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27 January 2018 - 27 May 2018

WAu!

Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland

Curated by Jaana Lönnroos

WAu! exhibition is composed of the art of West Australian aboriginal people and the works of internationally acknowledged photography artists and a fine art graphic artist. The exhibition is carried out in co-operation with art center Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation in Balgo, Great Sandy Desert. The western state of Australia includes about one third of the vast continent, and art reflects versatilely its uniqueness. Art reflects the history of the country and its inhabitants with their characteristics – the short history of those with European background and the history of aboriginal people which is thousands of years old. We can see merger and clash, something strange and something oddly familiar to us. Isolation, sparsely populated country, deserted landscape and harsh conditions in nature may arouse feelings of identifying in a Finnish viewer.

The artists in the exhibition: Jacqueline Ball, Kevin Ballantine, Helen Clarke, Mike Grey, Imelda (Yukenbarri) Gugaman, Helicopter (Joey Tjungurrayi), Lucy Loomoo, Graham Miller, Marie Mudgedell, Patsy Mudgedell, Dora Mungkirna, Ningie Eileen Nanala, Bai Bai Napangarti, Elisabeth Nyumi, Kathleen Paddoon, Brad Rimmer, Angie Topsy Tchooga, Jimmy Tchooga, Juha Tolonen and Nora Wombi.


19 August 2017 - 27 August 2017


Instincts

Mt ROKKO International Photo Festival

East Gallery- Kobe, Japan

Curated by Emmanuel Angelicas

Produced by the Australian Museum of Contemporary Photography, ‘Instincts‘ presents a spectrum of practical and conceptual approaches that inquire into the complexity of Australia’s identity. The exhibition includes work by six photographers who work and live on the Australian continent. The artists Gilbert Bel-Bachir, Phil Bayly, Phillip George, Graham Miller, Polixeni Papapetrou and William Yang offer imaginative interpretations of the Australian condition, from the unique nature of southern landscapes to the peculiar narrative resonance that emerges from a land so steeped in symbolism and stories. Throughout ‘Instincts’ an uncanny poetry emerges, borne from a continent which can at once be characterized by isolation and an unusual interpenetration of diverse cultures. In their very heterogeneity, these works present the uniqueness of Australian photography and ask the question; Is there a certain visual matrix that we share or is it something to do with the colonized territory we occupy? Each of the photographers has a personal and a highly developed style and subject matter which ranges from abstraction to formal portraiture all embracing a visual instinct which conveys knowledge with lucidity.


13 October - 12 November 2016

2016 City of Perth Photographic Commission
Perth Centre for Photography

Established in 2009, this is the third commission in the series to invite professionally renowned photographers to capture the essence of our city at a particular moment in time. As the landscape of Perth continues to evolve at a rapid pace the City’s Photographic Commissions have become increasingly important in documenting a city in motion.
Jacqueline Ball’s Swimming Home and Graham Miller’s Place In The Sun present contrasting yet complementary narratives based around Perth’s built environment and public spaces.


14 June 2016

Seeking Asylum in Country : Western Australian Landscapes

PS Art Space, Pakenham St, Fremantle

Seeking Asylum in Country: Western Australian Landscapes is a group exhibition and silent auction of 14 prominent Western Australian landscape photographers gifting their work to raise funds to support asylum seekers and refugees in Australia's care. The artistic theme of the exhibition is tied to the political aim of the project through the act of seeking asylum, it conceptually ties seeking political asylum to seeking environmental asylum in Western Australian landscapes. 


21 November 2015 - 28 Feb 2016


WA FOCUS GRAHAM MILLER
Art Gallery of Western Australia

Graham Miller is one of Western Australia’s most important photographers. He is known for his atmospheric images that combine cinematic vision with the eye-for-subtle-detail of a short story writer.

Generous in spirit and outlook, his works are emotionally rich and often moving portraits of people and places. Each portrait invites curiosity about the possible events that have brought his subjects to this point in their lives, and each landscape evokes the sensation of being fully within the urban and natural environments presented.

Included in this display are works from Miller’s most important series, Waiting for the Miracle 2010 that developed from Miller’s response to the Leonard Cohen song of the same name; All That is Solid Melts into Air 2013/2014 that charts the people and landscapes of the Blue Mountains around Katoomba; and American Photographs a body of work taken on an American road trip in 2009. The exhibition also include two works shot in China in 2010, five small duo-tone riso prints on the subject of looking, and several Australian works not yet exhibited by Miller.

Robert Cook

Curator of Photography and International Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia

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21 November 2015 - 16 December 2016


GRAHAM MILLER
Turner Galleries



An exhibition featuring photographs from the ten years that Turner Galleries have been working with Graham, including several that have not been exhibited before and new works from 2015. A combination of portraits, landscapes and urbanscapes have been carefully selected to provide this exciting overview of his recent practice.


15 August 2015 - 15 Feb 2016

American Dream, American Nightmare
Art Gallery of Western Australia



Brett Whiteley, David Hockney, Graham Miller, Frank Hinder


Nominated for the Prix Pictet Award 2015


Q & A featured on The Heavy Collective


Featured on Mutant Space



Nov 15 - Feb 8 2015

new passports | new photography

Art Gallery of Western Australia

new passports, new photography is a celebration of the Gallery’s recent acquisitions of contemporary  photography around the theme of portraiture. It brings together over one hundred works – the majority of which are yet to be displayed –  that explore  how photographers use the camera to reflect, construct and challenge identity.  


Sept 4 - 12 October 2014

Bowness Prize2014 
Monash Gallery of Art 


Selected as finalist for Ira, 2013


Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the annual non-acquisitive William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize is an initiative of the MGA Foundation. The Bowness Photography Prize has quickly become Australia's most coveted photography prize.  


Featured in  Tiny Tiny Group Show based on the theme Value curated by  Kevin Miyazaki 

with Jonathan Blaustein, Angelica Dass,Terry Evans, Sarina Finklestein, Andy Freeberg, Gigi Gatewood, Glenna Gordon,Patrick Gries, Lewis Koch, Julia Kozerski, Andrew Phelps, Cara Phillips, Evelyn Rydz, Phillip Toledano, Michael Wolf


May 9 - June 9 2014

CLIP Award 2014 - Contemporary Landscapes in Photography
PCP - Perth Centre for Photography

Winner of Judge's Commendation for Cyclorama Point

"CLIP 2014 is an international and exciting selection which charts the reaches of landscape in photography by a group of incisive and interesting photographers, who niggle and push at what landscape photography is and can be. This year, they have taken the medium into new conceptual realms, but also, always being acutely aware of the profoundly human position in the seemingly simple, but ever complex act of making or taking a photograph of the world around us. CLIP 2014 points to the persistence and relevance of the landscape in photography today. "
Leigh Robb, Curator, PICA, 2014 CLIP Award judge  


All that is Solid Melts into Air featured on BOOOOOOOM

American Photographs featured on Juxtapoz


Feb 14 - Mar 15 2014

All That is Solid Melts into Air 
Turner Galleries

"A world of sandstone and eucalypt and unregenerate weather, a place just fallen from the sky. The pitch of the night and the closeness of the stars within itand the sky asleep in the valleys at dawn: I came for that, and for the faces of vermilion stone that no one would ever own."                                                                                          
Mark Tredinnick, The Blue Plateau

Created in the Blue Mountains around Katoomba, these photographs explore notions of the sublime and are inspired by Northern European Romantic painting, including those by Caspar David Friedrich and Eugene von Guérard. The series endeavours to capture a visual poetics of place and explore the communion of people with the landscape. These images are not a documentary or journalistic account, but an ambiguous blending of impression and fact and an attempt to provide delicate evocations of human presence and hope


Featured on Faded and Blurred


Aug 23 - Sep 22 2013

Momentum : 21 Years PCP

Perth Centre forPhotography

Curated by Paola Anselmi


2013 is a milestone year for the Perth Centre for Photography. PCP is coming of age. It’s been an extraordinary journey of growth. From humble beginnings as the Photography Gallery of WA at the Bridge Gallery in William Street, to a second incarnation as the Photography Centre at ArtsHouse, and finally the Perth Centre for Photography on Brisbane Street and now in its new premises on Aberdeen street, the PCP’s future has never looked more positive. In over two decades of existence the PCP has made it its missions to foster, support and promote the best of photographic practice and practitioners in this state and beyond. 

Momentum is a coming of age story. It's about looking back as well as ahead to new initiatives and growth.


September - October 2013

Graham Miller Photographs

One Eyed Jacks Gallery, Brighton, United Kingdom




"Miller’s rich, cinematic photos look American – perhaps because they mine the history of colour photography –but actually take place in his Australian homeland. Almost too perfect to be candid, they bring to mind Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s Hustlers series. Every bit as polished, but less neon, it’s more small town than big city, with nods in that direction towards Alec Soth’s Sleeping By The Mississippi."

