Unknown, 'Untitled Lidded Box'

Image credit: Gail Smith, Untitled (Walk I), 2016, silver gelatin print, hand-processed, 115 x 89 cm. Collection of the artist.

Gail Smith
Dick Bishop Memorial Prize 2017

16 December 2017 to 18 February 2018
Gallery 6

This exhibition forms part of the artist’s ongoing research into the coping strategies of women, particularly within a family context.  Informed by personal experience, this has been explored through examination of the empty nest syndrome, the loss of a parent and through the changing bonds between the ageing mother and the adult child. This conceptual framework finds similarities in a studio practice which attempts to forge an altered connection between digital and analogue approaches to photography using anonymous images and family archives.

The Dick Bishop Memorial Prize is an ongoing recognition to Richard (Dick) Bishop’s (1929-2004) commitment to supporting emerging artists. Throughout his life, Dick Bishop provided arts education, support and encouragement to many members of our community and assisted them to fulfil their creative potential. The Dick Bishop Memorial Prize is awarded to an emerging Gippsland artist.