‘Fire and Snow’, by Harleen Robb, winning entry for the PLC Sydney Students’ Photographic Prize, 2021

Students' Photographic Prize 2022 Finalists

...the RIVER bled

The RIVER bled, contemporary photography exhibition by Sydney artist Teena McCarthy, is run conjunction with the PLC Sydney Students’ Photographic Prize 2022.

Teena McCarthy is a visual artist and poet who works predominantly in painting, photography and performance art. She graduated in 2014 from UNSW Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction.

Of Italian and Barkindji heritage, Teena McCarthy explores her identity in her multidisciplinary works, bravely unpacking issues of displacement and loss of culture that has punctuated her family history. Her works are inspired by her grandmother’s life history and are visually deeply rooted in the traditional customs practiced by Aboriginal communities in Barkindji Country, around the Darling River.

Teena has exhibited extensively over the past few years and PLC Sydney is proud to exhibit her wonderfully powerful photography.

PLC Sydney is honoured to have the participation of Mr Djon Mundine OAM as special guest speaker on Opening Night, Thursday 28 April. Mr Mundine is a foundational figure in the criticism, development and exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal art, who, nationally and internationally, has been widely respected as an intellectual, activist and cultural leader since the 1970s.

Mr Mundine , along with Dr Paul Burgis will present the awards in this Year’s Students’ Photographic Prize. This year, students were asked to respond to the theme ‘Sacred Water’.

Highly Commended award recipients received a certificate and a $50 art supplies voucher, generously supported by PLC Sydney Parents & Friends’ Association.

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

Elliott Erwitt.

Next Up…

Adelaide Perry Gallery