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This Time It’s Personal 2022 exhibition showcases top Australian photographers’ passion projects for a good cause at SUNSTUDIOS

25th November 2022

Isamu Sawa photography
Photograph ‘Poppies’ by Isamu Sawa | This Time It’s Personal 2022 exhibition

Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 25 November 2022: SUNSTUDIOS, backed by Canon Australia, today opens to the public its 11th annual This Time It’s Personal 2022 exhibition. Showcasing the best in Australian photography talent, the exhibition provides a glimpse into what professionals shoot for love alone with all art works donated by the artists available for purchase at a discounted rate. Curated this year by Nicky Catley, Group Picture Editor at Australian Geographic, the showcase will feature 64 unique photographs with 100% of print sale proceeds donated to the GO Foundation. Founded by Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin, the GO Foundation seeks to create opportunities for Indigenous youth through education and bespoke scholarship programs.

Each photograph exhibited is brought to life using SUNSTUDIOS’ state-of-the-art Canon print facilities and print specialist, Selena Simpson, who strives to match the artist’s intention as closely as possible while also delivering a stunning piece of artwork.

Luke Harrison, Head of SUNSTUDIOS commented, “Art has the ability to connect and inspire individuals, and as Sydney’s arts and culture scene continues its revival, we are thrilled to see the return of the exhibition after close to two years. The exhibition provides a truly unique opportunity to view and purchase high quality artwork by the industry’s best photographers including Hugh Stewart, Emily Abay, Gary Heery and Vicki Lee, at affordable prices and for an important cause. We are incredibly grateful to the talented artists who have kindly donated their works.”

This Time It’s Personal Curator and Group Picture Editor at Australian Geographic, Nicky Catley, says of the exhibition, “The ‘big pause’ in the world of commercial photography as a result of the COVID pandemic, led many commercial photographers to reflect and turn inward, driving new personal work. During lockdowns photographers were stuck in their homes and many became hyper aware of nature, the rhythms of the weather and turned to documenting the minutiae of their everyday lives. Others had time to revisit archives and explore new directions. I am honoured to be curator of this year’s show after such a fruitful period for this kind of vulnerable, intimate, playful and experimental work. Thank you to all the generous photographers for sharing their beautiful art and providing the opportunity to give back to the community.”

To view the This Time It’s Personal Exhibition, visit: This Time It’s Personal 2022 exhibition.

‘Poppies’ by Isamu Sawa is an outtake from a commercial project - 'WILD'. The brief was to freeze flowers using liquid nitrogen and photograph them exploding. Before each exploding take, I captured the frozen flowers as a static still life.

Exhibition open to the public
When: This Time Its Personal exhibition is open to the public from 25 November until 16 December, 2022. Entry is free of charge.
Pricing: Print prices start from $300.
Opening times: Gallery opening times are 8:00am – 6:00pm AEDT, Monday to Friday and 8:00am – 4:00pm AEDT Saturday (opening hours exclude Sundays and public holidays).
Address: SUNSTUDIOS, 42 Maddox St, Alexandria NSW 2015.

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