Artist Talk – Brett Leigh Dicks

Date: 3 May 2020
Time: 1:30pm
Locations: Online

Cost: Free, donations welcome


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‘Nuclear’ documents topographies across the United States associated with atomic energy. Atomic power was once promoted as the epitome of progress and modernity, but with it came threats of nuclear warfare and disaster. Abandoned uranium mining towns, decaying atomic test sites, old nuclear reactors, and decommissioned nuclear missile bases now stand as an eerie testament to a time that was meant to revolutionize civilization.
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Available after 1 May 2020
Brett Leigh Dicks is an Australian/American photographer who shares his time between the United States and Australia. His photographic endeavors have led him to explore the world’s natural and urban landscapes with the resulting imagery spanning Australia, America, and Europe. Brett primarily investigates the landscape and the fragile ties that it shares with human history. Recent series have included decommissioned prisons, nuclear landscapes, and the disappearing downtowns of rural America. In addition to his own photographic pursuits, Brett has written extensively on the subject of photography along with curating exhibitions for public and private galleries and museums.

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  2. We will open the room 5 minutes before the scheduled start of the session  
  3. You will be able to listen through your computer speakers and view the presenter(s) and their images on the screen  
  4. You will be able to ask questions through the ‘live chat’ during the session. We will answer the questions towards the end  
  5. In some sessions, you will be able to ask live questions via your webcam and microphone (depending on your system, you may have to click on permissions or change settings)  
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