Polixeni Papapetrou – Tales from Elsewhere

Polixeni Papapetrou – Tales from Elsewhere

4 February – 12 March 2011 

Following her recent triumphs in China, France, Greece, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands, Slovakia and USA, ACP is proud to present the first major retrospective of the work of the internationally acclaimed Australian photo-artist Polixeni Papapetrou. 

The exhibition focuses on a series of highly evolved bodies of work created in collaboration with her children, Olympia and Solomon, and their friends. Made over the past dozen years as the children are growing towards teenage, the images use play and dress-ups to explore the complex and often contradictory attitudes of the adult world towards children. While the images are made with rigour and intelligence, they retain the lightness and complex inner logic that is the nature of play. The exhibition is supported by a digital archive allowing visitors to explore the full range of Polixeni Papapetrou’s artistic oeuvre.