Opening date: 04 Feb 2016
Running date: 09 Feb 2016
Opening night : Thursday the 4th - 6 - 9pm
As a professional cinematographer, Tania Lambert’s photography leans towards a cinematic aesthetic conjuring a narrative beyond the still frame. Lambert’s photographic series On Earth and De la Muerte are personal narrative photography works shot in Mexico, and Downstream shot in Araluen, NSW.
On Earth explores the struggle between connection and isolation in a heightened natural world. In these scenes, sombre figures lie prostrate on mounds of earth and stand contemplative in vast landscapes evoking an uncanny, eerie narrative.
Downstream is a study of rural landscapes which captures a fading surreal ambience, reminiscent of the On Earth series.
De la Muerte explores the narratives of death in a photojournalistic enquiry into Mexican culture’s concept of mortality. In Mexico, death is not sorrowfully mourned, but celebrated. El Dia de los Muertos, (Day of the Dead) is a beautiful celebratory ritual of fiesta, music and song in which deceased relatives are happily and lovingly remembered. This series explores their personal beliefs about death and whether these cultural celebrations create an acceptance of their own mortality. Stories from each subject are quoted beneath each portrait.
Exhibition will be open to the public until Tuesday the 9th of February