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Selina Wallace

I am a female Australian photographic artist. My photography explores the relationship between women and culture, and how we are influenced by the world around us. My love of nature guides both my life choices and my artistic practice. We are undeniably and inevitably shaped by the culture in which we live. The extent to which external cultural factors impact our behaviour, relationships and self-image is the focus of my photographic explorations. Recognition of these external factors – both historical and contemporary, allows me to start questioning expectations, and subverting the norm, in order to raise awareness, or to prompt conversations. Despite progress by feminists, women’s position in society continues to be subordinate to men. Progress is slow, and there are significant barriers to be overcome. I consider performative photography to be a great way of enabling conversations about inequalities and perceived gender expectations. My work State of the Environment was exhibited in a 2015 SALA (South Australian Living Artists) exhibition, and was the inaugural winner of the Don Dunstan Foundation Award. In 2019, Perfectly Imperfect was exhibited at the BIFB (Ballarat International Foto Biennale) Open Program. In 2020, Perfectly Imperfect was exhibited at The Mill, Adelaide in a solo show.

Artforms:

Photography, Visual Art
Selina Wallace