Don't Look Down


A series of new works by 2017 Global City Residency Basel recipient, Brad Rimmer.

WHEN: 31 May to 15 June 2018
WHERE: Old Customs House, 8 Phillimore Street, Fremantle
COST: n/a


A series of new works by 2017 Global City Residency Basel recipient, Brad Rimmer. From ancient times to the present, the Alps have had mythological, spiritual and romantic significance. Recognisable peaks like the Matterhorn have become trademarks for chocolate companies and the like and their rugged profiles have filtered into our everyday lives in places far away. In the past century, advances in engineering in the Alps have made access to viewing platforms easy and now thousands of tourists line up to photograph these scenic vistas every day. Brad has altered these views to question the experience of what we already know in our collective memories.

Raised in Wyalkatchem in the Central Wheatbelt region of WA, Fremantle based photographer Brad Rimmer seeks to uncover the human within often alienating everyday environs. He continues to use his artistic practice to probe at the essence of rural Australia and the emotional impact of the natural landscape upon individual psyches.

His work has been shown in numerous local and international solo exhibitions, including PIAF 2005; the 2004, 2005 and 2008 Pingyao and the 2006 Lianzhou International Photo Festivals in China; the 2006 Brighton Photo Biennial in the United Kingdom; Kaunas Photo 08 in Lithuania and Photoforum PasquArt in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.

In 2009 he was awarded a Mid Career Fellowship from the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts in order to publish Silence in 2010. His photographs are held in numerous national and corporate collections, including the National Gallery of Australia and The Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Brad Rimmer, View from the Rifflhorn #5, 2017

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