Between Two Worlds
14 February — 8 March 2017
Opening: Sunday, February 19, 2:00 — 4:00 pm
Fox Galleries is proud to present the work of the late Maggie Diaz – a trailblazing American-Australian photographer and artist in Between Two Worlds.
Diaz, a former showgirl in Blackstone’s Magic Show, picked up photography whilst working as a darkroom assistant in an advertising agency in the early 50’s. Diaz arrived in Australia in 1961 and in a time of few women photographers, quickly established herself a reputation as an important émigré artist, alongside her male counterparts of the time.
Diaz’s work as been acquired by The National Gallery of Australia, The National Library of Australia and The State Library of Victoria holds a comprehensive archive of the negatives.
Following her death in October 2016, Fox Galleries commemorates Diaz with an exhibition featuring signed limited edition prints as well as never-before-exhibited original photographs. This show coincides with the artist’s birthday and a public memorial in Melbourne.
SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS
Maggie Diaz Projects – Inaugural event & Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women, Brightspace, St Kilda, Melbourne
On Sacred Ground (solo), Installation near Maggie’s home at Sacred Heart Mission Graze on Grey, St Kilda, Melbourne
As Modern as Tomorrow, Photographers in Post-war, Melbourne State Library of Victoria
Maggie Diaz, One-way Ticket(solo), Ballarat International Foto Biennale
Into the Light (solo), Travelling exhibition touring seven locations across Australia