Untitled (In Response to Place series, image 9) 2007

MAYNARD, Ricky (Big River/Ben Lomond)

Registration number

1282411

Artist/maker

MAYNARD, Ricky (Big River/Ben Lomond)

Printer

CPL

Title

Untitled (In Response to Place series, image 9)

Production date

2007

Medium

Chromira print

Dimensions (H x W x D)

104 x 125 cm (framed); 76 x 102 cm (print size)

Credit line

Commissioned by the City of Melbourne, 2007
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection
© Courtesy of the artist

Keywords

Ricky Maynard, Aboriginal, Indigenous, Photography, City Gallery, Birrarung Marr, 2007

Summary

Artist Statement

I am interested in making intelligent art with a specific cultural purpose: to seek a balance between craftsmanship and social relevance. Photography has the capacity to tell stories about the world and the photograph has the power to frame a culture. In response to form and discovering significance of place we come closer to understanding place within ourselves, physically, metaphorically and historically. It is a continuing journey and, as with this body of work, it continues to address issues of identity, site, place and nation. The main business of landscape photography is a rediscovery and re-evaluation of where we find ourselves.

Ricky Maynard, 2007

This work is one of a unique series of nine photographs commissioned by the City of Melbourne for the City Gallery exhibition 'In Response to Place', curated by the artist in 2007.