ONLINE ARTIST TALK

Photo Live: Scotty So

Wed 6 Oct 2021 | 10 - 11am London | 8 - 9pm Melbourne

Free
In partnership with Photo Australia

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ABOUT THE EVENT

Join artist Scotty So (Australia) in conversation about their practice with Mariama Attah, Curator, Open Eye Gallery (UK).

This event is part of an international season of PHOTO LIVE talks presented by Photo Australia, Melbourne in collaboration with Autograph. The ten free online conversations between artists, photographers and curators from Australia and the UK will explore ideas of identity and belonging in the context of human rights, representation, and social justice. This program highlights the importance of centring black, Indigenous, feminist, queer and other marginalised voices and storytelling in photography.

These talks are part of our exhibition Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other and are taking place in the lead up to PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography (29 April – 22 May 2022).

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Scotty So

Scotty So is a Melbourne based artist who works across media, using painting, photography, sculptures, site-responsive installation, videos and drag performance. Driven by the thrill of camp, he explores the often-contradictory relationship between humour and sincerity within lived experience. Born and raised in Hong Kong, So graduated BFA Honours at the Victorian College of the Arts with First Class Honours in Melbourne, Australia, 2019. So’s work has been displayed in Hong Kong, China and Australia, including the Triennial 2020 of the National Gallery of Victoria. Scotty So is represented by MARS Gallery in Australia.

You can follow the artist on Instagram and see more of So's work on his website.

About Photo Australia

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Photo Australia produces PHOTO International Festival of Photography in Melbourne and across regional Victoria. Delivered in collaboration with over 40 cultural institutions, museums, galleries and universities, the Festival features free exhibitions, outdoor displays and artist commissions, alongside events and education programs. The Festival invites artists, curators, writers, academics and audiences to interrogate the major issues of our time through a central theme. The theme for PHOTO 2022 is ‘Being Human’ and the Festival will run from 29 April to 22 May 2022.

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PART OF THE UK/AUSTRALIA SEASON 2021-22

This program is part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22—a collaboration between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. The theme of the Season is ‘Who Are We Now?’ and will reflect on the shared history, current relationship and imagine the future of the two nations.


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Images, from top: 1) Scotty So, 'Wearing a mask during the third Bubonic Plague, No. 3' [detail], 2020. Digital photograph, 76 x 51cm, 6 edition + 2 A/ P Courtesy the artist and MARS Gallery. 2) Scotty So, United, Self-portrait As A Hong Kong Couple. 3) PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography Install: Broomberg & Chanarin, Spirit is a Bone, 2013 Photo: J Forsyth. 4) Silvia Rosi, from Neither Could Exist Alone [detail], 2020. © and courtesy the artist, commissioned by Autograph for Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other.