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Precious Metals

Sophie Kitson

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Precious Metals is a collection of new and recent photographs by 25-year old, Sydney-based artist, Jack Mannix. Jack – after leaving home at age 13 – had his first paid job freelancing for Rolling Stone at 14, and has since had his images widely published in nation and international publications.

He has a distinctive style, shooting only on film and without the use of extra light sources, creating an intimacy and energy that remains present in his photographs. Exploring themes of isolation, addiction, sex and death; his gritty documentary-style images cross the boundaries of both lo-fi and high-fashion photography. Documenting his personal life as well a larger grand narrative, his images expose the preoccupations of both the artist and his subjects. Playing with constructions of identity and self, as well as notions of power and desire, Mannix captures the infinite spectrum of strength, beauty, brutality and fragility in contemporary life.

Precious Metals

Date: 28 March - 25 May

Location: Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Time: Wed - Fri 11am – 6pm, Sat - Sun 12-5pm

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accesible

Notes: Opening 27 March 6 − 8pm Warning: Some images contain nudity and/or drug use.

Ticket Prices: Free

Precious Metals

Sophie Kitson Curator
Jack Mannix Artist

Precious Metals is funded by the City of Yarra through the Annual Grants Program. 

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