Ana Paula Estrada: ‘I was there (vol. I and II)’
27 March 2019
Join artist Ana Paula Estrada for the launch of I was there (vol. I and II), a set of two limited edition artist books.
For the last seven years Estrada’s practice has focused on the documentation of life stories of older Australians by combining photography and oral history through the medium of the artist book. I was there tells the life stories of two unrelated older Brisbane residents; Kevin and Esta, with whom Estrada has developed close friendships with through regular visits.
I was there documents conversations with Kevin and Esta, highlighting the voices and experiences of older members of our communities, while seeking to preserve important oral traditions and informal knowledge.
The publications will be introduced by Dr. Tim Mosely (Lecturer in Fine Art, Queensland College of Art), with copies available to purchase from the Gallery Shop.
Ana Paula Estrada
Ana Paula Estrada is a Mexican–Australian artist based in Brisbane. In 2015, she was the recipient of the SLQ Siganto Foundation Artists’ Books Fellowship for her artist book ‘Memorandum’, which was awarded the AAANZ Best Artist Book Prize 2017, as well as a silver award with distinction by the Australian Professional Photography Awards and a commended prize by the Australian Photobook of the Year Award. It was also shortlisted in Les recontres Arles (France), Libris Award (Mackay), Felila International Prize (Argentina), and more.