ECHOES by Lumina Collective

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  • 'Expedition Pass' from 'The Umbra' - part of Echoes by Lumina
    Jessie Boylan 'Expedition Pass' from 'The Umbra' - part of Echoes by Lumina, 2018
    80 x 67cm
    Image Credit
    Jessie Boylan, Lumina Collective

About the exhibition

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. Over the three summer months of 2018/2019, ECHOES occupied five major exhibition spaces within the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia’s oldest and largest regional gallery. LUMINA artists 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 perfect.” 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.

Artists and Curator

Art Gallery of Ballarat

LUMINA Collective are Donna Bailey, Chloe Bartram, Jessie Boylan, Aletheia Casey, Lyndal Irons, Morganna Magee and Sarah Rhodes. Work by collective member Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario also available by request.

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
29/07/2019 - 01/02/2023
Exhibition size
Between 50-75 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
Art Gallery of Ballarat
$2,600 (exc. freight) - Contact to discuss
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Installation Support Available, Media Kit, Public Program Opportunities, Signage
Primary contact
Sarah Rhodes
Founding member, Lumina Collective
Lumina Collective
Secondary contact
Lyndal Irons
Lumina Collective