vivonne thwaites



aurelia carbone



Pedestrian Spiral (working title), 2010
digital photograph (work in progress)
study for new photographic work
illusion: blackwork on cotton

Chimera's Ball, 2009
digital photograph (work in progress)
study for new photographic work

about the work

I'm interested in photographs that do not correspond with visual experience and the way in which an audience tries to make sense of them. My new experimental body of work is playing off the way a contemporary audience in the early decades of the 21st century reads and responds to photographs. The link between a photograph as an index of a real event or place has been dissolved by the proliferation of digitally manipulated imagery; it's often easier and perhaps more comforting to explain an unexpected image as a digital creation. To explore this idea of the fine line between photographic truth and photographic fiction, and the places in which they intersect I construct 3 dimensional dioramas in my studio which feature optical illusions, and capture these strange little worlds with a 4x5 view camera. The images are digitally un-manipulated, and are intentionally uncanny in their depiction.

about aurelia

Born and raised on the southern beach suburbs of Adelaide, and very happy to be back at the beach after living in the USA for 6 years. Following her graduation from SASA she embarked on a working holiday that found her delightfully stuck in the United States. Aurelia was fortunate to work for several exceptional higher education institutions during her travels with amazing art programs. She found several practising artists who took an interest in mentoring her artistic development, and began exhibiting photographic work in Portland, Oregon and the San Francisco Bay Area, California. In 2003 the insensitivity of the Bush government to the united dissent from the American people towards the war in Iraq prompted her return home to Australia with her Alaskan born husband. Aurelia is currently a Master of Visual Art (by research) candidate at the South Australian School of Art, and has been teaching in the Photography and New Media departments at SASA since 2004. She is currently growing capsicums, aubergine and boys in her beachside wilderness rental house.

aurelia carbone - cv

2009-Current    Peer Assessment Panel, Arts SA
2004-Current Academic Lecturer, Photography & New Media, South Australian School of Art, UniSA
2002-03 Academic Computer Technician, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, USA
2001-02 Digital Media Assistant, Reed College Art Department, Portland, Oregon USA
2009 Masters of Visual Art (research) candidate, South Australian School of Art, UniSA
2004 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons), South Australian School of Art, UniSA
1998 Bachelor of Visual Arts, South Australian School of Art, UniSA
Solo Exhibitions
2009 a toy boat on the Serpentine, Gallery 139, Adelaide
  a toy boat on the Serpentine, Hype & Seek, Croydon
  a toy boat on the Serpentine, Adelaide Festival Centre Piano Bar, Adelaide
2005 urban love story, SALA Festival, Rhino Room, Adelaide
  Unexpected Company, Duke of York Hotel, Adelaide
Group Exhibitions
2009 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise
  Adelaide Ink 2: Comic Culture, Nexus Gallery, Adelaide
2008 Platinum - SALA Festival, Gallery 139, Adelaide
  Loreto Spring Art - Loreto College, Adelaide
  Carnivale - Helpmann Academy Foundation Front, Higher Ground, Adelaide
  ArtsSA Emerging Curator Project, Adelaide
2007 Momentum - Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide
  Blue Room - Parliament House, Adelaide
2006 9th Japan Media Arts Festival - Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
  Mentor Mentored II - Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide
  Concord 2 - South Australian School of Art Gallery, Adelaide
  Visage - Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
2005 Lucky Pig - FAD, Adelaide
2009 Finalist for Josphine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award
2008 ArtsSA Independent Makers & Presenters Project Grant
  1st Prize, Carnivale: Helpmann Academy’s Foundation Front exhibition
  Finalist for SA Life Emerging Artist Award, SALA Festival
2006 Jury Recommended Work, 9th Japan Media Arts Festival
2005 Best Solo Exhibition by 1st Time Festival Entrant, SALA Festival
  Helpmann Academy’s Optus Mentorship Scheme, mentored by artist Mark Kimber
  Epstein, Emma, “Gallery139” Art Monthly Australia, Artnotes, Issue #217, March 2009
  Fleming, Kylie, “Crafty Images” Adelaide Matters, Issue#108, March 2009
  Radok, Stephanie, “a toy boat on the Serpentine” The Adelaide Review, March 2009
  Radio interview: with Cath Kenneally, Arts Breakfast, Radio Adelaide, March 2009
  Carroll, Nick, “Colouring Matter” Messenger newspaper, July 7, 2008
  Epstein, Emma, “Virtual Vitamin” Art Monthly Australia, exhibition review, Issue #210, June 2008
  Southcott, Beverly, “Urban Differences” Vitamin [online] Magazine, 2008
  Tirrell, Sheree, “Take Two” Adelaide Magazine Annual 07 Magazine, 2007
  Kalionis, Jennifer, “Mentor Mentored II” exhibition review, Vitamin, episode 11, 2006/07
  Japan Media Arts Secretariat Office, “9th Japan Media Arts Festival Award Winning Works” exhibition catalogue, 2006
  Allen, Lynda, “Mentorship Provides a 2 Tiered Opportunity” Update Arts Magazine Vol14, No4, Issue #53. 2006
  Radok, Stephanie, “Visual Arts Reviews” The Adelaide Review, December 2006
  Moss, Jim, “Mentor Mentored II” exhibition catalogue essay, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, November/December 2006
  Radio interview: with Cath Kenneally, Arts Breakfast, Radio Adelaide, November 2006
  Wakefield, Kerry, “Salty SALA festival reflections” The Independent Weekly, August 14-20, 2005
  Street, Andrew P, “Courting Creativity” review of exhibition, db Magazine, July 2005



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