Sharon Hughes (b. 1976 Dublin, Ireland. Resides: Central Victoria, Australia)
Sharon Hughes is an Australian Professional Photographer working artistically and commercially in Central Victoria. After completing her photography studies in Ireland in 1999 she moved to The Hague, The Netherlands where she resided and worked for six years before moving again to Melbourne, Australia. Sharon holds a Bachelor of Photography from Photography Studies College, Australia. She has exhibited both locally and internationally and 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 Hepburn Shire, Victoria with her husband and two children.
In my practice I explore 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
2018|Loud and Luminous, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065
2018|Head On Mobile Prize Exhibition, Paddington Town Hall, 249 Oxford St, Sydney, NSW
2016|CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Collingwood, Melbourne, VIC
2013|CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Collingwood, Melbourne,
2013|Home, Gallery at Quirk, Geelong, VIC
2013|The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum, Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Melbourne, VIC.
2012|Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Collingwood, Melbourne, VIC
2012|Fresh 12, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford, Melbourne, VIC
2008|Before We Were Famous, Angela Roberts - Birds Gallery, Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne, VIC
2004|Stories from India, De Vrije Academie, Den Haag, Netherlands
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017|Transplanted, Macarthur Frameworks, 1008 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria, 3350, Australia
2018| Finalist, Mobile Prize, Head On Photo Festival
2017|Shortlisted, Australian Photography Awards
2016| Finalist + Silver Award, AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards / AIPP Australian Book Awards
2012 | Silver Award Fine Art, AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards
2012 | Silver Award Landscape, AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards
National Library Australia, Canberra
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