Pat Brassington
Akimbo 1996
inkjet print; edition of 5
Geelong Gallery
Geelong print prize, 1997
Courtesy of the artist

Pat Brassington
Akimbo 1996
inkjet print; edition of 5
Geelong Gallery
Geelong print prize, 1997
Courtesy of the artist


Framing the figure—contemporary photography and moving image works from the collection

Saturday 21 November 2020 to Sunday 25 April 2021

Framing the figure explores artists’ use of the camera to capture their human subjects in both still and moving images. Through performative gestures, constructed narratives or a focus on specific body parts, these lens-based artists work closely with their subjects to compose the figure within the camera’s frame. As our perceptions of time continue to be affected by extended periods of lockdown, isolation and uncertainty, this selection of works highlights still photography’s capacity to freeze a moment in time and conversely, the repetition of actions and activity that moving image works present. 

A Geelong Gallery collection exhibition

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Events

Eye spy art adventures—strike a pose (a virtual event)
Monday 18 January to Friday 29 January, at home

Frame, compose and expose
Tuesday 19 January, from 10.00am to 11.00am

Members exclusive: Behind the lens—technical aspects of photography
Thursday 28 January, from 5.30pm to 7.00pm

Curator insights—Framing the figure (a virtual event)
Saturday 30 January 2021, from 11.00am to 11.45am


Key works

Pat Brassington

Andrew Hazewinkel

Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano

Deborah Paauwe

Polixeni Papapetrou

Polixeni Papapetrou

Polixeni Papapetrou

Polixeni Papapetrou

David Rosetzky

Darren Siwes

Charlie Sofo

Christian Thompson

Anne Zahalka

Anne Zahalka