We are very excited to announce our 7th annual Pool Grant Exhibition. The Pool Grant is an initiative very close to us – it’s our chance to give back to the wider photographic community and support the next wave of image-makers. This year’s exhibition will feature Lyndal Irons’ amazing body of work ‘On Parramatta Road’.
‘On Parramatta Road’ documents and preserves Australia’s first highway, a stretch perpetually threatened by change. It is a field study of life on a road considered dead, across car yards, brothels, bed shops and around 20 suburbs of greater Sydney. Together, they form a living museum of greater Sydney: its affluence, issues and heritage.
“I aim to restore a sense of journey to a road better known for daily transit. Part documentary photography and part road trip, my series preserves today’s road for future reference and encourages a deepened experience of everyday life.” – Lyndal Irons
Selected from hundreds of entries, this year’s Pool Grant recipient will be announced Opening Night of ‘On Parramatta Road’ by special guest judge Jess Scully.