Fraud Blocker

Solace

Julie Sundberg and Zorica Purlija
This event has concluded
Dates:
Hours:
Entry Fee: Free
Exhibition Event:
Artist Talk 28/10/2021 7:30 am

For many years Zorica Purlija and Julie Sundberg have both worked on long term portrait series of their daughters. Without having collaborated or exhibited together, their previous ongoing work reveals the meaningful coincidence of synchronicity. In Solace they have both turned from the portrait to landscape, creating layered reactions to place as if in a secret conversation. Without knowledge of the other’s work they have each used different techniques to show the ‘virtual space that opens up behind the surface’.

Both artists have found solace in this process – for Purlija there is a feeling of connection and belonging in returning to a place of joy. For Sundberg, surrender to the chance and randomness of her technique was a joyful counterpoint to the grim daily news and social controls imposed by lockdown. Zorica Purlija’s Biomorphic series is influenced by a Japanese aesthetic and concept of seeing something into another. Constructed by the digital layering of portrait and landscape images the series shows a symbiotic relationship with nature and reflects this aspect of being both one and at one with nature. Julie Sundberg’s The River series was created entirely during the COVID-19 pandemic on her daily walks by the Cooks River. Experimenting with in-camera multiple exposures she constructed imaginary landscapes with different focus and viewpoints within the frame: metaphors for her failing vision and the fragmented nature of her life which simultaneously became physically smaller and intellectually larger.

Zorica Purlija migrated age 8 from Montenegro, to Australia in1972. She graduated with Distinction in 1989 with an Assoc Dip in Graphic Design and Photography at the UWS. For the last twenty years, she has been a fine art photographer while raising her family. In July 2020 she completed her Masters of Art in photo media, at the UNSWSA&D. She exhibits nationally and internationally, exhibiting in Manhattan, Zurich, and Venice. In 2020 she was a finalist in the Head On Photo Awards, The Wyndham Art Prize, the Ravenswood Women’s Art Award and the Gosford Art Prize.

Julie Sundberg is a Sydney-based photographic artist and educator, with many years experience in stills photography, arts management, curriculum development and community work. Julie has been a finalist in Australia’s most prestigious photography awards including the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, the National Photographic Portrait Prize, the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award and Head On Portrait Award. Her art practice is focused on several long-term projects concerning time, memory, identity and gender and new work examining the relationship with landscape.

This event has concluded
Dates:
Hours:
Entry Fee: Free
Exhibition Event:
Artist Talk 28/10/2021 7:30 am
whatson-img01
© Rob Johnston

List your event or exhibition

List your exhibition or photography event on our site to reach out to the Australian photographic community.

bg-ctap-mobile bg-ctap-desktop

Head On Photo Awards 2024

Entries to the Head On Photo Awards 2024 open in May/June.

Image detail: Gary Ramage