I'm Gus, a lens-based artist living and working on Wurundjeri country in Melbourne, Australia.
Working with both still and moving image, my creative practice is anchored in land and culture; the overlapping influences of where we live and who we are. Informed by familial narratives, national myths and connection to landscape, my work oscillates between poetic and observational forms of documentary storytelling.
The project underpinning my debut monograph, Teetering like a September myth (2022), was awarded the inaugural OD Prize by Open Doors Gallery and then exhibited in London, UK. My moving image work formed in collaboration with Tom Goldner, Do Brumbies Dream in Red?, has been exhibited as a large-format two channel projection installation at Meat Market in Melbourne (AU) in 2021, a single channel revision at Artspace at Realm (AU) in 2022 and will be shown once again in 2023 (venue TBA). Works from As if the God's were made of dust have been exhibited as part of the Bowness Prize (2022) operated by Museum for Australian Photography (formerly MGA) as well as the Iris Award (2021) operated by Perth Centre for Photography.
In 2023, I co-founded the MEL Photobook Fair, attracting artists and publishers from both Victoria and interstate to showcase their artist books and publications. I am now working towards the Photobook Weekend as a co-Curator for the PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography in Melbourne.
As a co-Creative Director for Photo Collective, I spend my days immersed in Australian photography with a strong focus on visual narrative and publication. Alongside my colleagues, I manage the production of written content, produce short films and puts together publications such as Photo Collective Magazine. I also sit on the judging committee for the series-based annual award Stories and the annual Australian Photography Awards.
Incinerator Art Prize
Incinerator Gallery, AUS 2023
Artspace at Realm, AUS 2022/23
Monash Gallery of Art, AUS 2022
Open Doors Gallery, UK 2021
Perth Centre of Photography, AUS 2021
Do Brumbies Dream in Red?
Meat Market Stables, AUS 2021
In collaboration with Tom Goldner
In Your Mother Tongue
Griffin Museum of Photography, USA 2019
In collaboration with Evy Huppert
Fox Gallery, AUS 2017
Awards & Publication
Incinerator Art Prize | Incinerator Gallery
Bowness Prize | Museum of Australian Photography
Blind Magazine, 2022
One's To Watch | Artsy, 2022
OD Photo Prize | Open Doors Gallery
Grand Prize Winner, 2021
Interview with MPB, 2021
Iris Award | Perth Centre of Photography
Black River | Issue 001, 2020
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