Exhibition: The Sievers Project
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy
until 31 August 2014
GALLERIES TWO, THREE AND FOUR
The Sievers Project
Jane Brown, Cameron Clarke, Zoë Croggon, Therese Keogh,
Phuong Ngo, Meredith Turnbull and Wolfgang Sievers
CURATED BY NAOMI CASS AND KYLA MCFARLANE
TO BE OPENED BY JULIAN BURNSIDE AO QC, AUSTRALIAN BARRISTER,
HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE AND AUTHOR.
Six early career artists, working in photography through to installation, have responded in diverse ways to renowned Australian photographer Wolfgang Sievers (1913–2007), icon of 20th century Australian photography.
Sievers’ commercial practice exemplifies mid-century positivism and modernity, and the mythmaking role of photography. As a German Jewish immigrant, he had a strong interest in refugees and human rights issues as well as an expressed commitment to representing the dignity of labour. The Sievers Project, presents key historical works as a context for engaging the past through the present.