also vessels of the ‘Hau’, containing the spirit of the giver. This work explores the Hau of the gifts given to me as part of my own dowry. From the 100 year old fabric woven by my great-grandmother on the village loom, to the blanket crocheted for my dowry by my grandmother when I was 12 and the bedspread purchased by my mother, they were all given with the best of intentions. However entangled in these well-meaning acts of love is a language with a powerful message. Each figure is an expression of these messages and the formative inscriptions they leave on one’s persona.”
The exhibition will remain open until March 31st.
Located on Flinders Lane in the heart of Melbourne’s gallery district, Edmund Pearce is a contemporary art space dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of photography. Through a series of unique exhibitions and initiatives, Edmund Pearce endeavors to promote the highest standards of contemporary photographic practice within Australia.
Founded by co-directors Jason McQuoid and Tim Bruce, Edmund Pearce occupies a unique position in Melbourne’s gallery landscape by being the only gallery in the CBD that specializes solely in photo media.