Displacement: an exhibition by Suellen Symons

Displacement, an exhibition by surrealist photographer Suellen Symons, will open on 7th May at Artsite Gallery.

Art Exhibition previously on at Artsite Galleries in Newtown precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 06 May 2017 to Sunday 28 May 2017

Displacement: an exhibition by Suellen Symons image

Published by Artsite on Saturday 22 April 2017.
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Displacement, a new solo exhibition by Suellen Symons, investigates contemporary displacement through Australia’s multicultural obsession with Cosplay and Medieval alter-egos.

Each subject is committed to the spirit of being a displaced person (warrior, knight, queen) and enjoys the transformation into another time and place. They have fashioned their own destinies as havens for the imagination.

Her pictures acknowledge the alter-ego of the subject as well as the discordant background of modern life – blending the everyday with the imagined.

“I aimed to capture a moment of intensity, revealing vulnerability and sense of belonging,” says Symons. “I tried to heighten the formality of the portrait-making situation, which may emphasize awkwardness but mostly shows each person proud of what they have accomplished.”

A life-long photography learner with many years of experience, Suellen’s goal is to create fantastic photography that reaches across art, fashion, and the senses. She wants to inspire and be inspired.

The exhibition is presented in association with Head On Photo Festival and will run until the 28th May, 2017.


Artsite Gallery, 165 Salisbury Rd, Camperdown Sydney 2050