Andrew Quilty at Semi-Permanent

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Photography aficionados have a great opportunity to hear the award winning Australian Photographer Andrew Quilty speak about his career and work at the upcoming Semi-Permanent design conference in Brisbane on August 30.

Quilty has a proven track record, having won both a World Press Photography award and inaugural Walkley Young Australian Photojournalist of the year award. But his talent doesn’t stop there. He is a documentary artist and has also had numerous solo and group exhibitions of his print photography, with his work represented in many private and public collections.

He became well known for his powerful photo documentation of a dark side of Australian culture, taken during the infamous Cronulla race riots in 2005. However It’s his other coastal photography of some of Sydney’s best locations, including many of my childhood haunts,  such as Maroubra and Manly beaches, Sydney harbour and Mosman,  that sum up the real Sydney experience best. These images are more reverential and poetic, and vividly capture the Australian love affair with our amazing coastline.

As a former judge of the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (2009) and Sydney Life (2011) and member of the prominent photographic collective Oculi, Quilty is clearly one of Australia’s most collectible and sought after artists. if you want to learn more about his work and practice, then you won’t want to miss this Semi-Permanent event. But hurry – early priced tickets are going fast.

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As the founder of THIS ISLAND LIFE, Laura is an expert on all things summer. When she's not at home in Sydney, she's chasing the warm-weather to exotic destinations across the globe.

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