Phoenix - Opening Night (Invite Only)
Time & Location
About the Event
As the title suggests, Phoenix, an exhibition by emerging artists Anna Luscombe and Sloane Griffin, is a statement about resurrection and renewal. Both artists have paid homage in their work, to specific trees which have personal significance, highlighting the idea that all which appears dead may still hold life. Sloane resurrects two dead Radiata Pines, which have stood sentinel for decades over an abandoned church by immortalising them through photography, whilst Anna creates abstract images of the Australian Snow Gum known for its unique ability to rise like a phoenix from ashes left behind by bushfires.
Artist Profile - Anna Luscombe
I am a Melbourne based artist who uses photography and installation as my main medium. My subject matter varies depending upon the project yet my work is always underpinned by my concern for the environment, the passage of time and how they relate. My practice uses photographic techniques encompassing elements of abstract and reality, illustrative or surrealism. Often focusing on the trappings of time, it’s effects, I try to give voice to the journey through it. In the current climate of technology, where it is common to try to reverse or halt the effects of time, I find myself instead observing and contemplating our journey through time.
Artist Profile - Sloane Griffin
I am a Melbourne-based photographer, living outside Kyneton in the Macedon Ranges. I grew up in outback Australia and have subsequently travelled extensively, living throughout Australia, in Paris, and in Hong Kong- all places which inspire my work.
I have had a varied career. Most of my professional experience has been in Health. I have recently attained an Advanced Diploma of Photography after four years of study at the Photography Studies College in Melbourne. This university course covered photographic composition, studio lighting, developing narrative, camera craft, compositing and photoshop, video production and editing, and required development of several series of works. Some examples of this work are in my Photographic Folio.
I have a broad-ranging interest in photographing Fashion, Interiors, Nature, Science, Architecture, Landscapes and Animals.
Throughout 2021, I am focussed on producing work for gallery exhibition, which explores the themes of
Resurrection and the Tree of Life, as well as my two ongoing documentary series, “365 Days” and “Spud Huts of Trentham & Surrounds.”
This will be a COVID-safe event and will be run in accordance with health directions at the time.