Sharon Hughes (b. 1976 Dublin, Ireland. Resides: Macedon Ranges, Australia)
Sharon Hughes was born 1976 in rural Ireland. She studied photography from 1996-1999 before moving to The Hague, The Netherlands where she resided and worked for six years before moving again to Melbourne, Australia in 2005. Sharon holds a Bachelor of Photography from Photography Studies College, Australia. She has exhibited at Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, VICQueen Victoria Women’s Centre, Melbourne and The Gallery at Quirk, Geelong. Sharon's work has been collected by the National Library of Australia along with a number of private collections in Australia, The Netherlands and Ireland. She currently resides and practices in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria with her husband and two children.
Through my practice I explores my connection to Australia as an Irish born woman living in Regional Victoria. It is my belief that when people experience inter-cultural living outside their homeland the issue of who they are and how they interact with the adopted landscape comes to the forefront. Prior to migration this notion is not an issue, for the most part, as people naturally identify themselves as part of their cultural society and form an almost organic connection to their native landscape. Since coming to live in Australia the disjunctive experience of living outside my cultural community has provided me with the space to reflect on my own sense of identity and belonging.
2014: Bachelor of Photography (Fine Art), Photography Studies College, Melbourne, Australia.
Additional Professional Education
2008 - 2013: Advanced Diploma of Photography, Photography Studies College, Melbourne, Australia.
1998 – 1999: Certificate of Photography (City & Guilds), Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland.
1996: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.
1994-1995: Certificate of Photography, Marino College, Dublin, Ireland.
Selected Group Exhibitions
24/11/16-24/12/16: CCP Salan 2016, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Collingwood, Melbourne, VIC
22/11/13-14/12/13: CCP SALON 2013, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Collingwood, Melbourne, VIC
06/10/13-16/11/13: Home, Gallery at Quirk, Geelong, VIC
06/03/13-29/03/13: The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum, Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne, VIC.
23/11/12-15/12/12: 2012 Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Collingwood, Melbourne, VIC
23/11/12-09/12/12: Fresh 12, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford, Melbourne, VIC
01/12/08-12/12/08: Before We Were Famous, Angela Roberts - Birds Gallery, Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne, VIC
2016 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards
- 2016 AIPP Australian Album Finalist
- Album/Book: Silver Award
2012 Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards
- Fine Art: Silver Award
- Landscape: Silver Award
National Library Australia, Canberra
Current - Photographic Artist / Owner & Principle Photographer at Ash & Elm Studios, Victoria, Australia.
2015: Photographer & Portrait Retoucher, Studio Star, Melbourne, Australia.
2014: Gallery Assistant, Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2013: Studio Portrait Photographer & Studio Manager, Viva Photography, Melbourne, Australia.
2012: Gallery Assistant, Centre of Contemporary Photography (CCP), Melbourne, Australia.
Contact Sharon Hughes
Email: Sharon Hughes
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