Showcasing the best in Australian photography talent, the exhibition provides a glimpse into what professionals shoot for love alone with all art works donated by the artists available for purchase at rare prices.
Curated this year by Nicky Catley, Group Picture Editor at Australian Geographic, the showcase features 64 unique photographs with 100 percent of print sale proceeds donated to the GO Foundation. Founded by Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin, the GO Foundation seeks to create opportunities for Indigenous youth through education and bespoke scholarship programs.
Each photograph exhibited is brought to life using SUNSTUDIOS’ state-of-the-art SUN Print Canon print facilities and print specialist, Selena Simpson.
Luke Harrison, Head of SUNSTUDIOS commented, “Art has the ability to connect and inspire individuals, and as Sydney’s arts and culture scene continues its revival, we are thrilled to see the return of the exhibition after close to two years. The exhibition provides a truly unique opportunity to view and purchase high quality artwork by the industry’s best photographers including Hugh Stewart, Emily Abay, Gary Heery and Vicki Lee, at affordable prices and for an important cause. We are incredibly grateful to the talented artists who have kindly donated their works.”
This Time It’s Personal Curator and Group Picture Editor at Australian Geographic, Nicky Catley, says of the exhibition, “The ‘big pause’ in the world of commercial photography as a result of the COVID pandemic, led many commercial photographers to reflect and turn inward, driving new personal work. During lockdowns photographers were stuck in their homes and many became hyper aware of nature, the rhythms of the weather and turned to documenting the minutiae of their everyday lives. Others had time to revisit archives and explore new directions. I am honoured to be curator of this year’s show after such a fruitful period for this kind of vulnerable, intimate, playful and experimental work. Thank you to all the generous photographers for sharing their beautiful art and providing the opportunity to give back to the community.”
This Time Its Personal exhibition is open to the public from 25 November until 16 December, 2022. Entry is free of charge. Pricing: Print prices start from $300. Opening times: Gallery opening times are 8:00am – 6:00pm AEDT, Monday to Friday and 8:00am – 4:00pm AEDT Saturday (opening hours exclude Sundays and public holidays). Address: SUNSTUDIOS, 42 Maddox St, Alexandria NSW 2015.
In my role as a Printing Specialist I consider it my job to not only match an artist’s intention as closely as possible but also deliver an absolutely beautiful print which makes you feel you are in it – not merely looking at it.
Having carefully considered each file before printing all 100, we asked Selena Simpson from SUNPrint to share some of the decisions made along the way to get the stunning results currently on display within This Time It’s Personal 2019.