Julia Margaret Cameron Award for women photographers

An exhibition in Barcelona has just opened at the Gallery Vivid Foto with photographic works from the 10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award. It is really exciting to be exhibiting Melbourne from The Falls. Some background to the work is as follows…

The south side of the Crown Casino in Southbank, Melbourne, is where the artist E L Montifiori made his drawing ‘Melbourne from the Falls’ in 1837. He sketched a lush landscape with an indigenous group camped beside The Falls, a rendezvous point for clans in the area. The Falls, a natural basalt ledge across the Yarra River, separating salt and fresh water – was used as a crossing point across the river – removed later to make way for the Queen’s Bridge.

This work reflects on the site of this important meeting place, a landscape of displacement and human development, it is part of a series titled Boundaries capturing Melbourne’s municipal boundary both geographic and historical. It was a collaborative project with the writer Sophie Cunningham and was funded by the City of Melbourne.


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