Sense The Music: Maclay Heriot and Ruth Medjber Exhibition
Saturday 15 August 2020
Each year the ACP facilitates an opportunity for two artists - an Australian and an international artist – to discuss their creative practice, experiences and inspirations. In early February 2020, Sydney-based photographer Maclay Heriot began corresponding with Ruth Medjber in Dublin, Ireland.
Their initial conversations focused on how to communicate the energy of live music events visually. As professional photographers they had been commissioned to tour with bands, such as Portugal. The Man and Arcade Fire, as well as shoot on stage at the world’s largest music festivals, like Coachella (USA) and Glastonbury (UK). For both, the works selected for 'Sense the music' are powerful mnemonics, or memory triggers. From images of musicians in amongst their fans, to candid shots behind the scenes and studio portraits – each frame reveals the intensity of a moment and music’s capacity to connect.
This exhibition was kindly supported by the Government of Ireland through the Consulate General of Ireland in New South Wales.