Photo 2024 in Melbourne

Photo 2024 is on from 1 to 24 March in Melbourne across multiple venues.

Queer Photo at Wyndham Art Gallery in Werribee features a series by Sunil Gupta ‘The Pre-Raphaelites’ which explores the history of ‘individuals and families affected by Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalised homosexuality. This law, instituted by the British in 1861 and overturned until 2018, led to the arbitrary arrest and exploitation of LGBTQIA+ Indians.’ The 10 artworks in his body of work are to be exhibited alongside works by contemporary artists Karla Dickens, Asafe Ghalib and Peter Waples-Crowe.

Sunil Gupta

Tolarno Galleries presents work by Rosemary Laing who casts objects found on the NSW coast as actors in a narrative about their changing climate. Arc One shares Anne Zahalka’s solo show Future Past Present Tense.

Isabella Capezio

Lightboxes on the Southbank Promenade will feature works by a number of artists. Amos Gebhardt will display haunting images from veterinary and scientific x-ray archives, where as Angelia Tiatia considers the power of the blue screen.

Amos Gebhardt

Res Artists platform work by Isbella Capezio in Blind Call. The show considers ‘a hunting term—an “imitation” or “call” used to lure a target into space. Capezio presents work that plays with notions of visibility, invisibility, and queerness through camouflage, investigating visual paradigms of ‘nature’ and environments of desire.’

Tony Albert will reinterpret Australian kitsch for Sullivan+Strumpf with his ashtray series. Albert asks ‘How do we remember, give justice to, and rewrite complex and traumatic histories? And how can we learn from the past to shape a better future?’

Tony Albert

There will be plenty of events and exhibitions to experience with more than 150 artists participating from Australia and beyond. Explore more of the rich program here.