20th October – 4th November
WHAT TO DO WITH THE VISITORS
WHAT TO DO WITH THE VISITORS is one strand of a research project that considers the colonial and contemporary histories of one of the major Victorian era landscaped public gardens in Australia – the Fitzroy Gardens. The photographs in this exhibition reflect on the gardens histories as captured through online image search engines. Admitting the limitations inherent in state archiving systems, the photographs document sporadic instances of horticulture, recreation, protest, and culture that have occupied the site throughout its permanence.
Xanthe Waite graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Art: Honours (Photography) in 2014. Recent exhibitions include: 2016 – SOAP at Kings ARI, Melbourne, 2016 – Is/Is Not at Westspace, Melbourne, 2016 – Ground(s) at c3 gallery, Melbourne, 2015 – Some of them got the first look at Kings ARI, Melbourne 2015 – SOAP at Fort Delta at Fort Delta, Melbourne.