SLIDE SHOW LAND - Dorothy and Jack

Slide Show Land: Dorothy and Jack
installation @ Incinerator Gallery

This slideshow is titled “Dorothy and Jack” and is edited from a collection of about 600 slides dating from the early 50’s until the late 70’s taken by an American photographer Dorothy Elizabeth Elsberry.

I purchased them on e-bay in 2001. Assembling the slides I discovered a love story, a relationship that is not in the fresh flush of youth, yet reveals a deep romantic ideal; of old age spent together with the one you love.

Slide Show Land Dorothy And Jack in An Auto Biography of Elvis Richardson
True Estate Gallery, 22nd May 2018

In this new exhibition of Richardson’s solo work, family stories, imagined archives and documentary photography come together across video, installation and sculpture. Imbuing a sense of the artist’s self in the retelling through archives, Richardson’s work considers her own lineage, domestic spaces and memories through the lens of the found archive.

‘An Autobiography of Elvis Richardson’ brings together a combination of new and previously exhibited works into the context of True Estate Gallery. Re-shown and developed over the past 10 years, these works explore archives of photography, domesticity, family and womens creative practice through collation and curation. Video works gently meander through intriguing combinations of aesthetically complex and at times precisely shot found imagery to humdrum sounds of a slide machine click or ambient percussive electronica. In re-archiving and combining analogue and digital archives into physical forms, Richardson considers the purpose of creating and maintaining family archives and herstories, and questions through whom these stories are be told.

Slide Show Land: Dorothy and Jack has been exhibited as 35mm slide show, a video with narration, and as a series of photographs.

2006 If you leave me can I come too? curated by Bec Dean, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

2007 Canberra Contemporary Art Space solo show.

2008 Rooms curated by Mary Pridmore, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart

2009 Photographer Unknown curated by Kyla McFarlane, Monash University Museum of Art

2012 Because I did it first, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide

2013 Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

2014 Substation Art Award 2014

2017 Galerie Pompom, Sydney

2018 True Estate Gallery, Melbourne

CoUNTess Spoiling Illusions since 2008 by Melinda Rackham & Elvis Richardson

Co-authored by Melinda Rackham and Elvis Richardson, CoUNTess: Spoiling Illusions Since 2008 is a timely look at the origins, evolution and interventions into gender asymmetry in Australian Art, documenting the advocacy and interventions of CoUNTess Blog [2008], through to the significant gains in representation revealed by Countess Report [2019].

A heady mix of rigorous research, harrowing and humorous blog rants, hard crunched data, theoretical musings, intimate revelations and visual art works, designed by Elliot Bryce Foulkes and Maria Smit CoUNTess will hit the shelves mid 2021.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body

This project has been supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria

and made lots of fun by a Jacky Winter Gardens Residency.