Naomi Hobson: Adolescent Wonderland

‘Today photography needs to push the boundary… I’m using the medium to tell real stories that I feel don’t get told or haven’t been told. I want people to see who our youth really are: fun, playful, smart, savvy, proud, adventurous and witty.’ – Naomi Hobson.

Inspired by the classic children’s novel ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll, Naomi Hobson presents evocative photographic portraits in ‘Adolescent Wonderland’, which capture the youthful spirit of Aboriginal people from her community of Coen on Cape York Peninsula.

Naomi Hobson, Southern Kaantju/Umpila people, Queensland, born Coen, Queensland 1978, Daley’s Bike “Ms. Daley, the kindergarten teacher has a flash black bike, it’s them olden-style one. Every time I drop Erica off at kindy, I always check it out.” Kayla, from the series ‘Adolescent Wonderland’, 2019, Coen, Queensland, digital print on paper, 81 × 110cm. © Naomi Hobson/Redot Fine Art Gallery. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Naomi Hobson, Southern Kaantju/Umpila people, Queensland, born Coen, Queensland 1978, Road Play “She told Mum she was taking me for a ride down the road but she not.” Laine. from the series ‘Adolescent Wonderland’, 2019, Coen, Queensland, digital print on paper, 81.0 × 110.0cm. © Naomi Hobson/Redot Fine Art Gallery. . Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
11 December 2021 to 27 February 2022
South Australia

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