Lisa Garland captures the essence of community through large scale silver gelatin portraits of friends and family in the familiar setting of their home. For twenty years, Garland has documented the unique spaces and people on the remote North West Coast of Tasmania. From her series Still Reverence, these images capture the intimate relationship between the individual and the domestic interior of their home. An abundance of objects within each space can be interpreted as small traces of a broader narrative of each subject.
Garland captures the typically considered mundane lives of ordinary people, however her hospitable practice of developing a warm relationship with the subjects translates through the lens to instead reveal interesting qualities and unique personalities. Gaining the trust of her subjects, Garland affords the viewer a glimpse into their homes, possessions and lifestyle. She speaks of her subjects’ stoicism, oddities, loss and loneliness, beauty, love, humour and resilience.
For the first time, Ballarat International Foto Biennale tickets are available for a single Day Pass or, for the complete experience, purchase a new 3-Day Pass for multiple entries to the Biennale’s core exhibitions in various venues during the festival. All Festival Passes include a single timed visit to the Linda McCartney: Retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Lisa Garland [AUS]~Still Reverence
- Lisa Garland
August 28, 2021 - January 9, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm