b. 1976, Australia

Gregory Ackland Biography

Gregory Ackland is an Adelaide based photographer. His work two recent bodies of work feature the photographic series ‘Habitus’ , which references the traditions of Romanticism, but Ackland’s photographs also reflect the idea of a retreat inwards. A contemplation of the experience of place elevates these images beyond the picturesque to highlight an emotional response to the landscape.

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The artist’s second series of works 'Heaven, Man & Earth’, depict exquisite floral arrangements in the style of Ikebana as a response to recent environmental disasters in Japan, New Zealand and Australia. The series is "about finding beauty even in tragedy, about picking yourself up, looking within to find the strength to go on…"

Text courtesy Hill Smith Gallery.

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