LEISURELAND
1999

Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

6 – 30 October 1999

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

3 – 20 May 2000

Monash Gallery of Art

6 September – 20 October 2002

Sporting Life , Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

16 August – 13 November 2000

My City of Sydney

20 November 2004 – 26 November 2006

New Australiana, regional tour

3 December – 20 April 2003

Photographica Australis, Sala del Canal de Isabel II, Madrid

15 February – 10 April 2002

Photographica Australis , Asialink tour

30 July, 2003 – 2004

De Overkant/ Down Under, The Haag Museum of Photography

15 June – 9 September 2007

Embassy of Australia

28 September – 15 November 2007

works
overview

An examination of modern Australian leisure.

{ Anne Zahalka’s series, Leisureland maps some of the co-ordinates of modern leisure in images that occupy a vantage point between the production and consumption of down time. Her photographs document the stuff we do; the myriad forms of gambling, sightseeing in the air, underwater, in the past, hardening our bodies in gyms, crowding a lecture by Derrida, chilling at the pool, catching a simulated war or a round of Aqua Golf, ‘Golf, with a difference!

– EXCERPT FROM ESSAY BY DAVID ELLISON 9

{ Through a series of large scale photographic images taken in real locations “Zahalka’s images deploy conventions of photographic realism in tandem with contemporary technologies that facilitate a precision of colour and detail, an organisation of pictorial surface, and a scale hitherto associated with traditional history painting or the advertising billboard”.

– EXCERPT FROM PAPER BY BLAIR FRENCH 9

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