Alex Bishop-Thorpe
Photographic Artist, Maker
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Profile

My name is Alex, I'm a South Australian Photographic Artist and I like to make things. The focus of my practice for the last few years has been the photograph as a physical object and prop of performance, and to this end my work embraces a range of experimental and antiquarian photographic techniques and materials as well as interdisciplinary projects. I'm interested in how the photograph distorts and expands our lived experience of the world, both in it's making and viewing.
I am also one of the co-founders of The Analogue Laboratory, a photographic facility and Darkroom here in Adelade that works with artists, conservators, researchers and members of the public.


Contact

email: alex.bishop.thorpe@gmail.com
phone: +61 405 092 592

Education

2012 - 2013: Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) (University of South Australia)
2008 - 2011: Bachelor of Visual Arts (Photography) (University of South Australia)

Residencies

Early Winter Artist in Residence, The Banff Centre, 2015. Banff, Alberta, Canada. [link]
Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives (BigCi) , 2014. Bilpin, New South Whales. [link]
Performing Artist Forum, 2014. Saint-Erme-Outre-et-Ramecourt, France. [link]
2011-2012 Prospect Gallery Artist in Residence. Prospect, South Australia. [link]

Selected Exhibition History

2016
Clockwork Light House, CACSA Project Space, Adelaide, South Australia.
2015
The Minus World: Immersive Multiplayer Mode, SASA Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Eight-Bit Panopticon, Constance Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania.

2014
Planetshine, FELTspace
Arcadia, Centennial Park, South Australia.
Moriendo Renascor, SASA Gallery [link]
Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, Drill Hall, Torrens Parade Grounds.

2013
Full Circle: Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition, University of South Australia
I saw a dream like this, Australian Experimental Art Foundation
The Analogue Lab Show, The Mill
Distorted: Illusions Through the Camera Lens, Constance ARI, Hobart
Distorted: Illusions Through the Camera Lens, Tooth and Nail, Adelaide

2012
Inklings, Espionage Gallery
Re-Collected: A photographic Survey of Place, Prospect Gallery [link]
Up: Experimental Photography of the Sky, Tooth and Nail

2011
From The Cold, SASA Gallery Little Interventions Project
The Shadow Box: An exhibition of pinhole photography, Liverpool Street Gallery
Elevation Shimmering West, Higher Ground
Print, Repeat, Burnside Civic Centre

Collaborations

Supernatural Tasks and Magic Objects, Creative Collaboration with Tanya Shultz (2013)
Documentary Collaboration with the Scott Theatre Group (2012)
Suburb as Site, Collaboration with Deakin University (2010)