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Life Aquatic Exhibition at Monash Gallery of Art

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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
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Immerse yourself in this exhibition
The Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) will exhibit the work of three contemporary photographers - Narelle Autio, Ruth Maddison and Catherine Nelson - in an exhibition entitled Life Aquatic, to run from Saturday 10th December 2016 to Sunday 26th February 2017.

Life Aquatic at Monash Gallery of Art
Narelle Autio's 'Red Nails' (from the series 'New Colour Works', pigment ink-jet print)

Life Aquatic will plunge the viewer into underwater landscapes where life forms are suspended, interconnected and bubbling with quiet potential.

"MGA has been turned into an oasis of fresh and splashy fun for the summer," says Stephen Zagala, MGA Senior Curator.

About the artists

Photojournalist and avid traveller Narelle Autio regularly exhibits new work, often taken in public spaces to capture the drama of everyday life.

In this exhibition, her works capture scenes above and below the waterline, tackling subjects including children frolicking in the water and the flotsam that is left behind by visitors. Her works highlight her highly regarded skills in underwater photography.

Ruth Maddison is a self-taught photographer and artist, who brings a series of 'lumen-prints' to the exhibition. These were produced using seaweed arranged on sheets of photographic paper, which are then exposed to sunlight to create the image.

Life Aquatic at Monash Gallery of Art
Ruth Maddison's 'Girt by Sea #17' (gelatin silver print)

Catherine Nelson's works depict a 'hyper-real' form of photography. She creates fantastical landscapes through digitally blending and distorting photos. Life Aquatic also features Nelson's new video work 'Supernova', an animated sequence of plants from the National Botanic Garden of Belgium.

Life Aquatic at Monash Gallery of Art
Catherine Nelson's 'Submerged No 1' (pigment ink-jet print)

Life Aquatic will also feature an underwater garden interactive space for kids, families and adults to explore.

The exhibition will be officially opened at 2pm on Saturday 10th December by Councillor Rebecca Paterson, Mayor of the City of Monash and Stephen Zagala, Senior Curator, MGA. The opening is a free, ticketed event, all welcome. Click here to obtain your ticket online.

MGA is located at 360 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill and is open from 10am - 5pm on Tuesday to Friday, and 12 noon - 5pm on weekends (closed Mondays and public holidays).

Entry is FREE.
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Why? Outstanding works with a watery theme by three contemporary photographers.
When: MGA is open Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, weekends 12 noon - 5pm (closed Mondays and public holidays)
Phone: (03) 8544 0500
Where: Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill
Cost: FREE
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I love the theme of this exhibition, there will be some very unique photographs
by Jay Johnson (score: 3|1368) 1042 days ago
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