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 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.
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
DIETER HOBECK CV
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.
- Completed photographic workshop with Sydney photographer Douglas Thompson.
- 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.
- Entered photographs in The Hobart Photographic Society Exhibition.
- Won runner up prize in Photography Category in The Clarence Open Art Exhibition.