Deborah Paauwe and Mark Kimber are two of South Australia’s most prominent photo-based artists, whose distinctive practices continue to influence generations of emerging photographers. Both artists regularly exhibit nationally and internationally, and their works are held in major public and private collections throughout Australia.
“My work concerns itself with fictions distilled from the real, and moves across the shifting and interlocking world of childhood memories and their impact on adult life. Central to my aims is the mixture of identity, gender roles and the underlying ambiguity of what is girl and what is woman.”
“I'm interested in, to paraphrase poet Shamus Heaney "the arc between language and sensation", the memory or trace of places or events, intermeshed with the somewhat fluid state of flux that both photography and memory share with the concept of ‘truth’.”