Goulburn Regional Art Gallery


Phaedra, Amor fait #1, 2017. Digital photograph

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Goulburn Regional Art Gallery continues its commitment to exhibiting local and regional artists' work.  Goulburn Regional Art Gallery provides professional development opportunities for artists living in the Southern Tablelands, Canberra region and the Southern Highlands (an approx 120km radius of Goulburn) but supporting the creation of new work and raising the profile of artists in the region, as well as providing stimulating floortalks, masterclasses, workshops and artists' talks throughout the year.

In 2012 Goulburn Regional Art Gallery introduced Snapshot - a Local Artist Space in the Gallery Foyer space.  Artists from the local region are invited to submit a proposal to exhibit one large work or several smaller works in the foyer area and give an artist talk or demonstration based on their art practice.  Exhibitions run for a period of one month and are subject to an application process.

Some of the artists who have exhibited here in the past two years have gone on to be part of larger main gallery exhibitions.


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Currently on exhibition


21 February - 14 April  2018

Curatorial Statement:

A photographer, designer and visual art practitioner with a lifelong affinity with the world around her, Phaedra passed away on 2 July 2017.

"Photography is a wonderful medium for capturing the way I see the world, and of communicating that to other people.....I hope that my images inspire people to look closer at the world around them and to note that there is beauty in the most unexpected places." Phaedra

Carefully creating compositional scenes that are both familiar and surprising, Phaedra offers us open yet intimate spaces where time is slowed.  Her images are intriguing sites and scaffolds where we can build narrative and mood through the process of looking.  There is often a sense of something just outside the frame; a deeper space, an implied human presence or absence enriched by the viewer's interpretation.

Without traditional subject, Phaedra's images disrupt conventions and expectations. Her works are defined by meticulous composition and the interplay of geometric shapes.  Compelling images reconcile compositional concerns of colour, form, space and light with the human experience of being in and seeing the world.  Using a broad vocabulary of non-representational colour shapes, human structure and artefacts, interior and exterior and  the natural world Phaedra presents us with images that, above all else, are beautiful and timeless.

See: Phaedra Photography, is a celebration of Phaedra's life and the act of seeing.  This exhibition comprises select works, largely curated by Phaedra during her lifetime.  Cataloguing of Phaedra's prolific photography is a work in progress.  Future exhibition will encompass Phaedra's comprehensive body of work.

Curated by Christian Leah and Peta Thurling.



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