Art & Design

Melbourne’s Creative Scene Gets A Cool New Exhibition

By Peter Tzimos
12th Dec 2016

all i had i gave exhibition

Melbourne’s creative scene has kept us all well read, well clothed and well entertained for years, but this new photography exhibition is bound to be one of the coolest celebrations of local talent we’ve seen.

Edward Goldner is well known as one of Australia’s talented cinematographers, working on hard-hitting advertisements for the likes of PTV, L’Oreal, VIC Health and AFL.

However, these shots take more of an exclusive look at Goldner's own exploration of the Soviet Union. ‘All I Had I Gave’ is an exploration of the crumbling cities of the once powerful Cold War countries, set in black and white on 35mm film.

The portraits encapsulate the exhausted landscapes of Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and the USA, with their characters enduring, and even thriving, in these scenes of struggle. The series documents the harsh realities of life in Russia and abroad, with themes of duality and loneliness carefully, yet powerfully, explored.

Over the course of two years, Goldner travelled across the world to capture these beautiful stills, which have been hand printed using traditional darkroom techniques.

The exhibition is now open at Kensington’s Fox Darkroom and Gallery, until the 23rd of December. Find more information here about Melbourne’s beautiful new gallery.  

Image Credit: Edward Goldner

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