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African / Australians
Ground Floor, Monday to Friday 8am to Midnight, Saturday 10am to Midnight, Sunday 11am to 5pm
Louise Whelan’s new series ‘African / Australians’ documents newly settled African communities in Australia from Sudan, South Sudan, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Liberia, Senegal, Ghana and Rwanda. Photographed over eleven years across New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland Louise captures the vibrant energy of African colour palettes and patterns with Australian suburbia and landscape. Confident with colour, style and stance, subjects pose proudly identifying with both African and Australian culture.
Louise Whelan works across various fields from documentary and fine art photography through to corporate, advertising, editorial and film stills. She photographs for the state libraries of NSW and WA and the National Library of Australia. She has more than 30 national and international awards to her name including Winner, Julia Margaret Cameron Award (Documentary and Editorial, 2012); Finalist, National Portrait Prize (2012 and 2013), Finalist, Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (2010, 2011); Semi Finalist Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (2012 and 2013, 2014); and Finalist, Sydney Life Hyde Park (2011.2012,2013 and 2014)
“The visual interaction from the vibrant energy of the African colour palettes and patterns with Australian suburbia and landscape commands attention. Confident with colour, style and stance, subjects pose proudly identifying with both African and Australian culture.
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