Thursday, 25 August 2016

Wallflower Photomedia Gallery was established in Mildura, Australia, in 2012 by Ross Lake OAM and Dr Kristian Häggblom with the support of Arts Mildura. The original prerogatives of the project where to highlight and create further readings of photography within a regional context and to present work otherwise unlikely seen in other spaces in Australia from artists using lens-based mediums from all over Australia, locally and from the world. Over a three-year period this included work from Japan, Finland, America, Canada, Italy, Mexico, England, Poland and Germany. WPG has worked in association with a number of important Australian institutions including Perth Centre for Photography, Perimeter Books, Photobook Melbourne, La Trobe University and Mildura Arts Centre.

The physical gallery was discontinued at the end of 2015 after 36 exhibitions and numerous satellite projects. WPG now functions as a facilitator of projects that include exhibitions, events, screenings, lectures and workshops. The most recent WPG project was a curated exhibition of Warwick Baker's "Belanglo" project at Mildura Arts Centre.

Ross and Kristian would like to send a heartfelt thanks to all those that have worked, volunteered and supported us. A special thanks goes out to the all the artists that came on-board with our crazy ideas and trusted us…

Friday, 18 September 2015

Recent Press | "Indefinitely" & "Classmates"

Wallflower exhibitions have been receiving some press and social media attention over the last few months - below are a couple articles. We have an exciting interview to post soon and are working towards the massive Mildura Palimpsest Biennale that opens in October.