Please join us in The Exhibition Space for WALLS, an exhibition by Adelaide based photographer Georgia Matthews, showing concurrently with launch of The Mill’s Limited Edition Print Series.
27 February – 23 March 2019
Opening Sunday 3 March, 3-5pm
‘I like to express the 'self'- the cognitive apparatus to be self-aware and to think about ourselves consciously. I think we ought to abolish the word 'self' in psychology in order to communicate more clearly – perhaps, by representing 'self' through a visual portal, images, portrayals of external stimulus that may be more widely understood. My interest in psychotherapy has allowed me to concentrate on metaphorical 'walls' which have recently become a staple in my work.’
In this exhibition Georgia explores representations of the 'self' through photographing the construction and deconstruction of architecture. WALLS illustrates an interpretation of 'mental walls' or ‘mental blocks', via the use of Moghul symbolism. In this series she captures Indo-Islamic spaces, focusing on complexity, decoration, transportation, and isolation in order to push the boundaries of form and colour. Vivid and natural colours are combined with geometric shapes, creating a series of abstract landscapes that fall somewhere between painting and photography. WALLS attempts to open doorways into the psyche and aims to evoke a personal response to our surroundings.
Georgia Matthews is a photographer, videographer and arts therapist from Adelaide, South Australia. Her work delves into topics of the human experience and photo-journalism. She graduated as a photographer from The University of South Australia in 2013, and completed an Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy in 2016. Her theatrical night photography touches on themes of psychoanalysis and the notion of the ‘self’, using layered textures in isolated environments. She has exhibited at Factory 9, Port Elliot, The Artisan Cafe, Peter Walker Fine Art Gallery and Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi.