Walking in Isolation is the result of a collaboration between photographer James Farley and poet Lachlan Brown. Throughout 2020 and 2021, James and Lachlan found solace in daily walks through the same streets and trails in the suburb where they live. Though their paths rarely crossed in person, they connected via social media and began sharing and exchanging work. The result is a series of vignettes situated in a regional suburban context but connecting to the universal themes of resilience, uncertainty, and change.
Exhibition continues until 2 April, 2022
About the Artists:
Working in predominantly regional and remote areas, James uses photography towards an ecological practice of place. His work plays with lyricism and form to emotionally explore the intersections of ecological, industrial, and cultural forces in this time of ecological crisis.
Beyond his own practice, James is a passionate advocate for the development, promotion, and support of regional artists. James is a co-founder of Good Sport, an independent art space community for artists in the Riverina. He is also a founder and partner at F.Stop Workshop, a community, education and photography centre in Wagga Wagga, NSW. James has presented exhibitions, lectures, and community programs across regional and metropolitan Australia and abroad. His work is held in multiple public and private collections and has received recognition in the form of multiple prizes, grants and awards. James has been a finalist in the Bowness Photography Prize (2019), The National Photography Prize (2018), and the World Photography Prize (2015). In 2015 he was an inaugural recipient of the CreateNSW Young Regional Artist Scholarship and in 2016, James was awarded the NSW Young Achiever of the Year Award (Arts).
Barbie Robinson, Living Arts Canberra interview with James Farley