Georgina Campbell is a photographic artist and teacher working at high school and tertiary level with an interest in exploring the photograph as a sculptural object, building her own cameras and experimenting with landscapes.
Winning Best Documentary Work at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne) in 2015, she has been a finalist in numerous art prizes in Australia including the Perth Centre for Photography CLIP Awards (2016 & 2017), MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize (2016), Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award (2014), Alice Prize (2014), and the Monash Gallery of Art Bowness Prize (2010). Internationally, Georgina has been shortlisted in various exhibitions including the Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition (UK), and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado, USA.
Her solo exhibitions include Open Your Mind – Tread Softly, held at the Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, Melbourne, in 2015 and The Grandfather Paradox, at the Queensland Centre for Photography and the C3 Gallery, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne both in 2009.
In the past, Georgina was the founder and director of the Obscurity Pictures Gallery Space in Melbourne, Australia and founded The Plastic Photo Show, an annual open entry photography exhibition for plastic lens and toy cameras, and authored The Plastic Photo Show – The Book a book celebrating the artists who had participated. She has also been a guest lecturer multiple times at universities around Melbourne, speaking about her scanner cameras and her practice as an artist. More recently, Georgina has completed a book, Strange Loop, based on her most recently body of work created at an artist residency in Iceland in 2016.
Georgina currently lives and works in London, UK and Melbourne, Australia.
Born Gosford, NSW, Australia
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia & London, UK.
2015 Grad. Cert in International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, Flinders University, South Australia.
2009 Masters of Visual Art, Monash University, Victoria.
2007 Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), Monash University, Victoria.
2003 Graduate Certificate Arts & Entertainment Management, Deakin University, Victoria.
2001 Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Deakin University, Victoria.
Open Your Mind – Tread Softly, Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, 2015.
The Grandfather Paradox, Queensland Centre for Photography, 2009
Bibliography, Brunswick Street Gallery, 2009
The Grandfather Paradox, C3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford Convent, 2009
Suburban Oddities, Malvern Town Hall. Malvern, Victoria. 2006
Plant Matter, Ashburton Library Art Track, Ashburton, Victoria. 2006
Pod Pictures, Ashburton Library, Victoria. 2005
Samples of Action, Obscurity Pictures Gallery Space. 2003
Photographs, Obscurity Pictures Gallery Space. 2003
Seeing With Bigger Eyeballs, Obscurity Pictures Gallery Space, 2002
Visual Specimens, Deakin University, Toorak. 30 October – 9 November. 2001
St. Petersburg Artist Residency, Russia. Feb – March, 2018
Self Directed, Skagaströnd, Iceland. July / August 2017.
NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland. October / November / December 2016.
Gamli skóli (Old School), Hrisey, Iceland. October 2013.
Winner, Vanbar Best Documentary Work, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne. 2015
Awarded Half Scholarship, Summer School at Charles Sturt University, 2006
Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 160, 2017
CLIP Awards, Perth Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2017
Landscapes, Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado, USA, 2017
Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat,VIC. 2016
Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 159, 2016
MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize, 2016
CLIP Awards, Perth Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2016
Earth & Sky, Photo Place Gallery, Vermont, USA. 2015
Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat,VIC. 2015
Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat,VIC. 2014
Alice Prize, Alice Springs, NT. 2014
Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, QLD. 2014
She Exhibition, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, VIC. 2014
The National Open Art Competition, UK. 2012
Scan It, gallery40, Brighton, UK. 2012
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK. 2012
Photo-Media Open Salon, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London, 2011
Open Photography, Royal West of England Art Academy, 2011
William & Winifred Bowness Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, 2010
Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat, 2010
Churchie Emerging Artist Awards, 2010
National Erotic Art Awards, 2010
Muswellbrook Photographic Awards, 2010
Prometheus Art Awards, 2009
Agendo Art Awards, Phoenix Gallery, Deakin University, 2009
Agendo Art Awards, Gardner Galleries. 2007
Chapel on Station Gallery Religious Art Prize, 2006
Daffodil Day Art Awards Travelling Exhibition, 2005
Strathcona Art Show, Hawthorn, Victoria 2005
Australian Landscape Photography Prize, Welshman’s Reef, 2005
Selected Group Exhibitions
Capture. Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn. 2008
What Lies Beneath with Heidi Yardley. Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne. 2007
Exploration Seven. Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne. 2007
Linden Gallery Postcard Show. St.Kilda, Victoria. 2007
CCP Salon. Fitzroy, Victoria. 2006
Linden Gallery Postcard Show. St.Kilda, Victoria. 2005
CCP Autumn Salon. Fitzroy, Victoria. 2005
Nowa Nowa Nude Festival. Nowa Nowa, Victoria. 2005
CCP Summer Salon. Fitzroy, Victoria. 2004
Linden Gallery Postcard Show. St.Kilda, Victoria. 2004
From Here to Obscurity with Kylie Houldcroft, Manningham City Council Gallery. 2001
Publications and Press
Icy Vistas to melt hearts, open minds. Bayside Leader, Oct.13, 2015
TV Interview, Ríkisútvarpið RUV – The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, October 2013.
Square Magazine SP03 Toy Camera, March 2013.
Innovative Local Artist #1, Dan Kerr, http://www.youngausskeptics.com, August 2009
Student Profile, Monash University Off Campus Connection, Issue 5, June/July 2009
Focus on the unpredictable, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Moonee Valley Community News, Sep.2, 2008
Snapping the old-fashioned way, Progress Leader, January 15, 2008
New kids on the block, Megan Backhouse, Art Gallery Guide, May / June 2007
M Preview, The Sunday Age, September 17, 2006
Jurassic technology, Metro, The Age, 2006
Views, Capture Magazine, September_October, 2006
Radio Interview, 3CR, Art Show, 2004
Plastic Photo Show, Agenda, The Age, August 15, 2004.
Plastic Photo Show feature, Lomo Australia website, 2002
Photos with a fuzzy logic, Melbourne Yarra Leader, 11 November, 2002.
Dark Places, Good Weekend, The Age. December 22, 2001.
Owner and Director of Obscurity Pictures Gallery Space, North Fitzroy, Victoria.
Founder and Director of the Plastic Photo Show held at Incinerator Arts Complex, Moonee Ponds, 2008
Incinerator Arts Complex, Moonee Ponds, 2007, Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, 2006, Red Gallery, Fitzroy North, 2005, Red Gallery, Fitzroy North, Victoria. 2004, & Obscurity Pictures Gallery Space, Fitzroy North. 2003
Selected Teaching Experience
Deakin University, Sessional Lecturing in Photography. 2005 & 2010
Reading College, Reading, Berkshire, UK. Photography (Instructor of record.) 2011
Strode’s College, Egham, Surrey, UK. Photography (Instructor of record.) 2013
Brighton Arts & Cultural Centre Gallery, Bayside City Council, Brighton, Australia
Daryl Hewson Collection, (http://darylhewsoncollection.com)
Private collections in Australia, UK, USA.