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
William’s landscape paintings sit at the intersection between reality and imagination and convey a powerful sense of place and mood. William showed his latest body of work 'Crossroads' at Hugo Michell Gallery from 12 February to 21 March, hot off his sell-out show at Melbourne Art Fair 2014. In 2014 he was also a finalist in the Basil Sellers Prize and shortlisted for the Alice Prize. Born in Melbourne in 1978, he had his first show at the age of 19. He has exhibited widely nationally, and internationally in London, Washington DC, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. His work is held in the collections of Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne University, State Library of Victoria, Artbank, Griffith University, Holmsesglenn, Macquarie Bank Collections, RACV and Stonnington Council Collections, as well as various private collections in Australia and overseas.
We are thrilled to add this talented young artist to our great group of artists!
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
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