Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture

I’m pleased to have Mirror Image, my portrait of artist Jenny Rodgerson, selected as one of the finalists in the Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture, an award in honour of the wonderful Australian modernist photographer, Olive Cotton. An exhibition of the finalists’ work will be showing at Tweed Regional Gallery from 12 July until 22 September.

For more information: https://artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au

 Artist Jenny Rodgerson at her studio in Castlemaine, VIC. Photography by Krystal Seigerman, 2019.

"Beyond the studio" exhibition

Over the last few months, myself and my MAPgroup colleagues have been photographing the creative community of Castlemaine in rural Victoria. The resulting exhibition, Beyond the studio, consists of over 90 documentary portraits, which are currently displayed on the walls of the town, presented as large scale, black and white paste ups. The project is part of Open Studios, a component of the Castlemaine State Festival. It’s been a real pleasure to meet and photograph some very talented artists.

Beyond the studio is showing until 31 March at Mechanics Lane, Bendigo Bank, Frederick Street including the Town Hall, The Mill and Lot 19, all in Castlemaine.

Painter, Jenny Rodgerson at her studio in Castlemaine

Painter, Jenny Rodgerson at her studio in Castlemaine

A wall of paste-ups at Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine

A wall of paste-ups at Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine

"Imprint" article

Nice to see some of my work featured in Imprint magazine. Written by Donata Carazza, the article is about Mungo Prints, a unique printmaking collaboration initiated by The Art Vault, at the ancient Mungo National Park, Willandra Lakes, NSW. The resulting artworks will be exhibited later this year in Mildura, Victoria, as part of the Australian Print Triennale.


"Behind the wheel" book

Pleased to have my work included in Behind The Wheel, a new book by The Worldwide Publishing Empire. The book includes over 200 photographs which are complemented by essays exploring life on the Australian road by four highly respected writers.
All the iconic Australian roadside scenery is assembled in this one captivating book that winds through Australia’s cities and suburbs, rural towns and remote outback with photographs that are beautiful, bold, breathtaking, and sometimes bizarre.
Behind the Wheel is available in good bookstores or direct from the publisher for $39.95.

For more info: www.theworldwidepublishingempire.com


"Medium" article

Nice to see my work featured in Medium. Originally taken for MAPgroup's Beyond Borders project, my photos explore the bond between Nafisa, who came to Australia from Somalia as a refugee and Elizabeth, her doula, who volunteers through Birth for HumanKIND, an organisation that assists women experiencing socio-economic disadvantage: https://medium.com



"Beyond Borders" exhibition at BIFB

Glad to be part of MAPgroup's second installment of our ongoing project, Beyond Borders, which documents the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers, through photographs and multimedia. We continue to explore these issues because they are still so timely - but all the stories are brand new.

Beyond Borders will again be exhibited at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, with the opening on Saturday 19 August, 2-5pm. All welcome- we hope to see you there.

For more information: https://ballaratfoto.org/events/mapgroup

© Krystal Seigerman

© Krystal Seigerman