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Georgia Metaxas

is an artist whose work fits within a documentary framework, however, her interest in documentary photography derives from the tension found between ‘artistic’ intent and documentary purpose.

Portraiture is at the core of her work and is examined predominantly through universal rituals and gestures. Metaxas employs a considered and deliberate approach, a conceptually inspired rendering drawn from the chaos of reality.

Metaxas has exhibited throughout Australia and abroad including China, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions such as Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria, 2014. Her work has also been selected for numerous award exhibitions, including Melbourne's Centre for Contemporary Photography’s Documentary Award 2009, the 2012 National Portrait Prize, Canberra and The Final Nine,London UK 2014. In 2010 her work was included in the Big City Press publication Hijacked Volume 2: Australia and Germany.

Her work is held in a number of private collections in Australia and the United Kingdom as well as in public collections and institutions including Artbank, City of Melbourne Arts & Heritage Collection, City of Yarra Arts & Heritage Collection, La Trobe Picture Collection; State Library of Victoria; Monash Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Victoria and the Supreme Court of Victoria.

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