Photography:
Dollar Store Drag: These Selfies are Trash

with Gerwyn Davies


 

Suitable for: SECONDARY LEVELS

Session Times Available:
(AM) Morning session SOLD OUT!
(PM) Afternoon session SOLD OUT!
 
 
This guided workshop explores the construction and performance of character through costume for the lens with a heavy focus on Camp.
Using a range of readymade materials provided (read: dollar store junk) participants are encouraged to assemble, adorn and perform for the camera.
This workshop explores an expanded and subversive approach to image making and self-portraiture and the resurrection of everyday objects and kitsch materials in service of the selfie.

 

About the Presenter

Gerwyn Davies is a photographic artist and costume maker currently based in Sydney Australia where is undertaking his PhD examining camp aesthetics, concealment and performance in photographic self-portraiture at the University of New South Wales (Art and Design). Gerwyn completed his undergraduate studies at the Queensland College of Art and has been a member of academic staff lecturing at both Griffith University and University of New South Wales teaching across photomedia.
Gerwyn has been a finalist in Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014), The Sunshine Coast Art Prize (2018, 2017), the Alice Springs Art Prize (2018), the Bowness Prize (2017), Fisher’s Ghost (2017), Clayton Utz (2016) and the Churchie (2014). Gerwyn has been the recipient of funding from Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Queensland, NAVA as well as being commissioned for public work by ArtBank and the Qld Performing Arts Centre. Gerwyn was the recipient of the inaugural Australia Council residency and grant to the Kyoto Arts Centre (Japan) in 2018. His work is held in public collections including the Gold Coast City Gallery/ Home of the Arts, Redlands Gallery, Museum of Brisbane, Artbank and the Queensland Centre for Photography.
Gerwyn has held numerous solo exhibitions including at the Australian Centre for Photography (2018), Jan Murphy Gallery (2018), Ballarat Art Gallery (2018), Singapore International Photography Festival (2018), Gould Galleries (2017), Spiro Grace Art Rooms (2016, 2015, 2013), Brisbane Powerhouse (2014), the Queensland Centre for Photography (2012) and the Bunbaberg Regional Art Gallery (upcoming 2019) as well as showing at Photo LA Art Fair (2012, 2011).
Gerwyn’s work has been featured and published in the British Journal of Photography, ART Guide Australia, Runway, Sturgeon Magazine, Plastik Magazine and Carnival.
Gerwyn is represented by Jan Murphy Gallery’s Protégé in Brisbane Australia.

 

 

 


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Bio Gerwyn Davies

Flex 2018 Gerwyn Davies Jan Murphy Gallery

Melrose 2018 Gerwyn Davies Jan Murphy Gallery

Moon 2018 Gerwyn Davies Jan Murphy Gallery

Artwork & Images courtesy of Gerwyn Davies