Work from Newcastle based creative agency Headjam has been accepted into the State Library of Victoria’s collection.
This City Speaks to Me is a documentation of Australian bohemia through the lens of Luke Kellett, principal of Headjam Creative. The work was selected by curator Claire Williamson.
The work is part of a new exhibition at the State Library of Victoria titled ‘Bohemian Melbourne’ which opened on Thursday 11 December. The exhibition explores Melbourne’s enduring counter-cultures and celebrates a who’s who of creative free spirits.
Kellett attended the exhibition opening last week. He said: “To have Headjam’s work included amongst artists’ work that dates back to 1806 is a privilege. Melbourne’s bohemian culture is fascinating. This City Speaks To Me includes a series of portraiture and documentary photographs including negatives and rare Polaroid film that revolves around Melbourne’s warehouse-cum-studio and grassroots arts spaces.”
‘Bohemian Melbourne’ is open to the public from December 12 and runs until February 22 2015 at the Keith Murdoch Gallery, State Library of Victoria.
This City Speaks To Me was acquired by State Library of Victoria for its private collection in 2011.