Ross Coulter


Free entry

NGV International

Level 3, Contemporary Art & Design

17 Mar 17 – 16 Jul 17


Ross Coulter’s Audience is a photographic series that documents audience members who were photographed in more than seventy Melbourne galleries and museums between 2013 and 2016. Coulter invited members of the local art community to attend a photo-shoot and they were instructed to imagine viewing a performance art event. Drawing on the visual language of 1970s performance art documentation, the work constructs a photographic archive of audiences. As an installation, comprised of more than 400 photographs, the work is a form of performance for the camera, whilst also recording the appearance, dress and body language of various social groups at a particular moment in time.

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A film by Ross Coulter to accompany the exhibition of the same title at the NGV.