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Title

Shenae and Jade

2005
printed 2006

Artist

Petrina Hicks

Australia

1972 -

  • Details

    Dates
    2005
    printed 2006
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    lightjet print
    Edition
    6/8
    Dimensions
    85.5 x 80.0 cm image; 97.3 x 93.1 cm sheet; 101.2 x 95.7 x 4.5 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r.c. verso,

    Credit
    Viktoria Marinov Bequest 2006
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    318.2006
    Copyright
    © Petrina Hicks

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  • About

    Born in Sydney, Petrina Hicks studied photo media at Canberra School of Art, ANU and now lives and works in Sydney. She has produced several series of photographs in the last 4 years focusing on young people, and is particularly interested in showing the tension between beauty and imperfection.

    'Shenae and Jade' is typical of Hicks’ unconventional portraits. The young model holds the budgie’s head in her mouth. It’s the kind of slightly dangerous behaviour which can be unnerving to observe. The freckled nose of the model is in tension with her smooth pale temples, heavily lashed closed eyes and soft white top. The luminescent background and generally pale colouration throw the headless body of the brightly coloured budgie into high relief.

    Hicks has won several prizes including Sydney Life, Art & About 2004 and the Josephine Ulrich Photography Award for Portraiture 2003. She has most recently exhibited in Melbourne in 'Light sensitive: contemporary Australian photography from the Loti Smorgon Fund' at the National Gallery of Victoria.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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