365 Day Project
25.2.2016 – 24.2.2017
366 Days [Leap Year]*
On 25 February 2016, Melbourne photographer Zo Damage committed to photographing a live band or more every day for a full year with her 365 Day Project.
The project explores and documents 366* consecutive days of live music and music culture, Zo’s unique and insightful outlook sharing a rich narrative of diversity, art and community. Zo successfully completed her unprecedented 365 Day Project on 24 February 2017.
Zo set herself some simple guidelines to work by for her 365 Day Project, the most important being that photographs of one or more live music performances must be taken on the day every day.
The Zo Damage 365 Day Project exhibitions showed at The Old Bar Gallery; Gallery 1, Arts Centre Melbourne (sold out event); Bib’n’Brace Collective (Brisbane); and Nanda\Hobbs (Sydney). Presented in chronological order, each instalment comprised in excess of 460 photographs, representing each day of Zo’s project (days 1–366).
In August 2017 Zo Damage released her 365 Day Project book, The Damage Report.
In November 2017 Zo was presented with The Age Music Victoria Awards Outstanding Achievement Award for her 365 Day Project and book The Damage Report.
Zo Damage 365 Day Project galleries are presented in weeks. Photographs in each of the 52 galleries cite the artist, venue, date and project day number.