Merilyn Fairskye

Merilyn Fairskye has exhibited widely for over 35 years. Recent
exhibitions include Incommensurable: Photo-media in the Era of
Globalisation at the Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra 2018 and Radiant at
Bath Spa University, UK 2015. Her work has been shown in festivals
and major galleries and museums around the world, including the Al
Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival, the Tate Modern,
London and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Her work is held
in most public Australian collections and in the Getty Center, Los
Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Awards include
numerous Australian Film Commission and Australia Council grants,
and residencies at Rockefeller Foundation, Cité Internationale des
Arts and PS1 Museum. She is Honorary Associate Professor at the
University of Sydney where she taught from 2000 to 2014.

“Capturing material out in the world is just the beginning. What follows after is unpredictable but anchored to the subjective human experience of ‘being there’ for artist and viewer both.”

b. 1950, Sydney / lives and works in Sydney

ESTC/NAS student, 1973–1974

The Day After (Degelen Mountain, Soviet underground nuclear test site, The Polygon, Kazakhstan) (detail), 2015, pigment prints on paper, 5 parts: 1 part 80 × 120 cm, 4 parts 33 × 50 cm. Gift of Merilyn Fairskye, 2018

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