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The City and The City

A street photographer and a painter show how we inhabit urban spaces.


Named for the book by China Mieville, The City and The City exhibition takes the idea of two cities that coexist in the same space. In this case however the two cities differ in time by sixty years and in space by half a world. Dieter Hobeck’s vintage London analogue photographs show this great metropolis in the 1960’s. Busy street markets, bowler hatted gents in the train and workers in the rag trade were captured hastily with Dieter’s Leica 5. Street photography is always edgy and sometimes dangerous and these images reveal gender and race themes that shine a light on today’s society.

Contrasted with the small scale black and white photography are Tim Price’s urban streetscapes. His relaxed semi abstract works  describe the way we inhabit our city in 2020. Social distancing and outdoor gatherings are shown with wonderful non local colour influenced by the Fauves and Synthetic Cubism. The rhythms of paint show staccato pixilation from vintage video games contrasting with painterly figure distortion. Linear and decorative, the works are influenced by woven rugs as was Matisse’s work.

This exhibition is to celebrate the gradual return to life of our city after a year of lockdowns and social isolation.


Timothy Price


Timothy lives and works in Hobart where he practices as an artist and teaches painting.



He completed a PhD in painting at ANU in 2018. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours at ANU in 2007.


Solo Exhibitions

2019    3 Paintings From Hobart and Surrounds, Gallery 9, Sydney

2018    Loadsa Landscape, Tributary Projects, Canberra

2017    PHD Examination Exhibition, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra

2015    Untitled Frankies, Hobart

2014    Another Melting Moment Gallery 9, Sydney

2013    Nice Paintings, Nice Price Utopian Slumps, Melbourne

2012    2020 Damien Minton Annex Space, Sydney

2010    Untitled Cunningham St, Melbourne

2009    Late Spring Show TCB Melbourne

2008    Harmony and Soul M16, Canberra

Untiled Art Wranglers, Canberra


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019    Self Portrait Exhibition, Colville Gallery, Hobart

2016    New Strokes Gallery 9, Sydney

2015    The Young Moderns, Colville Gallery, Hobart

Annual Artists Show Colville Gallery, Hobart

2014    Kippenburger Sideshow Neon Parc, Melbourne

Monuments to the Frontier Wars Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney

Young Moderns Colville Gallery, Hobart

2013    Julia Castiglioni-Bradshaw and Timothy Price Frankies, Hobart

Loyd Rees Art Prize Colville Gallery, Hobart

Graceland Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney

2012    Merchants of War, Michael Callahan Tribute Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney

North by North Moonah Arts Centre, Hobart

New Work Gallery 9, Sydney

2011    Wonder Shaper Sawtooth, Launceston

Nat and Friends Platform Art Spaces, Melbourne

2×4 M16, Canberra

Impossible Objects Utopian Slumps, Melbourne

2010    Territorial Pissings Utopian Slumps Melbourne

2008    B.C + A.D = T.P + T.C in collaboration with Trevelyan Clay, Gallery 9, Sydney

Rimbaud to Rambo Neon Parc, Melbourne

The Painting Depot M16, Canberra

2007    Untitled Gallery 9, Sydney

Untitled M16, Canberra


1970  Commenced street photography in London using a Leica camera.

1970 – 1972  Work published in

The British Journal of Photography.

Time out Magazine London.

Vision Graphics.   Sydney.

  1.   Completed photographic workshop with Sydney photographer Douglas Thompson.
  2.   Completed workshop course at The Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney.

1991     Completed a Certificate of Photography Course, TAFE. Sydney


1995- 2009 – Exhibitions ;   Cameron Street Gallery, Balmain, Sydney

Gallery Cafe, Leichhardt. Sydney.

Gallery Photographica, Newtown .Sydney

Point Light Gallery, Surrey Hills, Sydney.

Entered photographs at APW Gallery, Long Island City, New York.


2004 –          Member of the Hobart Photographic Society.

  1.            Entered photographs in The Hobart Photographic Society Exhibition.
  2.            Won runner up prize in Photography Category in The Clarence Open Art Exhibition.

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The City and The City

Nolan Gallery and School of Art
Salamanca Arts Centre, Salamanca Place, Tasmania

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