Brian McKay

1994
Overview

Silver gelatin print

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-7-912
Width
67.1000 cm
Height or length
57.2000 cm
Contextual Information

Brad Rimmer is a photographer who works on long-term projects encompassing portraiture, landscape, and social documentation, aiming to reveal the essence of humanity within mundane surroundings.

Navigating the delicate boundary between art and documentary photography, Brad employs his artistic vision to explore the essence of rural Australia and the emotional resonance of natural landscapes on individual psyches.

His book series, namely 'Silence,' 'Nature Boy,' and 'Nowhere Near,' unfolds in the Western Australian Wheatbelt, his childhood home, weaving personal visual narratives that reflect cultural intricacies of place, identity, belonging, and memory.

Venturing further into the intricate relationship between individuals and their surroundings, Brad dedicated a decade to documenting China through the series 'How Now Mao,' capturing the evolving cultural landscape of the rapidly growing economy and the remnants of traditions amid modern aspirations.

Brad's work has graced numerous international solo exhibitions, including prestigious events like the Perth International Arts Festival, the Pingyao and Lianzhou International Photo Festivals in China, the Brighton Photo Biennial in the United Kingdom, Kaunas Photo in Lithuania, and Photoforum PasquArt in Switzerland.

Recognized for his contributions, Brad received a Mid Career Fellowship from the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts in 2009 to publish 'Silence: the West Australian Wheatbelt,' praised by state gallery curator Robert Cook as "one of the most significant visual representations of Western Australia to date," with all 30 works in the series acquired by the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Brad's works are held in various national and corporate collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Wesfarmers, Artbank, St John of God Health Care, and Murdoch University.

Place made
Fremantle
Western Australia
Australia
Year
1994
Primary significance criteria
Artistic or aesthetic significance
Comparative significance criteria
Object’s condition or completeness
Well provenanced
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Black and white photograph print of Brian McKay

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