Meniscus - A Photographic Journey

Louise Mann


18 January to 24 February 2008

Visitors to the Heathcote Museum and Gallery will experience a series of works that challenge the conventional perceptions of photography. Meniscus, inspired by Manns childhood travels and exposure to the art galleries of Europe, is a figurative look at representing experiences. The images focus on light and colour rather than sharp detail and form.

Mann said Meniscus moves her work into the abstract genre by conveying an interpretation rather than a record. In Meniscus the actual scene that is depicted is of much less importance that the artistic quality of the image, she said. I am more concerned with the aesthetics and the emotional and sensory impact of the image rather than what was actually in front of me at the time of capture.

Mann received the 2005 City of Melville Art Award for photography and has had her photographic works represented in many collections including the City of Melvilles.

Heathcote Museum and Gallery Curator Soula Veyradier said that Meniscus challenged the boundaries of the photo-impressionistic style. Through photography, Louise explores a world made of water, land and human figures to bring out the viewers inner landscape, she said. The exquisite photographs give the viewer the sensation of being within a painting.