View one of Australia’s greatest artists at the Bill Henson NGV Festival of Photography exhibition.
A must see event in March is the Bill Henson NGV Festival of Photography. The acclaimed photographer brings together 23 of his own works. Bill Henson’s cinematic approach to his work has made him a main stay on the photography landscape.
Bill Henson’s current practice has him holding one exhibition in Australia every two years. This extends up to three international exhibitions each year. Making it down to the NGV to see his works is a must see on the Melbourne calendar.
Henson has showed in Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Venice Biennale
and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. His piece’s have created some controversy, most notably with a viewing in Sydney in 2007.
Stunning visual masterpieces to take your breath away.
Raised in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Henson studied Visual Arts and Design 1974–1975 at Prahran College. He taught briefly at the Victorian College of the Arts. His first exhibition was in 1975 at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Bill Henson’s work is at times forlorn and dark. Transfixing the viewer with the focus of his subject. He has been described as creating brooding and forlorn images. The images in this exhibition draws from a body of work created from 2008 and 2011. Aligned to most of his work, there is little that is direct, the work instigates a narrative.. As one of Australia’s greatest photographic artists, this exhibition is one that should be enjoed in person.
The exhibition runs from the 10 March – 27 August
Address: 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Opening hours: Daily 10am-5pm