ECHOES, LUMINA Collective’s Latest Exhibition Project at Art Gallery Ballarat - December 15, 2018 - March 10, 2019


Through perceptions of presence and absence, LUMINA Collective’s new exhibition Echoes explores the ways in which photographic image-making in Australia is inherently linked to questions of identity and place and to generational stories of translocation.

Echoes is the latest exhibition project of LUMINA Collective opening from December 15, 2018, on view for three months until 10 March 2019.

Occupying five major exhibition spaces within the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia’s oldest and largest regional gallery, LUMINA artists will explore eight stories, their themes evoked through individual photographic installations, each member showing work in an intimate space.

By embracing long-form deeply embedded personal practices, Echoes investigates ideas of identity through explorations of family history, trauma and loss, migration, notions of home as well as the formulation of social and cultural Australian identities.

In her 2011 article Photography and Place, writer and prominent Australian curator Judy Annear suggests that “in this photography of place and residue, (there is) an implicit acknowledgement of the role of the photographer as a mediator and a storyteller, and the story is not at all straightforward. It is not picture-postcard

Founded in 2017, LUMINA comprises eight leading female Australian photographers who seek to engage viewers with these ideas, through modes of documentary methodologies that extend beyond linear visual storytelling processes through the unique voice and vision of each artist.

Echoes is supported by the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the Harold and Gwenneth Harris Foundation, The Department of Medical Humanities, University of Sydney, Pholpo,

Canon Australia, High Res Digital and La Trobe University.

Important Dates:
Echoes: 15 December 2018 – 10 March 2019
Open 10am – 5pm daily
Official opening: 16 December 2018, 2pm – 5pm
Symposium and Speakers: February 2019, TBA

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North
P: 03 5320 5858

Further information:…/lumina-collective.

Sarah Rhodes in the book: Australia: The Vatican Museum’s Indigenous Collection - December, 2017

Sarah Rhodes has portraits from My Home/ On Country in the book, Australia: The Vatican Museum’s Indigenous Collection, edited by Katherine Aigner and launching on 7 December, 2017 at AIATSIS five months after Lumina Collective officially launched on June 8, 2017 we share some of our news and activity with you. Subscribe to keep updated.

LUMINA at Sun Studios Australia, Sydney - November 3 - 20, 2017

We are currently showing a freshly curated version of our launch exhibition, including a selection of unseen works, from Friday November 3 to November, 20, 2017 at SUNSTUDIOS in Alexandria, Sydney. Open Monday through to Sunday.

Featuring the work of Aletheia Casey, Donna Bailey, Chloe Bartram, Jessie Boylan, Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario, Lyndal Irons, Morganna Magee and Sarah Rhodes. Curated by Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario

Jessie Boylan and Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario nominated for World Press Photo 6x6 program

Lumina members Jessie Boylan and Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario have both been separately nominated for World Press Photo’s new program 6x6. Entries were submitted last night and World Press Photo will announce the six selected candidates for Southeast Asia and Oceania in November this year.

The 6x6 Global Talent Program looks to highlight the work of six under-recognised talents working in diverse modes of storytelling from each of the world’s six continents and connect them to a global audience.

The program begins in Southeast Asia and Oceania. More information can be found here:

Lumina Launch Media - June 15, 2017

Photojournalism Now:

Italy’s 24 Il Magazine, 24 Ore

Vogue Italia:


Australian Photographer

The Sydney Morning Herald

Lumina Collective Exhibition and Launch - June 8, 2017

Lumina is a new Australian collective of award-winning photographic artists intent on breaking ground in visual storytelling and dissemination.

Founded by eight women who are leading practitioners in the documentary genre, Lumina marks a unique voice among Australian collectives.

Launching officially June 8, 2017, we are excited to announce our debut, self-titled exhibition opening the same day 6-8pm at Black Eye Gallery, Darlinghurst in Sydney.
Please join us on the night to get a glimpse of the work and have a drink and chat with Lumina artists. 

To be opened by Claire Monneraye , Curator for the Australian Centre for Photography.

Refreshments provided by Young Henrys 

Following the launch an artist talk and discussion will take place at Black Eye Gallery on Saturday June 10, 2017 at 2pm, providing the public with an opportunity to explore the work and objectives of the collective. 

Register your interest by mail:
RSVP is not essential
Supported by Black Eye GalleryYoung Henrys and Claudio Palmisano

Key Dates:
Exhibition Opening Night and Official Launch:
JUNE 8, 2017

Artist Talk
JUNE 10, 2017

JUNE 6 - 18, 2017

Lumina Collective founding members are: Donna Bailey, Jessie Boylan, Chloe Bartram, Aletheia Casey, Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario, Lyndal Irons, Morganna Magee and Sarah Rhodes.

Exhibition curated by Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario

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