The Brighton Source


August 9 2013 - Jan 9 2014

Making Pictures of People : Recent Perspectives on Photographic Portraiture

presented by FlakPhoto in association with the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas, USA

A robust selection of works from 27 photographers sourced from within the online photo/arts community, this exhibition explores the breadth and diversity of portrait picture-making today.While some images emphasize the construction of identity through race, gender and class, others question the relationship between individuality and the ways we classify ourselves according to cultural imperatives. At the core of these different approaches is the artists' exchange with their subjects and the creative inspirations that drive them to make images that push photographic portraiture forward.


Featured artist in IANN MAGAZINE Contemporary Art Photography in Asia

Vol.8 "Unfound in Australia" edited by Maurice Ortega


with Marian Drew, Graham Miller, Henri Van Noordenburg, Jacqui Stockdale, Justine Khamara, Magdalena Bors, Christian Thompson

Featured in

101 Contemporary Australian Artists


Showcases some of Australia's most celebrated contemporary practitioners. Their engaging work, across a variety of media including painting, drawing, prints, sculpture, installation, new media and the moving image, photography, fashion and textiles, and Indigenous art, reveals the vital creativity of Australian artists today.


MOMA Library New York purchases the full Abe's Penny archive for it permanent collection.

Featured in issue 1.11 with Kirsty Logan


October5 Oct 2012 - 3 Feb 2013

Anthology 2012 
Southeast Museum of Photography, Florida, USA

The range and breadth of styles, techniques, themes and subject matter used by contemporary photographers presents a broadening and a deepening of the field of serious photography in ways that have re-energized and stimulated the entire profession. It was not so many years ago that so-called serious art photographers had just a few accepted styles, areas of practice and working methods that would be embraced by the worlds of museums, galleries, or in art publishing.

The photographers exhibited in Anthology 2012 represent much of this new range and are producing some of the most significant new work that is starting have an impact in the field. All of the artists are entering the solid core of their careers as their style and subject matter matures to reflect the concerns of a new generation of artists.

Featuring Anderson and Low, Mary Ellen Bartley, Jean-Christian Bourcart, John Chakeres, Dominic Chavez, Scott Dalton, Nicola Dill, Eliot Dudik, Judith Fox, Toni Greaves, Lauren Henkin, Alexandra Huddleston, Lisa Kessler, Alex Leme, Emma Livingston, Graham Miller, Jeffrey Milstein, Daniel Mirer, Dianora Niccolini, David Pace, Philipp Scholz Rittermann, David Rochkind, Jennifer Schlesinger-Hanson, Brad Temkin, Shen Wei


28 Sept 2012- 10 Feb 2013

Negotiating this World - Contemporary Australian Art

National Gallery of Victoria, Ian Potter Centre, Melbourne





This exhibition brings together a selection of contemporary art from the NGV Collection acquired through the Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists. Reflecting the breadth of artistic practice in Australia over the past decade, Negotiating this world: Contemporary Australian Art  includes more than 100 works by contemporary artists of diverse cultural backgrounds and practices. Encompassing a range of media, works in the exhibition include paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints, collage, video and installations.


Featured on BOOOOOOOM


Looking at the Land - 21st Century American Views

A collaboration with FlakPhoto and the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, USA





Photographers aredoing what they’ve always done — looking at the land with a camera to explore,understand, critique and comment upon humankind’s relationship with nature. Thesubject matter has changed with each new generation, as have the impressions ofthe photographers behind the lens. This survey is by no means exhaustive but itdoes signal the beginning of a fertile new era in the ever-evolving landscapephoto tradition. It studies a cross-section of current landscape photography inthe documentary style. Most of these pictures depict actual places and theircontent says much about the United States and the American people. We live in apost-New Topographics landscape where an entiregeneration of photographers was born and raised in suburban sprawl. Wildernessis a foreign concept. Our environment has been significantly altered. We livewith nature at arm's length.These are 21st century photographic views;they're also personal perspectives that illustrate current practice inlandscape picture-making.


Featured photographer on Jörg Colberg's Conscientious blog 

Timemachine magazine Issue 1 with Rob Hornstra, Sohrab Hura, Katrin Koenning, Ingvar Kenne, Mary Beth Meehan, Zoe Strauss, Louis Porter, and Graham Miller.

Project of Tom Williams and Lee Grant  


100 Portraits - 100 Photos

This digital exhibition curated by Andy Adams and Larissa Leclair was created to share the work of artists with an international online audience. Since launching in early November 100 Portraits has been viewed by more than 60,000 visitors from 24 countries and the project has been featured in Wired Magazine, The New Yorker, National Public Radio, aCurator.com and The Washington Post.

It was screened at Snap! Celebrate the Photograph in Orlando, the Head On Photography Festival in Sydney, and the New York Photo Festival in DUMBO Brooklyn. The exhibition received its first physical show in the summer of 2011 at the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney, Australia.


Apr 16 - August 15 2011

Remix

Art Gallery of Western Australia

An exhibition showcasing the creativity of twenty contemporary Western Australian artists of diverse backgrounds, age and experience. The exhibition includes a broad mix of media with painting, sculpture, design, photography, textile and filmic work, most of it new or recently created and representing some of the most compelling examples of contemporary practice by Western Australian artists.Featuring Daniel Argyle, Lydia Balbal, Jacqueline Ball, Helena Bogucki, Helen Britton, Paul Caporn, Jane Donlin, Tarryn Gill / Pilar Mata Dupont, Adam Goodrum, Jon Goulder, Thomas Jeppe, Laura Johnson, Siné MacPherson, Carlier Makigawa, Claire Martin, Graham Miller, Clare Peake, Justin Spiers, Juha Tolonen and Brendan Van Hek.


Jan 19 - May 22 2011

The Truth is not in the Mirror - Photography and a Constructed Identity

Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, USA

Photography as a medium has always been actively concerned with describing identity. While a portrait is typically an artistic representation of a person where verisimilitude is the goal, here the inquiry is questioned and expanded. Rather than employing a camera to create an objective document, the artists in this exhibition are often involved in constructing narrative sequences that pose questions with open-ended outcomes. As the title, The Truth is Not in the Mirror... suggests, photography has the power to imply, construct, and/or deny a narrative. Many of the photographers are contemporary storytellers and, in this sense, their work reflects facets of our ever-changing precepts about family, identity, truth and fiction.


Featuring Tina Barney, Claire Beckett, Valerie Belin, Dawoud Bey, Jesse Burke, Kelli Connell, Michael Corridore, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Rineke Dijkstra, Jason Florio, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Andy Freeberg, Lee Friedlander, David Hockney, Nikki S. Lee, Graham Miller, Martin Parr, Thomas Ruff, The Sartorialist, Alec Soth, Will Steacy, Larry Sultan, and Mickalene Thomas. 

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October 22 - November 13 2011

Waiting for the Miracle

Turner Galleries




"...an intuitive attention to light is the link binding hauntingly graceful images, summoning the viewer to conjure a private narrative"

Lyn Diciero, The West Australian October 6


Unless You Will Magazine

ISSUE #9



curated by Heidi Romano  featuring work by Allesandro Imbriaco, Sadie Wechsler, Michael Werner, Ben Huff 


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July 29 - August 22 2010

 8 DAYS

Perth Centre for Photography

Varying perspectives from a journey into China by four of Perth's leading photographers


Kevin Ballantine, Mike Gray, Graham Miller, Juha Tolonen


Abe's Penny

January edition 2011 with Kirsty Logan 

Abe's Penny is a micro-magazine.

Each issue is a four-part series featuring an image and text collaboration printed on postcards. Subscribers receive one postcard every week, with a new series beginning each month.

Abe's Penny is based in Brooklyn, NY.

Independently published by sisters Anna and Tess Knoebel, Abe's Penny seeks to change the way our overscheduled and overstimulated audience consume art and literature. 


May 10 - July 12 2009

Transient States  

Lawrence Wilson Gallery, Perth Australia

This exhibition presents a range of creative responses to the urban landscape of Perth, a city whose physical fabric appears to be in a state of continual and often radical transition.

Featuring Kevin Ballantine, Rebecca Dagnall, Eva Fernandez, Karin Gottschalk, Michael Gray, Mark McPherson, Graham Miller, Tony Nathan, Max Pam, Juha Tolonen, Toni Wilkinson


Selected by Andy Adams from FlakPhoto as July 2008  Critic's Choice at the Griffin Museum of Photography, USA


Selected as one of a 100 photographers to participate in Review Santa Fe 2008 New Mexico, USA


Nominated for the Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Colour Photography Awards 2008 recognizing excellence in the field of contemporary color photography


Nominated for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography 2008


Critical Mass 2008 Finalist

Chosen as one of the top six finalists for the Critical Mass Book Award by 200 of the world's best curators, photo editors and photographic professionals.


May 18 - Jun 12 2005

Between a Blink and Recognition

The Church Gallery

Graham Miller, Max Pam, Brad Rimmer, Ben Sullivan