A photograph of a person taken from above, they are lying on the ground and their eyes are closed.

PANEL: Quiet Reflections through Photography

Join us for a conversation about photography, togetherness and reflection, as Daphne Alexis Ho and Drew Pettifer explore their medium and artwork in the exhibition Closer Together.

Moderated by Associate Dean of Research and Innovation Daniel Palmer, discover how photographs can demonstrate a sense of intimacy and connection between both people and places.

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About the Speakers

Daphne Alexis Ho

Daphne Alexis Ho is a practicing photographic artist based in Hong Kong and her works have been exhibited in Melbourne, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing, Sanya and Hong Kong. Daphne captures the transcendental phenomenon of nature through an ethereal portrayal of landscape. Her interpretation of landscape is monochromatic and non-representational. In her photographs, Daphne focuses on the energy of nature such as balance, contrast and juxtaposition; fusing pictorial tension with aesthetic sensibility. Emotional aspects such as interaction, the idea of co-existence and infinite exchanges among different elements of nature are prevalent, allowing viewers to experience intensity and tranquillity at the same time.

Daphne is graduate of Bachelor of Fine Art (2011), Master of Fine Art (2014) and Doctor of Philosophy at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia (2018).

Drew Pettifer

Drew Pettifer is an artist, (non-practicing) lawyer and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Art at RMIT University. His art practice works across photography, video, print, sculpture, installation and performance and engages with histories of queerness, photographic theory, archival art practices, intimacy, and social politics.

Daniel Palmer

Daniel Palmer is Associate Dean of Research and Innovation in the School of Art at RMIT University. His books include Installation View: Photography Exhibitions in Australia 1848–2020 (Perimeter Editions 2021, with Martyn Jolly, and Photography and Collaboration: From Conceptual Art to Crowdsourcing (Bloomsbury 2017).

Image: Drew Pettifer, Untitled (Aki on the floor), 2014. Image courtesy of the artist.


Exhibition20 Jun – 13 Aug 2023

Closer Together

‘Closer Together’ reflects on the 25-year cross-cultural relationship between the Hong Kong Art School and RMIT’s School of Art. It is proudly…