Makati City, Philippines, April 26, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The Australian National University’s Photospace Gallery has invited Philippines based artist, Henry Bateman, to exhibit his latest work at the gallery in September.
The 14 canvas giclees destined to go to Australia for this exhibition, entitled ‘Altered States II’, were made over the last 2 years and are of Bateman’s view of living in the Philippines.
An Australian expatriate, Bateman has been a permanent resident of the Philippines since 2005. He has been making art for over 30 years, but to depict the Philippines he had to develop a new visual language to accurately articulate his Filipino experience.
“The Philippines and the Filipinos are unique,” Bateman said. “It is a place of extremes, from the squatter settlements to the Ayala concrete jungle, from the shopaholics paradise of the malls to religious fervor of the Holy Week celebrations. Then there is the smiling hospitality of the Filipinos themselves, from all walks of life, as they triple check every business transaction,” he added.
When confirming the exhibition dates the academic coordinator for the Photospace Gallery, Peter Fitzpatrick, stated “I am really looking forward to showing your work.”
Bateman has to hand 10 of the works for the exhibition and will complete the 4 outstanding pieces over the next couple of months.
About Henry Bateman
Henry Bateman is an Australian born artist who has been a permanent resident of the Philippines since August 2005. In a 30 year career in the arts he has had 3 one man exhibitions, participated in 11 group exhibitions, successfully completed 34 commissions and has published 1 book of his work. He has also had 18 essays published about art and/or living in the Philippines. His work can be seen at his website www.pissedpoetpics.com and at his weblog http://auspat.blogspot.com.
About the Photospace Gallery
The Photospace Gallery is one of the 3 exhibition venues on the Australian National University campus. A public exhibition space, it is dedicated to photography as an art form. It is organized and run by the Photomedia workshop of the School of Art, National Institute for the Arts, ANU. As such, it is well visited by graduates and undergraduates of the school along with the general public interested in fine art photography.
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