Photographs by Janelle Low, winner of the 2023 Wai Tang Commissioning Award, will be on display at Victoria’s Museum of Australian Photography from 21 September to 12 November.

Untitled # 10  2023, from the series ‘I Did Not Know How Far I Would Carry The Broken Pieces Of Our Trust’ by Janelle Low; courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY.

Selected as a finalist in the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize in 2017 and 2022, Janelle has become the second recipient of the Wai Tang Commissioning Award. The exhibition, which is titled I Did Not Know How Far I Would Carry The Broken Pieces Of Our Trust, explores the loss of friendship. For this series Low invited people to share their own stories about friendships they had lost. The process of making these works was cathartic and enabled her to mourn the loss of a close friendship. The resulting body of work comprises a series of intriguingly ambiguous abstracted black and white photographs that depict objects that hold significance to Low’s personal experience of the breakdown of trust. These are shown alongside ceramic sculptural forms.

The Museum of Australian Photography is located at 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill, Victoria 3150. It will be open between 21 September and 12 November 2023. Click here for more information.