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Trent Parke's 'The Black Rose' media and reviews, part 2

Trent Parke's The Black Roseis reaching its final days on show at The Art Gallery of South Australia. The media coverage is pumping!

Here's part 2 for all you Trent Parke junkies:

Review: photographer Trent Parke's double shot of darkness
by John McDonald in The Sydney Morning Herald

Trent Parke's The Black Rose
by Gretchen Shirm in The Saturday Paper

The Black Rose: Trent Parke
by Richard Butler on Visual Arts Hub

In Search of Lost Past in Trent Parke's The Black Rose (paywall)
by Christopher Allen in The Australian

Trent Parke - The Black Rose
in In Daily

Trent Parke's 'The Black Rose' media and reviews

Trent Parke's The Black Rose has been open at the Art Gallery of South Australia for almost a month, and the reviews are flooding in. 

Here's a taste of some of the media coverage so far:

Trent Parke: The Black Rose
by John Neylon in The Adelaide Review

Review: Trent Parke: Images, stories and rooms like pages turning
by Polly Dance on Raven Contemporary

Trent Parke's photos capture the brilliantly ordinary struggle for life
by Heather L. Robinson on The Conversation

Excavating histories: Trent Parke's Black Rose - in pictures
by Jonny Weeks on The Guardian

The Black Rose: an odyssey born of loss
by Susie Keen on The Conversation

Trent Parke's moving Black Rose photo exhibition at Art Gallery of SA
by Sharon Verghis in The Australian

Interview with: Trent Parke
by Benjamin Chadbond and Patrick Mason in Try Hard Magazine

Trent Parke: The Black Rose, screens 21 April on ABC
by Catherine Hunter on ABC

Adelaide photographer Trent Parke uses The Black Rose exhibition to deal with childhood trauma
by Brett Williamson on ABC

Trent Parke’s The Black Rose

Trent Parke’s The Black Rose, the culmination of 7 years of work, opens on March 14 at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

“Collectively, they represent the fruits of an epic journey Parke began in a coastal Adelaide suburb in 2007, and which would end up yielding more than 3000 photographs, 15,000 words of text, 14 books, and various videos, installations and short films harvested from images taken around the South Australian capital and on road trips across the country over a period of seven years. In March at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Parke, the only Australian full member of the prestigious international Magnum Photos agency, will launch The Black Rose, an intensely personal exhibition born of childhood grief and one he views as the most significant of his career. The exhibition, which will occupy the entire bottom floor of the gallery, will be the largest single exhibition of the artist’s work, featuring everything from 120cm x 150cm silver gelatin prints to a site-specific installation at the entrance of the stairs (the “forest” with birds and bats) at around 26m by 4m.The director of AGSA, Nick Mitzevich, says the institution is honoured to “be the first gallery to present The Black Rose, one of our most ambitious contemporary art projects to date, and presented on a scale seldom seen.””

Read more about the journey of this body of work at The Australian