Georgia Metaxas: The Mourners

Georgia Metaxas will be exhibiting her new series The Mourners in the intimate space of Gallery 4 at the Centre for Contemporary Photography from 17th June through to 7th August 2011.
The Mourners is a series of portraits documenting the ritual of wearing black as a signifier of perpetual mourning. In remembrance of those they have lost, all that sit for a portrait in the series wear black everyday for the rest of their lives.

Georgia will host a floortalk on Saturday 18th June at midday.

Untitled No. 1 from the series "The Mourners" © Georgia Metaxas

Tamara Dean wins the 2011 Olive Cotton Award!

a BIG congratulations to Tamara Dean who has picked up Olive Cotton Award for her photograph Damien Skipper.

Damien Skipper, 2011 © Tamara Dean

Anne Zahalka in the group show “”

Opening  Tuesday 14th June at the ACU Gallery in Fitzroy, Melbourne. The exhibition runs through to the 30th June.



Tall Tales and True with Robyn Stacey at Stills

Robyn has worked closely with the NSW Historic Houses Trust to produce a series of artworks and a book focusing on three of their properties, Elizabeth Bay House, Vaucluse House and Rouse Hill estate as well as the Caroline Simpson Research Collection and Library. The book will be released in October.

Exhibition dates are 18 May to 25 June 2011.

Presentation (pear)

(courtesy of Robyn Stacey and Stills Gallery)

2011 Head On Portrait Prize Winners

A BIG congratulations to Light Journeys artists Shauna Greyerbiehl who is a winner of the Head On Portrait Prize and Katrin Koenning who also picked up the Head On Critics Choice Award!!

© Shauna Greyerbiehl


© Katrin Koenning



Light Journeys turns two!

This month Light Journeys celebrated its second year as an online gallery featuring many of Australia’s talented women photographers. We sincerely appreciate the contributions and ongoing enthusiasm of our audience.

As we move into another exciting year of exhibitions, we have decided to give Light Journeys a new look. We hope you enjoy the site. Please also check out our Facebook page and help us to spread the word. Keep the submissions rolling in and we always welcome your suggestions and feedback.

Special thanks to our great web developer Katie Hayne !!!

Olive Cotton Award 2011

The Olive Cotton Award is now a biennial prize held by the Tweed River Art Gallery in Lismore. Olive Cotton (1911-2003) discovered the art of photography in childhood and stayed committed to it all her life. Her mother was a talented painter who died young; her father, a geologist, had learnt the elements of photography for his journey to the Antarctic in 1907 and later taught it to his children.

Having graduated with an Arts degree, Olive Cotton worked successfully as a photographer at the Dupain studios in Sydney until the end of World War 2, then moved with her new husband Ross McInerney, to the bush near Koorawatha, NSW. For 20 years she had no access to darkroom facilities, but kept taking photographs.

In 1964 Cotton opened a small studio in Cowra and took local portraits, weddings and commissions. After a 40 year absence from the city art scene she re-emerged in 1985 with her first solo show at the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney, she then concentrated on rediscovering and printing her life’s work.

Several artists previously featured on Light Journeys have been listed as finalists this year. They are: Tamara Dean, Samantha Everton, Lee Grant, Angela Tarlinton and Vikky Wilkes. The exhibition will run from June 3rd to July 31st with the winner announced on 4th June at the exhibition opening.

The Sleeper by Olive Cotton (courtesy Olive Cotton Estate and Josef Lebovic Gallery)

Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award – Finalists

Light Journeys artists Narelle Autio, Tamara Dean, Lee Grant, Georgia Metaxas and Polixeni Papapetrou have been listed as finalists for the 2011 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award held annually at the Gold Coast Art Gallery. The exhibition runs until the 22nd May.

Alisha and Saul
(courtesy Lee Grant)

Tamara Dean’s “Only Human” at James Makin Gallery

Tamara Dean, previously featured on Light Journeys is exhibiting her new work “Only Human” at James Makin Gallery in Melbourne from May 5-29th, 2011.

Samantha Everton’s “Marionettes”

Anthea Polson Art is privileged to host the national launch of Marionettes, Samantha Everton’s latest series of photographic art. Marionettes extends her visual exploration of interior states of being, but here the focus has shifted from that of the child’s, to ‘grown-up’ issues of isolation and loss of control under the pressures of daily life.

Marionettes will be launched at Anthea Polson Art Qld – March 26th – April 9th and at Dickerson Gallery, Sydney from April 20th – May 17th.