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Asher Milgate
Artist | Photographer | Director

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Brief Background

We work with the ambitious to achieve outstanding results...

With images projected onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge, on billboards, Government printed documents, newspapers, magazines and exhibited on gallery walls.

You're in good hands. I have been commissioned by all levels of government and the private sector. CI is currently working with the South Australian Government - Dept of Child Protection, Skycity, Wambati Lawyers, Waye-Harris Lawyers, Regional Development Australia, Pink Diamond Investment, Meals on Wheels Australia, WDA Agency, and the charity Youth Opportunities.

Biography

I moved to Sydney in 2007 pursuing an artistic photographic career. 
 
Mentored by Sandy Edwards in late 2009, I found my way back home (Wellington, NSW) with a new direction in social issues and documentary using photography, oral history, film, soundscapes and installation, bringing to life stories that are not widely known or easily told. By using as many elements as possible, I use history and nature to create atmospheric experiences for the viewer. 
 
My works shine a light on the nature of the Australian landscape and identity through a political, physical and a personal sphere. Simply, I am documenting the Australian landscape and all the wonderful perspectives that it entails.

Bibliography

Lydia Feng and Biwa Kwan. SBS, World News Radio, 20 March 2015
www.sbs.com.au/news/article/.../photographer-and-mission-shed-light-aboriginal-life

Columbia Oral history Master of Arts, News Brief IV: Visual Oral History April 2, 2015
http://oralhistory.columbia.edu/blog-posts/People/news-brief-iv-visual-oral-history

Daniel Browning, Interview, ABC Awaye, Sydney, Saturday 11 April 2015
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/awaye/survivors/6375980

Madeline Er, Inside History Magazine, May 7 2015
http://www.insidehistory.com.au/2015/05/survivors-an-audio-visual-exhibition/

Australian Photography, 24 August 2015
http://www.australianphotography.com/news/survivors-exhibition

Publications as Author

The Guardian, Photography, 16 March 2015
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/mar/16/six-survivors-of-australias-longest-running-mission-in-pictures

Oral History NSW, Voice Print, October 2015 No. 53
http://oralhistorynsw.org.au/files/voiceprint/voiceprint_digital_online_editions/oral-history-nsw-voiceprint-53-oct-2015.pdf

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2008
H20, Curious in Bondi Junction
Represented by Sara Roney Gallery
Crows Nest Fair Exhibition
2009
Scone Arts Exhibition
Sara Roney Gallery, Sydney
2010
1650 Gallery, Los Angeles
2015
Survivors Exhibition, Western Plains Cultural Centre. Dubbo. (solo)
Survivors Exhibition, Macquarie Theatre. Wellington. (solo)
SoundPlastic, with Johannes Sistermanns performance
Conny Dietzshold Gallery. Sydney
2016
Survivors, Shalom Carcoar (solo)
Survivors, Nanima Mission (solo)
At the Junction of Two Rivers, Wellington
2017
Cooks River? Stirrup Gallery (solo)
Art&About Finalist
Cooks River? Bankstown Arts Centre( solo)
Who is he? Contact Sheet (group)
2018
A Point in Time in Witnessing Cultural Identities, Articulate
Cooks River ? 107 Projects, Redfern (solo)
Sydney Contemporary, Everleigh
The Bender, The Lock-Up, Newcastle
Articulate 8 Anniversary, Sydney
2019
Life is not curated. Contact Sheet, Art Month
Through Our Own Eyes, Griffith Regional Gallery (group)
Cooks River ? Campsie

Awards/Competitions/Residency

2007
IPA Honorable Mention
2008
IPA Honorable Mention
IPA Honorable Mention
IPA Honorable Mention
IPA Honorable Mention
2009
Scone Arts Exhibition
Group Exhibition Sara Roney Gallery
IPA Honorable Mention
IPA Honorable Mention
IPA Honorable Mention
IPA Honorable Mention
2010
Head On Semi Finalist
2011
IPA Honorable Mention
2012
IPA Honorable Mention
2013
IPA Honorable Mention
IPA Honorable Mention
IPA Honorable Mention
2015
Head On Semi Finalist
IPA Honorable Mention
IPA Honorable Mention
IPA Honorable Mention
Spider Awards Nominee
Spider Awards Nominee
2016
At the junction of Two Rivers, Residency
2017
Head On Semi Finalist
Art&About Finalist
2018
Incinerator Prize Finalist
2019
Glasshouse Port Macquarie Residency

Selected Projects

2010- 2015
Survivors- 18 Aboriginal Elders – Wellington, NSW
Fusing artistic and didactic purpose into one cohesive whole. It is a multifaceted approach to storytelling that quite literally gives Elders a ‘voice’ while personifying the intangibles of their experience; their joys and their struggles. Over 18,000 attendees at WPCC.
www.survivors.net.au
2016
Orange Aboriginal Elders portraits and video.
2017
Cooks River? - Aboriginal history portraits, video and oral history. Exhibition involving 12 landscape portraits in concert with oral history.
2018
A Point in Time – A collaborative work delving into the life of Jeffery Amatto 2017 Dreamtime Award winner for Community Work. A former drug addict now motivational speaker. The work visually; involves a family salon of images, a timeline of Jeff during incarceration, a large paste up on recycled plywood whose concept is about traditional and contemporary life in the town of Wellington. A video of Jeff Amatto telling his story 13:51 min.
2019
The Great White Dog - Explore the identity of being Australian and what makes you Australian. Self Portrait in various locations around NSW. Delving into the affects on colonisation on the land its original inhabitants asking questions of authority and birth right.

Collections

Australia and International, Orange Regional Museum, State Library of NSW. (pending)

Commissions

Orange Regional Museum, Cooks River Alliance, NSW Health (Dubbo)

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