Yvette Hamilton: Space, Time, Light

13 Aug – 2 Oct

A photograph of a man looking at the sky

Space, Time, Light is an exhibition of new works by Blue Mountains artist Yvette Hamilton, based around her recent artist residency where she researched the Transit of Venus observation at Woodford Academy that occurred in 1874. This historical observation held great significance for astronomy and the photographic medium, but ultimately, was deemed a failure, and all photographic plates from this observation have been lost.

The works in the exhibition take a speculative response to these lost and failed images and draw together astronomy and photography with their shared anchor points of space, time and light – probing the gaps between vision, image and knowledge. Moving across time and space and using methodologies from the past and the present, this expanded photographic installation explores the seen and the unseen.

A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exposé Program exhibition

YVETTE HAMILTON Transit 2022, production still from four channel video work.