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by jraffan
posted 05/05/2012

Arts Monday 7 May 2012

Andrew Quilty, Liberty and Route 66. Courtesy the artist.

ArtiFacts Eastside.

Join me, Jane Raffan, for a program that looks at the exhibition Blue Highways, USA, which gives us a glimpse of America seen through the lens of  Australian Walkley Award winning photographer, Andrew Quilty.

Quilty followed the old roads, or Blue Highways, through Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and New York. The exhibition Blue Highways, USA shares with us the people and places he encountered ‘from the dustbowl to prosperity’.

Andrew Quilty will be joining me in the studio for chat about his work and the exhibition.

Blue Highways, USA is on show Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Paddington, until Monday 14 May, as part of the annual Head On Photographic Festival organised by the Australian Centre for Photography.

Andrew’s photographs have earned him the following accolades: World Press Photo Award (2008), The Inaugural Walkley Young Australian Photojournalist of The Year Award and an invitation to join the prestigious Australian Photographic Collective Oculi. In 2009 he was invited to be the sole judge of world’s richest photography prize – The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.

More on Andrew here: http://andrewquilty.com/about/

More on Oculi here: http://oculi.com.au/about-2/

And the music? Well, where would a show about road trips be without music about the travelling highways and the open road? Lucinda Williams, Brownie McGee, Memphis Slim and more. And in keeping with Quilty’s America as seen in Blue Highways, there’ll be Dylan and Guthrie in the mix. So, you can expect jazz and poetry, politics and twang.

As always, I look forward to your company, 10:30 to noon.