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TAMARA DEAN In Our Nature 26 July - 19 August 2018 © Martin Browne Contemporary © All images copyright Tamara Dean This catalogue is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission. COMPILER: Ally Russell-Floyd PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER: Jack Sewell COLOUR SEPARATIONS: Spitting Image, Sydney The artist gratefully acknowledges Tony Kanellos, Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Erica Green, Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia and the Art Gallery of South Australia for their generous support in the development of In Our Nature. Special thanks to the Australian Dance Theatre, and all of the models involved. Cover Image: Sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in Autumn, 2017, pure pigment on cotton rag paper, 153.5 x 200 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP

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LIST OF WORKS

Passage, willow forest (Salix) in Autumn, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 150 x 200 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Juniper (Juniperus) in Winter, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP

TAMARA DEAN In Our Nature

Sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in Spring, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Fallen willow (Salix) in Autumn, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 120 x 160 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) in Winter, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP

In Our Nature is a site-responsive series set in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens throughout the seasons, symbolically linking the seasonal changes with the stages of life of the people in the photographs. In Our Nature is a symbolic reminder that we are not separate, nor superior to nature. It is an acknowledgement that we are indeed a part of nature and that to wreak destruction upon nature is to ultimately wreak destruction upon ourselves. This body of work was created for the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.

Hollywood (Auranticarpa rhombifolia) in Winter, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Elephant ear (Alocasia odora) in Autumn, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 150 x 200 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP The Signal, Japanese flowering cherry (Prunus serrulata) in Winter, 2017 pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Colony, willow (Salix) in Autumn, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 120 x 160 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in Summer, 2018, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 120 x 160 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Dusty miller (Senecio viravira), western wild garden, Winter, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans) in Spring, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) in Spring, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 120 x 160 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Cabbage tree (Cussonia paniculata) in Winter, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 100 x 64.33 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Juniper glade (Juniperus) in Winter, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana) in Autumn, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 120 x 160 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Messmate Stringybark (Eucalyptus Obliqua) in Summer, 2018, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Salt club sedge (Bolboschoenus caldwellii) in Winter, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in Autumn, 2017, pure pigment on cotton rag paper, 153.5 x 200 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP


Passage, willow forest (Salix) in Autumn, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 150 x 200 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Featuring dancers from the Australian Dance Theatre


Juniper (Juniperus) in Winter, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP

Sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in Spring, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP


Fallen willow (Salix) in Autumn, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 120 x 160 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Featuring dancers from the Australian Dance Theatre


Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) in Winter, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Featuring dancers from the Australian Dance Theatre

Hollywood (Auranticarpa rhombifolia) in Winter, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP


Elephant ear (Alocasia odora) in Autumn, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 150 x 200 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP


The Signal, Japanese flowering cherry (Prunus serrulata) in Winter, 2017 pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Featuring dancers from the Australian Dance Theatre

Colony, willow (Salix) in Autumn, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 120 x 160 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Featuring dancers from the Australian Dance Theatre


Sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in Summer, 2018, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 120 x 160 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP


Dusty miller (Senecio viravira), western wild garden, Winter, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP

Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans) in Spring, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP


Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) in Spring, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 120 x 160 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP


Cabbage tree (Cussonia paniculata) in Winter, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 100 x 64.33 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP

Juniper glade (Juniperus) in Winter, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP


Pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana) in Autumn, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 120 x 160 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP


Messmate Stringybark (Eucalyptus Obliqua) in Summer, 2018, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP Featuring dancers from the Australian Dance Theatre

Salt club sedge (Bolboschoenus caldwellii) in Winter, 2017, pure pigment print on cotton rag paper, 75 x 100 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP


Sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in Autumn, 2017, pure pigment on cotton rag paper, 153.5 x 200 cm, ed. 8 + 2 AP


TAMARA DEAN Born: 1976 Sydney Lives and works in Shoalhaven, New South Wales SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2018 In Our Nature, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney 2017 Instinctual, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney 2017 Force of Nature, The Lost Ones, Gallery 2016 About Face, Contemporaries, Sydney 2015 Here-and-Now immersive installation, Studio 1, Creative Practices Lab University of New South Wales, Sydney 2014 The Edge, Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney 2012 Only Human, Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney 2011 Only Human, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne 2011 Only Human, John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle 2010 This too Shall Pass, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney 2009 Ritualism, Charles Hewitt Gallery and Colin, Biggers and Paisley Art Space, Sydney 2009 Divine Rites, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2018 Martin Browne Contemporary at Auckland Art Fair, Auckland, New Zealand 2018 Divided Worlds, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia 2017 - 18 Wall Power: Contemporary Australian Photography, Cologne, Berlin, London 2017 North Head Project, Manly Gallery, Sydney 2016 Martin Browne Contemporary at Auckland Art Fair, Auckland, New Zealand 2016 Martin Browne Contemporary at 602 Art Fair, Melbourne 2016 Antipodean Inquiry, curated by Owen Craven. Yavuz Gallery, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 2015 Olsen Irwin Gallery at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Sydney 2013 Performance and installation collaboration with Bahar Behbahani, Art Omi, New York 2013 Dangerous Beauty, Graffit Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria 2011 Pagan Pop, Canberra Contemporary Art Gallery, Canberra 2011 100 Portraits, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

SELECTED AWARDS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES 2018 Finalist, Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, Sydney 2018 Finalist, Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, Sydney 2018 Finalist, National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra 2018 Selected artist - 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia 2017 Finalist, Martin Kantor Portrait Prize, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat 2016 Finalist, MAMA Art Foundation, National Photography Prize, Albury 2016 Finalist, Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London 2016 Finalist, 64th Blake Prize, Sydney 2015 Highly Commended, Portia Geach Memorial Award 2015 UNSW Media Residency, Sydney 2014 Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Award 2014 Finalist, 63rd Blake Prize, Sydney 2014 Winner, The New York Photo Awards, Fine Art Series, Powerhouse Arena, New York 2014 Finalist, Aesthetica Art Prize, St Mary’s, York 2014 Finalist, National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra 2013 Art OMI Australia, Art OMI International Artists Residency, Upstate New York, USA 2013 Highly Commended, Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, Sydney 2013 Highly Commended, Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture, Tweed Regional Gallery, Muwillumbah, NSW 2013 Finalist, 62nd Blake Prize, Sydney 2011 Winner, Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture, Tweed Regional Gallery, Muwillumbah, NSW 2010 Taronga Zoo AIR Residency, Sydney 2010 Montsalvat Artist’s Residency, Victoria SELECTED COLLECTIONS Artbank, Australia Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Art Omi Collection, New York Francis J. Greenburger Collection, New York Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast Neil Balnaves Collection, Sydney Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra The Mordant Family Collection, Sydney Tweed River Gallery, Muwillumbah, NSW Private collections in Australia, UK, Singapore and USA


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