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4 January 2019 - 27 January 2019


10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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TYTO Regional Art Gallery
73-75 McIlwraith St
Ingham, QLD 4850 Australia
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Event Description

With a passion spanning 50 years, Glen O’Malley, an immensely talented photographer displays a collection of works containing figures in dreamlike environments in his exhibition ‘Now and Not Now’.

Glen writes:

“In 1969 my picture making took the form of painting and drawing, and my subjects, then, were mythical figures in dreamlike environments. Just up the road from Tyto Gallery, in a back room of the assembly hall at Ingham High School I developed my first roll of film. I didn’t know then that I would spend much of my life making photos, although I think I made that decision very soon after that.

It was only a few years later that I had my first photography exhibition. Then I could perhaps be described as a ‘street photographer’. From there my work became more clearly documentary – but always figures and environments. I often found the relationship between the real figures and the real environments stranger than I could imagine, and recorded those moments when I could.

Then I moved back to Far North Queensland where I’ve lived in the one house for thirty years. At the same time my photos took a turn toward the more obviously surreal. Now much of my work contains more mythical figures in dreamlike environments. The pictures in this exhibition have been made in the last twenty-five years but I see in them a little of my paintings of fifty years ago.”