Photographs by Rennie Ellis and p1xels: Capturing the message – protest, graffiti and art showcases the importance of photographers documenting ephemeral aspects of our urban landscape – through their lenses they frame the political, social and cultural discourse in our public spaces.
Ellis’s photographs capture word-based graffiti of the 1970s and 1980s, which were an effective method of communicating a social message on a large scale in the days before social media.
Images captured in recent times by p1xels provide a different insight where messages are still communicated on walls, but may be conveyed in a more subtle form using illustrative imagery in addition to text.
The exhibition investigates the di…sparate styles of photographing graffiti from the documentary style of Ellis’ photography to the more aesthetic approaches of p1xels photographs.
Photographs by Rennie Ellis and p1xels: Capturing the message – protest, graffiti and art is curated by Georgia Rouette.
Exhibition dates: 29 November to 22 December 2017
Exhibition opening: Thursday 30 November 6 pm
The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall – Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5 pm
The exhibition will run from 29 November – 22 December 2017
The exhibition will be officially launched on Thursday 30 November by Fiona Hilary Industry Fellow & Lecturer Master of Arts – Art in Public Space, School of Art – RMIT University.