Juno Gemes : When I asked Lardil Elders on Mornington Island in 1978 “What images should I make—what do you want your fellow Australians to see?"
This was their answer: “Show them that we are still here, we been here all along. Show them that our culture is still strong. Show them that my girl."
In May 2014 UP CLOSE at Rebecca Hossack Gallery London exhibited the work of Juno Gemes and Michael Aird during The Conference Photography and Anthropology at The British Museum, which they both presented papers.
In UP CLOSE 2015, Juno Gemes brings home to Brisbane works created in Queensland some 40 years ago, historic images from Mornington Island & The Movement in Queensland . These Vintage Prints, Hand Tinted Prints and Unique State Photogravures printed in Brooklyn NY in 2015 are exhibited here for family and friends and for our State , National and personal collections. The exhibition will bring together the photographic works of Michael Aird, Jo-Anne Dreissens with Juno Gemes.
Our family of photographers have collaborated across twenty years since 1994 AIATSIS project In Our Time- 1978-2003 Juno Gemes. We now present the work of three generations of photographers together, cutting across deviding preconceptions at Fireworks Gallery .
Courtesy of Juno Gemes - Photographer
More works available to view online Thursday 3rd December