› Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Opening night of Internal Botany at Flinders Medical Centre, 25th July 2017. Special thanks to Dr Marc Agzarian for opening the exhibition, and to Arts in Health at FMC & SALA Festival for facilitating the residency and exhibition.
› Thu, 15 Jun 2017
Artist Residency – FMC
I am presently finishing off works that I have created as part of an
artist residency at Flinders Medical Centre (South Australia). Being
able to spend time in a hospital setting as an artist has been a
wonderful privilege. I aligned myself with the Medical Imaging
department and was able to be an observer in the various modalities
(X-Ray, CT, Ultrasound, etc.). I’m very excited to present my
photographic works on Tuesday 25th July at Flinders Medical Centre,
5:30pm. Internal Botany will be on display through August to September 17.
My photograph Self-portrait age 23 has been selected as finalist in the Emma Hack Art Prize 2016. The finalist exhibition is wonderfully diverse, with many interpretations of the theme ‘identity’ in various media. Thanks to Emma Hack for her dedication to emerging South Australian artists & also to Maria Petroff for the above photograph from the launch night.
› Thu, 10 Apr 2014
Mortality, Memory and the Photograph
With the recent passing of our most beloved dog Tarquin, I have realised the importance of the photograph in preserving memory.
Whilst struggling to come to terms with mortality, the mind wanders across all kind of options. Most of these seem that they may ease our own grief slightly, but are not what is right. It would be selfish to prolong the animal’s suffering, and it would be unjustifiable to spend money one does not have on crematory novelties.
We had four weeks between Tarquin’s diagnosis and his departure. In this time I took many photographs of him, but it wasn’t until I instructed my mother to take this photograph of us together that I realized how it all worked. To truly preserve the memory of your time together, you must be photographed together.
Once captured, that moment exists eternally. While Tarquin may be gone, there we are, together. On the bathroom floor, as we often were. His expression relaxed and happy. I cherish this above all of the other images I have taken of him. Whilst I have enough pictures to remember what he looks like, this is the image that means that I will always feel that connection to him. Which, in the end, is what the heart yearns for the most when they’re gone.
This is my bid to encourage others to document the little things. We need to let our friends go when it is their time, comforted by the knowledge that our connection will never fade, but exist unmarred by time; as clear and as real as when they were still here with us. That is the power of the photograph.
Steph Fuller, 2014
› Sun, 16 Mar 2014
› Sun, 16 Mar 2014
Steph minding the FELTspace Gallery on Friday
› Wed, 13 Nov 2013
Exciting exhibition news
My first solo exhibition will open on March 12th, 2014 at FELTspace in Adelaide.
› Sun, 23 Jun 2013
Here I am at the opening of the RSASA Portrait Prize. It was interesting to watch people realise that they could actually see more of this photograph than they first thought.
› Wed, 19 Jun 2013
Here is my work on the Saatchi Screen in London, photo courtesy of the lovely Kelly.
› Wed, 12 Jun 2013
Two of my images selected to show on the Saatchi Screen in London