Zo Damage
365 Day Project
25.2.2016 – 24.2.2017
366 Days [Leap Year]*

The project

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.

 

The rules

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 exhibitions

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).

 
The Damage Report / 365 Days Gallery 1, Arts Centre Melbourne 2017

The Damage Report / 365 Days
Gallery 1, Arts Centre Melbourne 2017

The Damage Report / 365 Days Nanda\Hobbs, Sydney 2017

The Damage Report / 365 Days
Nanda\Hobbs, Sydney 2017

 
 

The book

In August 2017 Zo Damage released her 365 Day Project book, The Damage Report.

 
Gerald Elson [Readings Books] reviews  The Damage Report.

Gerald Elson [Readings Books] reviews The Damage Report.

 

Zo’s award-winning 365 Day Project book THE DAMAGE REPORT is available to buy online and in-store from Readings Books and Tym Guitars.

 
 
 

The award

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.

 
Outstanding Achievement Award
 
 

The galleries

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.

 
Spacejunk v Los Dos Tote’L’Rumble, The Tote 09.03.2016 — Day 14/366

Spacejunk v Los Dos
Tote’L’Rumble, The Tote
09.03.2016 — Day 14/366