Portrait of House will open at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum

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PRESS RELEASE August 17, 2022

PORTRAIT OF A LOUISE WHELAN HOUSE “THE SOFT EDGE TOUGH BUILDING” OPENS SEPTEMBER 2, 2022 AT THE MANLY ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM

Using the long format photographic genre, photographer Louise Whelan documented the construction and evolution of architect Peter Stutchbury’s Indian Head House. His works now form an exhibition at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum which runs from September 2 to October 16.

Known as the “sturdy building with soft edges”, this rare behind-the-scenes format takes viewers through the process of a famous Australian architect constructing his own family home, to learn about the architect’s journey. The action was watched as Stutchbury lived on site in a tent, finalizing construction details with his expert team of industrial designers, fabricators and carpenters, fellow architects and family members.

The integrated approach taken by Whelan is captured over 4 years in the artist’s distinctive style. Whelan’s artistic practice is inspired by environmental and humanitarian issues, and his interest in the aesthetics of memory.

Louise Whelan’s images have now been transformed into a collaborative film, which speaks to the process of making, art, portraiture, landscape and architecture, poetically creating a trail of memories that transform the mundane into tableaux.

His photographs and film will be presented after the opening of the exhibition by Peter Stutchbury on Friday September 2 and the artist and architect will participate in a talk from 2pm to 3pm on September 18, 2022 at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum.

Sandy Edwards, curator/mentor of photography will open the exhibition on Friday September 2 September 6 – 8pm

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