Acme Studios — Jane Burton

Supporting Artists since 1972

Jane Burton

Australia Council for the Arts Residency

Jane Burton is an Australian photographer based in Melbourne. Jane’s work explores landscape, architecture and portraits in loosely associated photographic series; her work has been described as an investigation into the feminine. Jane’s photography conjures mystery, nostalgia, film noir, potential threat, spirituality, sexuality and melancholy. In 2011 she produced a photobook, Other Stories, whose images are reminiscent of old photographic processes and hand-colouring techniques, evoking a feeling rather than describing a narrative.

Recent exhibitions include: Trace Elements: spirit and memory in Japanese and Australian photomedia, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Japan (2008); motherland, Johnston Gallery, Perth and Bett Gallery, Sydney (2008); Jane Burton, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane and The Art Vault, Mildura (2009); The Lake, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney (2009); Imitation of Life, Screen Space, Melbourne and India Art Fair, New Dehli (2011); Other Stories, Bett Gallery, Hobart (2012); Fantastic Dreamland – Contemporary Australian Photography, Shanghai Urban Planning Centre, Shanghai (2012). Her work resides in prominent collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Australia Council for the Arts

Since 1992, the Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Acme to provide London work/live residency opportunities for Australian visual artists. These residencies are located at Acme's Fire Station in Poplar, E14. Application and selection is undertaken directly by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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