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Turner Gallery September Exhibitions

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Turner Galleries presents three exciting new solo exhibitions, by leading local artists, for the September program. In the Main Gallery JAC BALL will showcase intimate and engaging new photographic work, in Engine Room 1 GRAHAM MILLER presents a brilliant homage to his youth and Aussie rules footy, and in Engine Room 2 PAUL CAPORN demonstrates his ongoing interest in a defiantly indeterminate mode of art production, with works from the past 20 years.


Jac Ball’s exhibition PDA* draws from camp aesthetics and the online confessional genre to explore the pleasures and complexities of queer representation. Their photographs use collage processes to speak to ideas of excess, repetition and self-assemblage, and are shown alongside staged performances for the camera.

Together these exquisitely coloured photographic works demonstrate Ball's prowess with a camera, along with the ability to create strangely beguiling and compelling images that address ideas of gender and self representation.Jac Ball is a PhD candidate at Curtin University. They were included in HERE&NOW17 at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery UWA, New Matter: Recent forms of Photography at the Art Gallery of NSW, in 2016, the prestigious Primavera exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney in 2013, Remix at the Art Gallery of WA in 2011 and Transcendental at Galerie Pavolva in Berlin in 2014. Their works can be found in the collections of the Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery of WA, University of WA, Murdoch University, Wesfamers, Kerry Stokes Collection, North Metro TAFE and Artbank.

*Public Displays of Affection


Childhood memories are the trigger for Graham Miller’s new series Playing the Man.

These playful and humorous images are a celebration of football and a nostalgic look at the past. Referencing bubble gum footy cards from the 1970’s and 80’s, Miller recreates himself as boyhood football heroes to explore issues of masculinity, identity, and cultural difference.

Expect to see photographic self portraits, collectable plates and stubby holders, and have yourself photographed as Miller dressed up as his childhood footy hero Les Fong.

Graham Miller’s photography has been exhibited throughout Australia and overseas. He was included in the 2012 monograph 101 Contemporary Australian Artists produced by the National Gallery of Victoria and was selected for the inaugural 2015 WA Focus exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Currently his work is part of the regional touring exhibition How Did I Get Here? produced by AGWA and Art on the Move. This September his work will be included in a major photographic exhibition Civilization: The Way We Live Now at the National Gallery of Victoria.

His photographs can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of WA, Haggerty Museum USA, Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University, Artbank, Parliament House Canberra, City of Fremantle, Royal Perth Hospital and many private collections.


Paul Caporn's exhibition Incidental has emerged out of his ongoing interest in a defiantly indeterminate mode of art production and gathers a collection of works emerging from the past 20 years of practice.

Early in his career he studied painting and was fascinated by colour theory and ideas about how we see images via the light being reflected from objects. This drove him down the path of not just representing light through painting but using lights within his work. Incidental will showcase several works utilising light, along with a spirit level sculpture, an inverted carousel horse and a series of giclee prints.

Although he studied as a painter at Curtin University, Paul Caporn is better known for his sculptural works, including public art commissions. He was the recipient of the Sculpture by the Sea first prize at Cottesloe Beach in 2012, his enormous rubber crane, Slump, from his 2009 solo show with us, was acquired by the Ipswich Regional Gallery in Queensland and the Art Gallery of WA acquired his rubber scissor lift (Insupportable) from the AGWA Remix 2011 exhibition. His artworks are also held in the collections of Artbank, Kerry Stokes, Janet Holmes a Court, City of Perth, St John of God, Curtin University, North Metro TAFE, and Parliament House.



Friday, September 20 – Saturday, October 19, 2019


turner galleries
470 William Street
Northbridge, Western Australia


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