Set within the Australian landscape, Tamara Dean explores what it is to be human – our fragility and vulnerability, and our intrinsic connection to the natural world. Dean’s powerful photographs explore a mysterious realm where ritual, intimacy and femininity are portrayed and with an almost pagan sensibility, that draws on the elemental forces of nature for inspiration.
Dean began studying at the College of Fine Arts before graduating from the University of Western Sydney with a BA in Design.
In 2002 Dean became a member of the Oculi photographic collective and since 2001 has worked as a photographer for the Sydney Morning Herald.
Dean’s portrait ‘Damien’ won the ‘Olive Cotton Award’ for photographic portraiture in 2011.
‘The Bride’, from ‘Ritualism’, won first prize in ‘Sydney Life: Art and About’ 2009.
Dean’s work is held in a number of public and private collections and she is represented by Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney and James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
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Official Opening24/04/2012 8:00 am
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