Appetite Electric : a Photographic Exhibition
29.06.2012 - 15.07.2012
06.00 PM - 08.00 PM
- tu stairwell gallery - Perth
- arts & fashion
Are we addicted to electricity?
Is it possible that technology and invention have led us down a path we cannot turn back from?
In a series of urban landscapes and colourful abstracts, photographer Ebony Frost explores how
electricity has permeated every aspect of our lives and how it shapes the way we see our world.
Inspired by the nocturnal subjects of her 365 photography project The Night Owl, Ebony’s first solo
exhibition, Appetite Electric, part of the Foto Freo Open Programme, asks us to look beyond the
elements of life we take for granted and appreciate how comfortable our lives have become because
“I wanted to explore our insatiable need for electricity and all the advantages it affords us,” Ebony
“Looking at the world through a nocturnal lens made me appreciate how much richer our lives have
become because we have access to electricity”.
“I was also fascinated when last year our own Premier dismissed the need for air conditioning - it
made me think - have we lost the ability to cope without all the ‘mod cons’”?
Opening at the Tu Stairwell Gallery in William Street, Northbridge, on Thursday 29 March, the
exhibition runs until 14 April 2012.
Ebony has been behind the lens for 10 years, with three years spent travelling the world, camera in
tow, gaining an appreciation of the built environment, urban landscapes and travel photography.
Since returning to Perth, Ebony has turned her lens toward the local creative scene, shooting images
for Drum Media, Kulcha and local emerging fashion designers.
- tu stairwell gallery
- 218A William Street