News …. 2017

Upcoming..  Finalist  in the MGA Foundation William & Winifred Bowness 2017 Photography Prize. (Monash Gallery of Art) 

Exhibition dates
14 October – 26 November 2017

Opening and announcement
Thursday 19 October 2017

`Poppies  I` is from the series ‘Vanitas revisited’, this  new series considers the beauty and fragile transience of life and memories. Mirroring the gentle shadow and ethereal inevitability of decline, the series of floral images capture the temporal nature of life – in a painterly style.    My approach in this series was influenced by 17th-century Dutch still-life paintings. The imagery explores and celebrates the soulful nature and wonder of our lives.


Elaine Batton Southside


Finalist in the  2016 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award .

Finalist in the MGA Foundation William & Winifred Bowness 2016 Photography Prize. (Monash Gallery of Art) 

Southside’ is from the series Traveller or tourist? which explores travel with imagery that seeks to engage and transport the viewer. A painterly landscape that expands on travelling as it mixes with exploration of light, emotion, past travels and art. The use of bold colour and contrasts combines to add depth to the whole composition. This interweaving of scenes from a mountain region on the south side of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, celebrates beauty that is timeless and ageless’.