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4 December 2015 to 27 January 2016

Juno Gemes : When I asked Lardil Elders on Mornington Island in 1978 “What images should I make—what do you want your fellow Australians to see?"

This was their answer: “Show them that we are still here, we been here all along. Show them that our culture is still strong. Show them that my girl."

In May 2014 UP CLOSE  at  Rebecca  Hossack Gallery  London exhibited the work of Juno Gemes and Michael Aird  during The  Conference  Photography   and  Anthropology  at The British  Museum, which they both presented papers.

In UP CLOSE 2015, Juno Gemes brings home to Brisbane works created in Queensland some 40 years ago, historic images  from Mornington Island & The Movement in Queensland . These Vintage Prints, Hand Tinted Prints and Unique State Photogravures printed in Brooklyn NY in 2015 are exhibited here for family and friends and for our State , National and personal  collections. The exhibition will bring together the photographic works of Michael Aird, Jo-Anne Dreissens  with  Juno Gemes.

Our family of photographers have collaborated across twenty years since 1994  AIATSIS  project In Our  Time-  1978-2003 Juno Gemes. We now present the  work of three generations of  photographers  together, cutting  across deviding preconceptions  at Fireworks  Gallery .


Courtesy of Juno Gemes - Photographer

More works available to view online Thursday 3rd December