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When the Sun Sleeps – Clare Jellie

Open until 31 May, 2021

March 27, 2021June 30th, 2021Events
© Clare Jellie

When the Sun Sleeps is a photographic exploration of the small Australian coastal city of Warrnambool and the stories embedded within its social and environmental ecologies.

As someone who grew up in the area, Jellie felt constantly torn between staying and leaving, travelling and dwelling between city and country. The project explores her ambivalent feelings toward growing up in a typical regional Australian town. The work depicts an honest contrast to the usual cliched touristic imagery of Warrnambool, while investigating clashing ideas to both question and celebrate rural living through long-form documentary and the traditions of photography that respond to place.

When the Sun Sleeps is currently showing at MGA exhibition space, the Atrium Gallery until May 31, 2021.

You can find more information about the exhibition here, and read more about the project on Clare’s website.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 6.00pm

Saturdays from 9.00am to 4.00pm

Sundays 10.00am to 4.00pm.

The Atrium Gallery was redeveloped in 2019 to provide a refreshed and responsive gallery space. This new gallery space will create meaningful opportunities for emerging artists working with photography to grow and develop their practice, with work that responds to MGA’s artistic program.

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