What Was Once Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Conversation between Douglas Lance Gibson and Stephen Zagala

Sat 18 Mar 17, 1.30pm

Past program

Free entry

NGV International

Grollo Equiset Garden
Ground Level

With his book, What Was Once Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, Douglas Lance Gibson attempts to represent visually the dualism at play between the natural order of time and the West’s constructed version of it. Using photographs taken on the Fijian island of Taveuni, his book is a mediation on time and the multiple forms and roles it takes on in society.


Douglas Lance Gibson is a Sydney-based artist. Previously he has worked as a demolition and construction labourer, gallery assistant, chef, ski lift operator, door-to-door salesman, cotton entomological scout, and once spent 3 months working on a pheasant farm in Wiltshire, England.

Stephen Zagala is Senior Curator at the Monash Gallery of Art, the ‘Home of Australian photography’. He was born in Vanuatu and has a particular interest in the history of Australian photographers working in the Western Pacific.


Curated by Olivia Radonich, Founder of Reading Room Melbourne. Reading Room is an independent space dedicated to the support and promotion of contemporary culture through publications, research, readings, conversations, and the creation of new art projects

NGV International