Image credit:
Kiln #1 2018 from the series The poetics of detritus
Piezography inkjet print
114x 144cm
collection of the artist

Rowan Conroy

Sightseeing

12 jul. — 7 sep. 2019

Rowan Conroy’s practice is informed by an interdisciplinary experience of field archaeology, and the multifaceted nature of photography as memory aid, historical resource and a reflective form of art. Over the past decade, Conroy has focused on picturing place and history through the photographic tradition of landscape and the digital print. The camera’s eye has the ability to render details, whether beautiful or unsightly, within the same frame and posit them equal in ontological relevance.

'Sightseeing’ highlights the dense and discordant histories that can inhabit an image through the visual evidence of material culture and human intervention in the land. With several bodies of work investigating sites across Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, and Lake George in NSW, Australia, this photographic exhibition represents the ancient past and the most recent incursions of the present.

Rowan Conroy is Senior lecturer in Photomedia at the Australian National University’s School of Art and Design and lead researcher at the School’s Inkjet Research Facility. In 2017 Conroy was awarded the Create NSW Regional Arts Fellowship, and he is the official artist in residence at the Paphos Theatre Excavations in Cyprus 2018 - 2019.

Image credit:
Kiln #1 2018 from the series The poetics of detritus
Piezography inkjet print
114x 144cm
collection of the artist

Rowan Conroy

Sightseeing

12 jul. — 7 sep. 2019

Rowan Conroy’s practice is informed by an interdisciplinary experience of field archaeology, and the multifaceted nature of photography as memory aid, historical resource and a reflective form of art. Over the past decade, Conroy has focused on picturing place and history through the photographic tradition of landscape and the digital print. The camera’s eye has the ability to render details, whether beautiful or unsightly, within the same frame and posit them equal in ontological relevance.

'Sightseeing’ highlights the dense and discordant histories that can inhabit an image through the visual evidence of material culture and human intervention in the land. With several bodies of work investigating sites across Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, and Lake George in NSW, Australia, this photographic exhibition represents the ancient past and the most recent incursions of the present.

Rowan Conroy is Senior lecturer in Photomedia at the Australian National University’s School of Art and Design and lead researcher at the School’s Inkjet Research Facility. In 2017 Conroy was awarded the Create NSW Regional Arts Fellowship, and he is the official artist in residence at the Paphos Theatre Excavations in Cyprus 2018 - 2019.