Sub/Solar presents eight distinct voices in contemporary photography, constituting a visual conversation that articulates multitude approaches to image-making and which signifies key concerns that contextualise present-day artistic practice.
From Robert Walwyn’s infrared images of bushfire regrowth, to Remi Siciliano’s ethereal images made in relief with nature, to Jake Nemirovsky’s ominous expanded documentary work, the images in Sub/Solar stand as indexes of a social sphere that is simultaneously beset by the need for decisive action on critical issues such as climate change, whilst also paralysed by an endlessly fracturing relativism of belief.
The works in Sub/Solar not only encapsulate an overarching existential anxiety, but also demonstrate how photography, a form inexorably tied to the material substance of ‘the real’, is responding to the increasingly problematic status of truth and reality in the post-truth era.
Robert Walwyn is a Photographic Artist based in Sydney. His project, Karrikins, documents and explores the aftermath of the 2019/2020 Bushfires in NSW.
Sarsha Simone and Darlington Peters are Sydney-based creatives and founders of the production company ISO4.0.9
Laurence Watts is a Photographic Artist living and working in Sydney, Australia.
Aletheia Casey is an Australian photographic artist based between Sydney and London. Using historical findings as a background to her stories, Aletheia’s work largely addresses identity, place and belonging.
Born in the Philippines and raised in Sydney, Daniel Francisco Robles is a Queer Filipinx fine art and documentary portrait photographer. Currently living and working in Sydney, New South Wales, he has recently opened a studio space Innkeeper Studios in Rosebery. Focused on accessibility, this space opens up new opportunities for photographers in Sydney to push their work in new directions.
Valentina Penkova is a Moscow-born, Sydney-based photographic artist. Her project "Camp Home" documents people who have moved back home after living independently.
Dr5 is a true reversal B&W process for most all B&W films. With a photochemical background in chemistry, I experimented feverishly to achieve results. “Dr5” is the fifth incarnation of the process. Dr5 became my invention, totally different from any other published B&W reversal process, both chemically and procedurally.
Hi, I’m Otis (Burian Hodge). My practice is mainly based around photography, with a strong interest in photo books and the design aspect. Searching for books takes up a fair chunk of my time, I think there’s something really special about the book format for photography.
B. 1965 in Sweden, Ingvar Kenne is a photographer who splits his time between Sydney and New York.
Zsuzsanna Dominika Ihar (b.1995) is an analogue photographer tentatively based in Sydney, whose practice has an evolved around capturing the leftover sensoriums of the Soviet Bloc, with particular attention paid to flows of labour, everyday life, as well as industrialised and militarised ecologies.
Gianna Hayes is an interdisciplinary artist, art director, and art curator. Gianna's work ranges from Photography, Videography, Graphic Design, Digital Art, Textile Design, and Art Curation.
Matteo Dal Vera is an emerging photographic artist based in Sydney, Australia. His work explores language as a construct—whether it be visual or spoken, and it’s tendency to fall short of what one has to say. Through the story telling sensibilities in his work, Dal Vera asks viewers to appreciate what meaning is lost, as well as what is found when experiences are translated through pictures.