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Tread Lightly by Ruth Maddison

  • Zo Damage 147 Victoria St Melbourne (map)

Zo Damage Presents

Tread Lightly by Ruth Maddison

Ruth Maddison is a self-taught photographic artist. Her professional work began in Melbourne in 1976. In 1997 she moved to Eden, NSW. 

Her career spans more than 40 years working in wide-ranging areas of tutoring and lecturing, freelance, commissioned, self-initiated works for publications, special projects and exhibitions.

Maddison’s documentary work explores themes of relationships, communities and families, offering the viewer glimpses into the daily lives and rituals of ordinary citizens within their homes, work places and neighbourhoods. Moving to Eden further opened her practice to an investigation and inclusion of landscape image making.

She has been the recipient of several Arts Grants and Residencies throughout her career and been the winner of the Hobart City Art Prize for Photography, and Josephine Ulrick National Photography Prize for Portraiture.

Maddison continues to exhibit in group and solo exhibitions. Her work is widely collected by major institutions throughout Australia.

I walk every day, my camera and I. 

I drive hundreds of kilometres, my camera and I.

I’m documenting a journey with the camera, and I’m documenting the passage of my life via the images I make.

— Ruth Maddison

Tread Lightly by Ruth Maddison

Wednesday 15 May 2019
Free Entry

Young Henrys brews and ReWine wines available on the night.

Exhibition dates
15–26 May 2019

Zo Damage @ QVM
147 Victoria St
Queen Victoria Market Melbourne

All works printed by Ruth Maddison and available to purchase at exhibition.
Credit cards accepted. 

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Earlier Event: May 11
Good Morning Market Session
Later Event: May 25
Spiral Perm Market Session