Deconstructing familiar scenes: ZAHALKAWORLD is heading to MAPh this June

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Deconstructing familiar scenes: ZAHALKAWORLD is heading to MAPh this June

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Zahalka is widely recognized as one of Australia’s most highly regarded photo-media artists, with more than 40 solo exhibitions and over 140 group exhibitions curated across the world.

Renowned Australian artist Anne Zahalka is set to bring her survey exhibition ZAHALKAWORLD to the Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh) from June 10 until September 10. The exhibition will feature a collection of her key works spanning her four-decade career, exploring cultural and environmental points of tension with humour and a critical perspective.

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Her work often centres around deconstructing familiar scenes and re-presenting them to allow for alternative narratives that reflect on cultural diversity within Australian society and the ecological impact of the global climate crisis.

The exhibition will be centered around the artist’s archive, which encompasses material that is both personal and professional, intellectual and physical. The archival components have been incorporated into a re-creation of Zahalka’s house-studio within the gallery space, providing an imaginative, immersive, and playful experience for audiences to explore the artist’s working life and creative process.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a major publication supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation. Zahalka’s works are held in major national and international collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and the National Portrait Gallery.

MAPh is proud to showcase Zahalka’s exhibition as part of The Luminaries, which is supported by the Luminaries Circle of donors. The artist is represented by ARC ONE Gallery (Melbourne) and Dominik Mersch Gallery (Sydney).

“I’m excited to be presenting a major survey of my work at the Museum of Australian Photography,” says Anne Zahalka. “Curated around key bodies of work and the archive that supports it, this immersive exhibition will offer a first-hand experience of how I develop artworks, the research and material processes that are involved, and the context the works are made in.”

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