‘The Birthday Party’ eternalises the last days of childhood with timeless portraits that are at once hauntingly beautiful and provocative. Vee Speers explores the playful escapism of games of “dress up” in childhood and the encompassing notions of performance and play.
These portraits confront us with reminders of our own childhood, creating enigmatic stories which blur the line between reality and fiction, highlighting our need to escape into fantasy.
Paris-based Australian artist Vee Speers fell in love with photography in the ‘70s when she assisted her father in his darkroom. Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and festivals around the world, and widely published.
After delivering the first online festival in the world in May, attracting 80,000 visits, Head On Photo Festival returns with a printed festival of quality photography this November.
Visit beautiful and topical exhibitions in open spaces and galleries around Sydney.