ZAHALKAWORLD - an artist's archive

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  • The Artist (self portrait), from the series Resemblance II
    Anne Zahalka The Artist (self portrait), from the series Resemblance II, 1988
    silver dye bleach print
    50 x 50 cm
    Image Credit
    Courtesy of the artist

About the exhibition

The Museum of Australian Photography is currently seeking expressions of interest for our new travelling exhibition, ZAHALKAWORLD – an artist’s archive. Anne Zahalka is one of Australia’s most highly regarded photo-media artists who has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas for over 40 years. Her work explores cultural and environmental points of tension through a humorous as well as a critical lens. ZAHALKAWORLD – an artist’s archive is a major survey exhibition that brings together bodies of work that span Zahalka’s practice and treasures from her archive that inform and inspire her. The exhibition encompasses material that is both personal and professional, intellectual and physical, and includes a recreation of the artist’s house-studio. Imaginative, immersive and playful, the exhibition invites audiences into the artist’s working life and creative process to explore her illusionary worlds. There are eight key bodies of work that form the basis of the exhibition, including Bondi: Playground of the Pacific, The Landscape Re-presented, Resemblance and Resemblance II, Wild Life and Wild Life Australia, Open House and Hotel Suite. There are three additional series that venues can also select including Leisureland, The Fate of Things, and Kunstkammer an installation that recreates the artist’s house-studio within the exhibition space. This exhibition is also accompanied by an award-winning publication proudly supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation and an education kit.

Artists and Curator

Anouska Phizacklea

Anne Zahalka

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
01/05/2024 - 01/05/2028
Exhibition size
Between 50-75 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
Museum of Australian Photography
$5,000 (exc. freight)
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Accompanying materials available
Education Kit
Other materials
Approximately 50 framed artworks measuring approximately 35.1 running meters, including photographs, paintings, works on paper and objects, plus three video works and an interview series The exhibition can also include: - Leisureland (approximately 17 running meters) - The Fate of Things (approximately 15 running meters + projection) - Kunstkammer (recreation of Zahalka’s studio space) (4.3 running meters (dimensions 358 [l] x 430 [w] x 288 [h])) Exhibition materials include exhibition labels, extended texts, a tour manual comprising installation instructions and condition reports, an education kit and a media kit with approved press images and media release text. MAPh curatorial or education staff are available for floor talks and public programs by prior arrangement
Primary contact
Eloise Crossman
Museum of Australian Photography
03 8544 0500