Printed by Capture to Print worked with Heidi Victoria to prepare the prints for the exhibition and all 36 pieces were printed on Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag
. The new gallery is set to open at Collins Place, welcoming former state Member for Bayswater, Heidi Victoria, as its inaugural resident artist with her photographic exhibition, Where to Next?
Ms Victoria, a theatre photography and portrait specialist, and newly published author, will take over the space at 45 Collins St nestled between Pope Joan Café and the florist, with the soft opening on April 27.
Where to Next? will showcase a number of different works by Ms Victoria from across the globe.
“It is travel photography, but not as we know it. Rather than looking like someone’s holiday snaps, it has a sharp artistic focus, capturing images in well-known places, but from a different perspective,” Ms Victoria said.
“There are photos in New York, but none at the Statue of Liberty. Paris, but no pictures of the Eiffel Tower. It is very different to what you will find in usual photography.”
According to Ms Victoria, many of her shots would struggle to be replicated, whether it be from the top of the now burnt viewing areas of Notre Dame or a frozen lake in Tibet at 5000m, this is a truly unique exhibition.
No stranger to a camera, Ms Victoria spent 12 years in parliament with five of those years serving as Minister for Arts, Women’s Affairs and Consumer Affairs.
Following the 2018 election, Ms Victoria’s exit from politics saw a return to her “first true love” of photography.
“Other than upgrading all of my equipment, the transition back into photography was incredibly easy. Once a photographer, always a photographer,” Ms Victoria said.
“The transition coming out of parliament, was a lot easier than the transition entering parliament. It [photography] is something that has always been natural for me.